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The Shawshank Redemption Fandoms

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If it weren't for Shawshank's extensive fan base, we probably wouldn't even remember that this movie ever existed. It pretty much flopped in theaters originally, which we blame more on the marketing geniuses who were somehow unable to sell a movie to the public that should have easily sold itself.

Critics loved it to pieces, though, and it has since become one of the most watched films in Hollywood history. We dare you to turn on AMC right now and not find the movie coming on sometime within the next three hours.

Who are these people that have such a Shawshankerin' for Darabont's classic? Here are a few of our favorites:

  • All Things Shawshank
    Read the screenplay, check out interviews, or just keep refreshing the homepage until you're sick of hearing that "Welcome to Shawshank" audio clip.
  • A Serious Fan
    A Shawshank fan makes a pilgrimage to Mansfield and film's iconic tree. This is news in Cleveland. Read about his journey, so you don't have to take one yourself.

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