Stephen King’s Shawshank Redemption sparked one of the greatest movies of all time in the 1990’s. Not only did the movie of the same name give a look into what prison life is like, it sparked the career of Tim Robbins and elevated Morgan Freeman’s to a level he never expected.
BroBible shared an old Showtime special that featured Robbins, Freeman and the film’s writer and director Frank Darabont discussing what it was like filming Shawshank Redemption. The special resurfaced after the prison escape by David Sweat and Richard Matt from a New York prison this summer so closely resembled Andy Dufresne’s escape in the film.
The special also featured two rare, deleted scenes from the movie. The first scene features Freeman’s character Ellis “Red” Boyd after he was released from the prison. He kept seeing something he hadn’t seen in more than two decades: women. Naturally, his male instincts kicked in as he began to “get excited” while working at the grocery store as a bagger.
The second scene focus on Dufresne and his escape from Shawshank. A guard is sent into the hole that Dufresne dug into the wall that he used to escape. Unfortunately for the guard, he was caught in the same sewage pipe that Dufresne crawled through to freedom.
The scenes start at 2:16 and 7:33 respectively.
Besides the recording resembling that of a potato, this was a wonderful special for any fan of the movie to watch. And if you aren’t a fan of Shawshank Redemption, WHY NOT?
This movie is one I will always be able to watch over and over again. The movie will be twenty years old next year and it still holds up as the greatest story ever put to film.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY