1. Kevin Costner rejected the role of Andy Dufresne, he strongly regretted later on his decision.
2. The opening gross of the movie is $18 million which could not even cover the cost of the production that’s why this movie considered as a flop movie.
3. Frank Darabont took 8 weeks to write script of The Shawshank Redemption.
4. The role of Andy Dufresne was first offered to Tom Hanks, but could not accept because of his busy scheduling.
5. In the opening scenes where Andy’s hands loading the revolver in the closeup those hands are of Frank Darabont.
6. Morgan Freeman’s favourite movie which is of his own.
7. Frank Darabont’s favorite character actor James Whitmore who played the role of Brooks in the movie.
8. Tim Robbins spent some time in solitary confinement to understand his role as Andy Dufresne.
9. This movies has different tittle in diferent language like the italian title is “Le ali della libertà” means “The Wings of Freedom”, the Israeli title is “Homot Shel Tikva”, means “Walls of Hope”, The Norwegian title is “Frihetens Regn”, means “The Rain of Freedom”, the maxican tittle is “Sueños de Fuga”, means “Dreams of Escape” the Romanian title is “Închisoarea îngerilor”, means “Angels’ Prison”, The Hungarian title is “The Prisoners of Hope”, the danmarkian tittle is “En Verden Udenfor”, means “A World Outside”.
10. Director Frank Darabont got inspired from Goodfellas (1990). He watched it every weekend on Sunday, while he was shooting this film. He used his inspiration from “Goodfellas” and used it on voice cover narration and showing passage of time, for this film.