Stephen King’s film adaptation “The Key to Freedom” is one of the most beloved films in the world and is, among others, in the first place of the Top 250 IMDb. Watch it tonight on Channel 5.
Stephen King’s name often conjures up horrors such as “Carrie” and “The Children of the Corn.” But what many consider the best film adaptation of his work is more touching than terrifying. “The Key to Freedom,” based on King’s 1982 novel “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption,” has been hailed as one of the best films in the world.
But it fared less well when it was released in 1994. Despite near-exclusive critical acclaim, audiences failed, probably because of more enticing titles like “Pulp Fiction” and “Forrest Gump.” But despite disappointing box office receipts, the video release was all the more successful at the box office as it became one of the most praised films of 1995.
Frank Darabont directed and wrote the story of a new inmate (Tim Robbins) at Shawshank Prison and his friendship with veteran Red (Morgan Freeman). The film was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and has topped Imbd’s list of the 250 greatest movies of all time since 2008.
You can watch “The Key to Freedom” tonight on Channel 5 at 8:00 p.m.
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