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Did You Know?
… that the mug shots on Red's parole papers are actually photographs of Morgan Freeman's son, Alfonso Freeman. He can also be seen in the scene where Andy arrives at Shawshank.
… that the movie was based on a Stephen King novella "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption." The story can be found in his book Different Seasons.
... When The Shawshank Redemption was released it received mixed reviews from the critics, made very little money and won no Oscars. But five years later . . . Shawshank found redemption No one knows why but through DVD viewings, television screenings and word of mouth this movie began turning up on everyone's favorite movie lists. It has resided at or near the top of imdb's Top 250 List ever since. Ask five people what their favorite movie is and we bet you will get at least one vote for The Shawshank Redemption. Can we explain it? Many have tried. We'll let our old friend Rodger Ebert give it a shot.
... At great personal cost Andy plays Mozart for the prisoners. The music transports him away from the prison. We thought you might like to feel the beauty of the music like he did. The piece he plays is from The Marriage of Figaro.
... The Rita Hayworth movie the prisoners watch is Gilda. Here is a clip:
.... Just for Fun. Those jibjab guys do The Shawshank Redemption in a Minute: