Thread: Shawshank Redemption
07-15-2004, 08:39 AM #1
Is Shawshank Redemption based on a true story? It's narrated like it is... and has a "dedicated to..." line...
Did the dude really get sentanced for a crime he never commited, led an illegal money scandal with the warden, breakout by chipping threw the wall with a rock hammer and then crawl through 500 yards of sewage line to freedom... and then cash out with over 200k from 12 different banks the next morning...
Seems kinda far fetched... but the way it is narrated with a timeline and then the black and white photo still showing the cops wading trough the water posing with the hammer - anyone know if it is based on a true story?
07-15-2004, 08:41 AM #2
I love that movie and seen it many times, I believe that it is fictional? Anyone else?
07-15-2004, 08:42 AM #3Junior Member
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It's based on a Stephen King story. It's fiction.
Great movie, though!
07-15-2004, 08:43 AM #4
If anything is true, it would have to be the innocent man in jail part.
As for everything else, I think it is mostly fictional.
Btw, another great prison movie is "The Last Castle."
I highly recommend it
07-15-2004, 08:45 AM #5
07-15-2004, 08:49 AM #6
yea, it is based on a book, it is a great movie
07-15-2004, 08:52 AM #7
Amazing fictional film.
07-15-2004, 08:59 AM #8
Great movie. One of my favs..
07-15-2004, 09:01 AM #9
this is a great movie i have seen it like 50 times
07-15-2004, 10:10 AM #10Originally Posted by Warrior
One of my top 10 movies of all time....
07-15-2004, 11:06 AM #11
i dont think it was too unrealistic, by the way it is rated as the second best movie ever according to Internet Movie Database (best movie web site ever)
07-15-2004, 11:11 AM #12
I say top 5
1. Schindlers List
2. Godfather (trilogy)
5. Cool Hand Luke
07-15-2004, 11:32 AM #13
Stephen Kings book was called Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. I do believe it is fiction though. Still one of the best movies ever made imo.
07-15-2004, 11:49 AM #14Originally Posted by symatech
07-15-2004, 11:52 AM #15Originally Posted by nickrizz
07-15-2004, 11:53 AM #16
yep the chic in the poster
the one with the man sized hole behind it
07-15-2004, 11:54 AM #17
maybe, im not sure, the book probably goes into detail about the poster and rambles about it for like 200 pages like most books that write crap just to make them longer
07-15-2004, 01:18 PM #18Junior Member
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Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption is from a book of four novellas by Stephen King. Three of the four have been made into movies including Shawshank, Apt Pupil, and the Body (Stand by Me was the movie). The other one (can't remember the name of the story) was a horror that hasn't been produced as a movie. The whole book is only about 500 pages, so each story isn't super-long. But 3 out of 4 made into movies (two really successful ones) is a pretty good track record.
07-15-2004, 02:19 PM #19
wow, thats interesting, the godfather had a few different books in it as well
07-15-2004, 04:23 PM #20Originally Posted by NoobJuice
07-15-2004, 09:02 PM #21
Don't know if it was true, but a great movie nonetheless.
07-16-2004, 06:14 AM #22
Great flick- totally believable- but fiction, or fictionalized.
07-16-2004, 06:52 AM #23
i didnt really like the part when he got raped by those guys
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