The Shawshank Redemption was a sleeper hit. It didn't make much stir when it was released in theaters in 1994, most likely because of all the other, flashier movies out at the time. But on home video and TV, it grew to be a cult classic, and a generation of viewers love it. As such, we didn't have a lot of trivia articles about it on the internet. Fame Focus addresses that oversight with a new video. Here we have tidbits of trivia, and a breakdown of the film's special effects. What? You didn't know The Shawshank Redemption, a period prison drama, had special effects? It certainly did, and before CGI became used in every single scene of every movie, they had to get creative for them. Learn about what went into the filming of The Shawshank Redemption, including a small detail that bugged the director for ten years before it was corrected, in this video.
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