PG | | Drama, Romance
Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
HHS Studios is named for Hollywood High School, which Frank Darabont attended.
What about the kid?
Studio Executive: What kid?
Studio Executive: You know, the kid who rings the bell.
Studio Executive: What kid? What bell? What are you talking about?
Studio Executive: The kid. After the mine caves in. The kid. He runs up the hill. He rings the bell to alert the town.
Studio Executive: Is that in the script? What ...
Studio Executive: ...
The giant bronze war memorial statue in the cellar of City Hall could never have been placed down under the building in the manner it was shown or in any manner for that matter. It is also out of scale with the typical height of a basement ceiling.
The Hollywood executives heard in the first scene are briefly heard over the Castle Rock logo. Postcards of Lawson fall down around the opening credits.
$7,366,207 (USA) (23 December 2001)
$27,807,266 (USA) (14 March 2002)