"The Shawshank Redemption" Trivia and Answers

Challenge yourself with a "The Shawshank Redemption" Trivia Quiz!

Hard

Which actor committed himself to solitary confinement in order to prepare for his role in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Tim Robbins
In preparation for his role as Andy, Tim Robbins resorted to putting himself in a solitary confinement for some period of time. Commitment to one's craft at its best!!!

Easy

Where in Mexico does Andy say he dreams of living in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Zihuatanejo
Andy confides in Red that his dream place to live in is Zihuatanejo.

Hard

In what State were the exteriors of the film "The Shawshank Redemption" filmed?

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Answer: Ohio
The exteriors of the film took place outside a soon-to-be demolished reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio.

Medium

The Shawshank Redemption is the personal favorite book of which star in the movie?

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Answer: Morgan Freeman
In a subsequent interview with IGNFF's Steve Head, Morgan Freeman picked The Shawshank Redemption as his favorite book.

Easy

What was the first item Brooks shows to Andy on his first day at the library in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: National Geographic magazine
On his first tour of the library, Brooks shows Andy the National Geographic magazine.

VeryHard

The investigations during Andy's trial revealed that the killer shot the two victims how many times in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: 8 times (4 apiece)
The killer shot his victims 8 times (4 apiece) with a six-shot revolver.

Medium

Which prison inmate hanged himself because he could not adjust to the outside world after he was paroled in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Brooks
After serving about five decades inside, Brooks gets paroled. Unfortunately he hangs himself because he was unable to adapt to life on the outside.

Hard

What did Stephen King do with his $1,000 proceeds from the rights to film the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Framed it and posted it to director, Frank Darabont.
Stephen King framed the $1,000 check and mailed it to the movie's director, Frank Darabont.

Hard

Which famous actor was orginally offered the role of Tommy Williams in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt was originally offered the role of Tommy Williams. However, it fell to Gil Bellows. This was due to Pitt's existing engagement to another film.



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