Stars Reunite For 20th Anniversary Of 'The Shawshank Redemption'

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Stars Reunite For 20th Anniversary Of 'The Shawshank Redemption'


The main characters of one of the greatest movies of all time reunited twenty years after the film first hit theaters.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, on Tuesday night the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reunited actors Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins along with director Frank Darabont in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of "The Shawshank Redemption."

During the onstage interview with author Max Brooks, the small group said they enjoyed working on the filmbut there was one major thing they disagreed on. The title.

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Stars Reunite For 20th Anniversary Of 'The Shawshank Redemption'
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Morgan Freeman, Frank Darabont and Tim Robbins attend the 20th anniversary screening of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actors Morgan Freeman (L) and Tim Robbins (R) attend the 20th anniversary screening of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actor Tim Robbins attends the 20th anniversary screening of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actor Morgan Freeman attends the 20th anniversary screening of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actor Gil Bellows attends the 20th anniversary screening of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Screenwriter Max Brooks attends the 20th anniversary screening of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actor/ Director / Producer Mel Brooks attends the 20th anniversary screening of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Director Frank Darabont attends the 20th anniversary screening of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Screenwriter Max Brooks (L) Actor/Director/Producer Mel Brooks (R) attend the 20th anniversary screening of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actor Tim Robbins attends the 20th anniversary screening of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Cast and crew of the movie'The Shawshank Redemption' pose at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 20th Anniversary Screening Of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Cast and crew of the movie'The Shawshank Redemption' pose at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 20th Anniversary Screening Of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Frank Darabont (L) and Clancy Brown arrive at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 20th Anniversary Screening Of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actor Clancy Brown arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 20th Anniversary Screening Of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) (L-R) Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins and Frank Darabont arrive at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 20th Anniversary Screening Of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actor David Proval arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 20th Anniversary Screening Of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
Frank Darabont, writer-director, and Mark Rolston during 10th Anniversary Screening of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Mirek Towski/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 18: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Actor Tim Robbins arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 20th Anniversary Screening Of 'The Shawshank Redemption' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
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"I wondered, why are they calling it 'The Shawshank Redemption?'" said Freeman. "Nobody can say that."

The film is consistently listed at the top of many top movie lists. It's number four on The Hollywood Reporter's list of Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films, and number one on IMDb. However,it wasn't a hit upon release. It only found an audience after it played on television again and again and again.

Maybe it was the name?

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