Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Shawshank Redemption, The .
Fifth from the front. In chapter four on the DVD, Haywood bets on the 'Fat Guy' and points him out to the others by saying, 'Fifth one from the front.'
4. In chapter 27 on the DVD, Tommy goes outside to see the warden. When the warden looks up at the guard, he shoots him four times.
Elmo. When Tommy is telling Andy and Red about who killed his wife, he tells the story of Elmo Blatch, and him bragging about killing his wife.
3. In the movie, Red had a parole hearing every ten years starting with 20 and ending with 40, when he was released.
500 yards. Toward the end of the movie, Red says that Andy crawled 500 yards to freedom.
37927. In chapter 15 on the DVD, Andy walks into the library to help Brooks. You can see clearly that it is 37927.
Benny and Peter. In chapter 10 of the DVD, Andy is sitting in his cell working on his chess pieces. When he looks over he notices Benny and Peter on the wall.
His judgement cometh, and that right soon.... In chapter 15 of the DVD, Andy walks in to Warden Norton's office. While waiting for the Warden to finish some paperwork, Andy turns and looks at the picture on the wall.
7. In chapter 15 of the DVD, Andy asks Brooks how long he has been librarian. Brooks responds with 'Well, I came to Shawshank in '05, and they made me librarian in 1912.'
245. In chapter 31 on the DVD, one of the prison guards notices that Andy is gone and says, 'Man missing, tier two, cell two forty-five.'
Yes. They sure did, right at the end of the movie and on the coast.
Tim Robbins. Probably one of Tim Robbins' best roles.
6 feet. They thought Andy was going to hang himself. But of course he didn't.
|Where did Andy chuck the gun after he decided not to confront his wife and her lover?||Shawshank Redemption
In the river. But unfortunately for Andy the gun was never found.
Innocent. Everyone except for Red, who admits he was guilty.
Bank. Andy was a hot shot banker.
The sisters. Thank God Boggs got his head punched in.
Tall drink of water. Red goes on to bet for Andy but loses.
|In both the book and the movie, the entire last soliloquy was identical, and equally moving. What are the last two words of the movie, and of the book?||The Shawshank Redemption
I hope. 'I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.'
0. It did not win any of the 7 Oscars it was nominated for. 'The Shawshank Redemption' was unlucky enough to be released the same year as two other all-time classics, 'Forrest Gump' and 'Pulp Fiction'. Those two movies carried away most of the trophies that 'Shawshank' was nominated for.
|When Red meets his old friend Andy on the beach in Zihuatenejo, which of the articles of clothing mentioned below is he wearing?||The Shawshank Redemption
Tie. Red has taken off his shoes, and is carrying it and his jacket. Just before he gets to Andy the wind blows off his hat. Therefore, of the articles of clothing listed, the only one he's wearing is his tie.
|When Red decides to violate his parole and follow Andy down to Mexico, what does he carve on the wall under Brooks' final words?||The Shawshank Redemption
So was Red. Under 'Brooks was here' he carves 'So was Red'.
|When Red receives a blank postcard from a small town in Texas, he knows that it's a message from Andy telling him where he crossed the border into Mexico. What was the name of the town?||The Shawshank Redemption
Fort Hancock. Fort Hancock is just outside of El Paso. In the novella, Andy crossed the border at McNary, Texas.
|On the morning of his escape, Andy's friends think he is contemplating suicide. Heywood remembers that Andy came down to the docks and got a length of rope a short time ago. How long did he say the rope was?||The Shawshank Redemption
Six feet. He said the piece of rope was six feet long. They become convinced that due to Andy's erratic behavior and the rope, he is going to hang himself in his cell that night.
|The day before Andy escapes he tells Red about the piece of black volcanic glass in the hay field. What town does he tell Red this field is in?||The Shawshank Redemption
Buxton. This was his way of getting Red to find his message if he ever got out, without telling him enough to risk anyone knowing his plans.
|When Andy tells Red about Randall Stevens, the fictional man with the bank accounts in case of an IRS audit, Red likens Andy to an artist. Which artist does he describe Andy as?||The Shawshank Redemption
Rembrandt. Red tells him he's a Rembrandt. Of course, if he was a Picasso he'd have three heads ...
|Andy's escape in the movie is almost word for word how it happened in the book. One point that is different is the girl in the poster on the wall. In the movie it was Raquel Welch. Who was the girl in the poster in the book?||The Shawshank Redemption
Linda Ronstadt. In the novella, Welch was one of his previous girls, but she got worn out and Andy replaced her with Ronstadt. Also different in the book was the fact that Andy did not escape until the mid 1970s, well after the Tommy Williams incident.
|There is one other item that is significantly different in the movie than in the book. In order to prevent Tommy from telling anyone about Andy's innocence, the warden has Tommy killed in the movie. How did he insure Tommy's silence in the book?||The Shawshank Redemption
Tommy is transferred to a minimum security prison. King's story has Tommy transferred to a 'country-club' prison in exchange for his silence.
|The success of the movie depended greatly on its following the book almost exactly, even down to the majority of the dialogue. However, there is one significant scene in the movie that was not in the book at all. Which scene was it?||The Shawshank Redemption
Andy playing the opera over the PA system. Nowhere in King's story is the opera incident mentioned. Brooks is a far less prominent character in the novella, though his release is mentioned and the fact that he died shortly thereafter (nothing is said about how he died). Tommy's story about Elmo Blatch is the same, though in the book he's named Elwood Blatch. Finally, Andy's trial is given a fairly detailed analysis, despite the fact that the narrator (Red) was not present.