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My Geeky Trivia

By Geeky Gem

Last week I shared with some trivia about RoboCop this week I bring yo one of my all time favourite movies. Maybe not one every one will like but an awesome movie all the same. This week I bring you a movie based on a book by Stephen King called Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.


The role of Tommy Williams was intended for Brad Pitt.

The American Humane Association monitored the filming of scenes involving Brooks’ crow. During the scene where he fed it a maggot, the AHA objected on the grounds that it was cruel to the maggot, and required that they use a maggot that had died from natural causes. One was found, and the scene was filmed.

In Stephen King’s original story, Red was written as a white Irishman. In the movie, they left the line, “Maybe it’s ’cause I’m Irish”, in as a joke, even after they had cast Morgan Freeman as Red.

Andy Dufresne’s Prison ID Number is 37927.

Although a very modest hit in theaters, it became one of the highest grossing video rentals of all time.

An agent who apparently hadn’t done much research requested an audition for his supermodel client for the role of Rita Hayworth.

Stephen King has said that his original novella was a culmination of all the memories he had from watching prison movies when he was a child.

The Shawshank prison, in the book and in the movie, was loosely based on Thomaston prison, an aging prison located in Thomaston, Maine. That real life prison closed in 2004 due to its small size and dilapidated structure.

The role of Andy Dufresne was originally offered to Tom Hanks, who couldn’t accept due to scheduling conflicts with Forrest Gump. Hanks did, however, work on Frank Darabont’s next film, The Green Mile.

Frank Darabont wrote the script in eight weeks.

If you have never seen this movie then you really have too, it is fantastic. Well untill next week bye bye.

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One thought on “My Geeky Trivia

  1. Both the novella and film are very touching – loved ’em!

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