I'm so sorry to even ask this! The Shawshank Redemption is one of my all-time favorite movies. Since the year it came out, I've been dreaming of going to Zihuatanejo.
Here are twelve films which filmed scenes in the Caribbean, whether to stand in for a fictional world or simply showcase this beautiful region on the big screen. The romantic comedy Splash sees Tom Hanks jump into the ocean in pursuit of a beautiful mermaid only to be pulled from the water. Many years later he runs into her again at Gorda Cay in the Bahamas.
June 7, Mansfield, Ohio has many attractions worth visiting, but perhaps the most well known is the Ohio State Reformatory but what many may not realize is that the prison is only one of many locations where the popular movie, the Shawshank Redemption was filmed. Take a day or a weekend to explore this little piece of Hollywood right here in North Central Ohio.
Fish and Wildlife Service, hold signs that will be erected on a beach on St. Croix, where the final scene in "The Shawshank Redemption" was filmed. Courtesy Bill Mullen.
Updated: August 3, pm. Croix in the Virgin Islands will be the 15th stop on the Shawshank Trail. Photo by Pixabay.
One of those odd sleepers, a modest success on release, Shawshank went on to a phenomenally popular afterlife on video and DVD. Built between andthe reformatory remained in operation until and was scheduled for demolition when the film was made. In fact, much of the prison yard has now gone to make room for the adjacent Richland Correctional Institution, but the striking Administration Building lives on as a tourist attraction.
With the rebirth of Virgin Islands flora and fauna and repairs to damaged infrastructure underway after hurricanes Irma and Maria in September, the Department of Tourism is actively soliciting film and commercial producers to bring their business to the territory. Filmmakers look to the Caribbean for locations such as cobblestone streets, yachts and beaches to shoot models in swimsuits. They also favor the charming historic buildings, quaint churches and colonial sites found in the territory.
Growing up, my husband Adam and his family would spend weekends and vacations touring the country visiting filming locations from their favorite movies. He has wonderful childhood memories from that time in his life. Based on the novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, by Stephen King, the movie, The Shawshank Redemption tells a story of hope and lasting friendship in the face of adversity. Ultimately Andy escapes through a tunnel that took him 19 years to carve out.