History Trivia / TheShawshankRedemption

23rd Jun '16 1:51:21 PM Gitman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AbilityOverAppearance: Traditionally, guys called "Red" are redheads (this was the case in the novella). Initial casting calls had that in mind. The role is played by MorganFreeman, who would not pick up that nickname naturally but owns the role anyway. It's explained in the film (though not in the novella), that Red's nickname comes from his name, Ellis Redding.
** This is referenced in the film when Andy asks him why he's called Red. The reply "maybe because I'm Irish" is a reference to the Red character in the original novel, who was both red headed and Irish.

to:

* AbilityOverAppearance: AbilityOverAppearance:
**
Traditionally, guys called "Red" are redheads (this was the case in the novella). Initial casting calls had that in mind. The role is played by MorganFreeman, who would not pick up that nickname naturally but owns the role anyway. It's explained in the film (though not in the novella), that Red's nickname comes from his name, Ellis Redding.
** *** This is referenced in the film when Andy asks him why he's called Red. The reply "maybe because I'm Irish" is a reference to the Red character in the original novel, who was both red headed and Irish.Irish.
** For that matter, Tim Robbins as Andy qualifies. In the novella Red describes him as a "small, neat little man". Tim Robbins is 6'5", but he nails the role.
28th Apr '16 8:56:37 PM jameygamer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InsertCameo:
** The hands loading the gun in the beginning of the film belong to director Frank Darabont.

to:

* InsertCameo:
**
InsertCameo: The hands loading the gun in the beginning of the film belong to director Frank Darabont.
24th Apr '16 6:36:00 PM jameygamer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* VindicatedByCable: Back in 1994, it earned just over $28 million at the US box office; it has since enjoyed a remarkable life on cable television and home video. Ted Turner loved this movie so much, he made sure it was playing on at least one of his cable networks every weekend for about a decade (Helped by the fact that he had sold the rights to the movie cheaply to his own stations so playing it was cheap), which helped the film earn back its budget and give it the mainstream recognition it never received while in theaters. You can still find it on Creator/{{TBS}} or a similar channel, even 15 years later.

to:

* VindicatedByCable: Back in 1994, it earned just over $28 million at the US box office; it has since enjoyed a remarkable life on cable television and home video. Ted Turner loved this movie so much, he made sure it was playing on at least one of his cable networks every weekend for about a decade (Helped by the fact that he had sold the rights to the movie cheaply to his own stations so playing it was cheap), which helped the film earn back its budget and give it the mainstream recognition it never received while in theaters. You can still find it on Creator/{{TBS}} or a similar channel, even 15 years later. It's also available on Creator/{{Netflix}}.
15th Apr '16 9:44:53 PM jameygamer
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* This is one of the films on Creator/RogerEbert's [[RogerEbertGreatMoviesList Great Films List]].
13th Apr '16 1:05:43 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The mug shot shown on Red's parole paperwork is a photo of MorganFreeman's son Alfonso. Alfonso also has a cameo at the beginning of the movie, he's the inmate who says "Fresh fish! Fresh fish today! We're reeling 'em in!" as the bus carrying Andy comes in.
*** He also starred as ''Fred'' Redding in the parody short ''The [=SharkTank=] Redemption''.
** Did anybody else notice that [[Creator/ClancyBrown the Captain]] is actually [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Mr. Krabs]]? He is [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries also]] [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Lex]] [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited Luthor]] and [[Film/{{Highlander}} The Kurgan]]
** And as of 2011, the Lex Luthor torch [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice has been passed]] to Bogs!
** So Lex Luthor was beating up Lex Luthor!
** [[Series/TheWalkingDead Dale]] prosecuted Andy.
*** As did [[Film/TheGreenMile Harry Terwilliger]].
** [[Film/{{Aliens}} Drake]] rapes Andy.
** [[Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney Death]] is an inmate.
14th Mar '16 8:35:36 AM Gitman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** And as of 2011, the Lex Luthor torch [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice has been passed]] to Boggs!

to:

** And as of 2011, the Lex Luthor torch [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice has been passed]] to Boggs!Bogs!



** Creator/MarkRolston, the actor who played Boggs (a serial rapist) genuinely seemed overjoyed to be working with everyone in interviews and seems nothing like his character.

to:

** Creator/MarkRolston, the actor who played Boggs Bogs (a serial rapist) genuinely seemed overjoyed to be working with everyone in interviews and seems nothing like his character.
22nd Feb '16 4:07:33 AM pittsburghmuggle
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[Film/BillAndTed Death]] is an inmate.

to:

** [[Film/BillAndTed [[Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney Death]] is an inmate.
27th Jan '16 3:57:43 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Did anybody else notice that [[Creator/ClancyBrown the Captain]] is actually [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Mr. Krabs]]? He is [[SupermanTheAnimatedSeries also]] [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Lex]] [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited Luthor]] and [[Film/{{Highlander}} The Kurgan]]

to:

** Did anybody else notice that [[Creator/ClancyBrown the Captain]] is actually [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Mr. Krabs]]? He is [[SupermanTheAnimatedSeries [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries also]] [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Lex]] [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited Luthor]] and [[Film/{{Highlander}} The Kurgan]]
26th Jan '16 5:48:53 AM lady_peaseblossom
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Director Frank Darabont had to change the title from ''Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption'' to just ''The Shawshank Redemption'' because several actresses sent in their resumes in for consideration thinking it was a Rita Hayworth movie. Accorting to Darabont, a supermodel's agent called him and said that it was the best script he'd ever read and his client would be perfect for the part of "Rita Hayworth"!

to:

* Director Frank Darabont had to change the title from ''Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption'' to just ''The Shawshank Redemption'' because several actresses sent in their resumes in for consideration thinking it was a Rita Hayworth movie. Accorting to Darabont, a supermodel's agent called him and said that it was the best script he'd ever read and his client would be perfect for the part of "Rita Hayworth"!Hayworth"--[[EpicFail immediately revealing just how much attention the agent had paid to the actual script.]]
23rd Jan '16 7:35:02 AM TairaMai
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Director Frank Darabont had to change the title from ''Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption'' to just ''The Shawshank Redemption'' because several actresses sent in their resumes in for consideration thinking it was a Rita Hayworth movie. Accorting to Darabont, a supermodel's agent called him and said that it was the best script he'd ever read and his client would be perfect for the part of "Rita Hayworth"!
This list shows the last 10 events of 71. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Trivia.TheShawshankRedemption