It received eight Oscar nominations.
Known as one of the most famous "sleepers" because it made less than 30 million dollars during its original release, However, its rental profits are astronomical and it makes most "Top 100 movies" lists.
On imdb.com, it ranks as the second best movie of all time, just behind The Godfather.
Mark: The Shawshank Redemption.
Tom: How is it?
Mark: Fucking awesome!