Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS): Hollywood icon Morgan Freeman has thanked individuals for making his field workplace flop, The Shawshank Redemption, a basic.
“It has been 26 years since #ShawshankRedemption got here out in theaters and I am nonetheless grateful to everybody who made our field workplace flop one of the vital beloved films of all time,” he tweeted together with a number of stills of the movie.
He additionally shared his favorite quote within the movie: “I hope to see my good friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue because it has been in my goals. I hope”.
On launch in 1994, Frank Darabont’s “The Shawshank Redemption” didn’t set the box-office afire. As we speak, the movie has gained cult standing, and is extensively thought-about one of many best-made fiction options with regards to jail break.
Darabont’s movie, extensively thought-about a basic now, is No. 1 on IMDB’s person listing of the most well-liked movies of all time, though it was a dud on launch, incomes simply over $16 million in its preliminary run.
The movie is predicated on Stephen King’s 1982 novella, “Rita Hayworth And Shawshank Redemption”, and it tells the story of two prisoners who forge a lifelong friendship. These are Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a person wrongly convicted for the homicide of his spouse and her lover, and Purple (Morgan Freeman), who’s serving out a life sentence.
The film was nominated for seven Oscars, together with Finest Image and Finest Actor (for Freeman). It co-stars Gil Bellows, Clancy Brown, Bob Gunton, Paul McCrane, William Sadler, James Whitmore.