The prison is located in the flightpath of C-130 Hercules aircraft of the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, which caused all sorts of sound problems.
The exteriors were filmed at the defunct Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. The prison was in such poor condition, renovations had to be made prior to filming. However, most of the interiors were shot on a sound stage, because they determined it would be cheaper to build duplicates of the interiors rather than renovating the interiors of Mansfield.
The City of Mansfield, Ohio held all day open auditions for extras. So much interest was shown that they accepted no more people after 3pm.
The name of Andy Dufresne's wife is Linda Collins-Dufresne. In the movie, she wasn't identified at all.
The Norwegian title for the movie is "Frihetens Regn", which means "The Rain of Freedom".
In Denmark the movie was titled "En Verden Udenfor", which translates to "A World Outside".
The Hungarian title of the movie is "A Remény Rabjai" which means "The Prisoners of Hope". |