"The Shawshank Redemption" Trivia and Answers

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This movie inspired the director of the Shawshank Redemption into using a voice-over narration.

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Answer: Goodfellas
More information: Director Frank Darabont remarked that the movie, The Goodfellas, was a source of inspiration during the making of The Shawshank Redemption. He saw this movie every Sunday.

Easy

What clothes did Andy Dufresne leave behind in the prison in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: His old pair of shoes
More information: Andy took the warden's shoes and suit. He left behind his old pair of shoes.

Easy

Why did the production team decide to fine anyone who showed up late in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Byron Hadley
More information: Byron Hadley receives Andy's help and advice on how to legally evade taxes on his inheritance.

Easy

What is the name of the prison that Andy Dufresne got sentenced to in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Shawshank State Penitentiary
More information: Tim Robbins' character, Andy Dufresne, got sentenced to life in prison in Shawshank State Penitentiary.

Hard

Tommy Williams was caught stealing what from a shop in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Jayne Mansfield
More information: Jayne Mansfield. All the rest (Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Raquel Welch) featured on the walls of Andy's cell.

Easy

What is the name of the leader of the gang that often assaulted Andy in prison in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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

VeryHard

How long did it take for development of the film "The Shawshank Redemption" to begin after the rights had been purchased by Frank Darabont?

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Answer: 5 years
More information: It took Frank Darabont, the director, five good years to start developing the movie after he had purchased the rights from Stephen King.

VeryHard

What opera song lifted Frank Darabont's spirit whenever he experienced writer's block during his writing of the "The Shawshank Redemption" movie's script?

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Answer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
More information: Frank Darabont often got his inspiration by listening to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

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What drink do the prisoners enjoy atop the prison's roof in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Beer
More information: The prisoners drank a Stroh beer atop the prison roof.



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