"The Shawshank Redemption" Trivia and Answers

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Hard

How long did Red estimate it will take to tunnel one's way through the walls of the prison in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: 600 years
Red remarked that it will take about 600 years to tunnel through the prison walls.

VeryHard

Frank Darabont seriously contemplated selling the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" script to which person?

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Answer: Rob Reiner
Had Frank Darabont sold his script, the movie would have been produced or directed by Rob Reiner.

Medium

Who murders Tommy Williams in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Norton
Norton sets up a fake prison break and kills Tommy Williams under the guise of escape.

Medium

The soundtrack of the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" was composed by who?

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Answer: Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman was in charge of the soundtrack of the movie.

VeryHard

He was one of the famous stars that was considered for the role of Red in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Clint Eastwood
A number of famous actors such as Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Paul Newman and Robert Redford were all in contention to play Red. However, Frank Darabont picked Morgan Freeman because of his eloquent voice and majestic demeanor.

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.

Hard

Tommy Williams was on the inside because of what crime in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Breaking and Entering
Tommy got sentenced to the Shawshank for his crimes of breaking and entering.

Easy

The full title of the novella on which the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" is based on is called?

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Answer: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
The book is based on Stephen Kings' book titled Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.

VeryHard

In the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" Captain Hadley's brother had left him some inheritance money. What industry was his brother in?

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Answer: Railroad
Andy helped Hadley evade some taxes on his inheritance from his brother who was in the railroad business.



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