Posted June 12th, 2014 @ 01:41pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The Shawshank Residuals says:
Twenty years after it was released and flopped, "The Shawshank Redemption" has turned in a money machine.
"Shawshank" was an underwhelming box-office performer when it hit theaters 20 years ago this September, but then it began to redeem itself, finding an audience on home video and later becoming a fixture on cable TV.
The film has taken a near-mystical hold on viewers that shows no sign of abating. Steven Spielberg once told the film's writer-director Frank Darabont that he had made "a chewing-gum movie—if you step on it, it sticks to your shoe," says Mr. Darabont, who went on to create "The Walking Dead" for AMC.
If you ask my 11-year-old daughter what her favorite movie is… she'll tell you it's Shawshank Redemption.
Of course, I've skipped "The Sisters Scene" every time we've watched it…