Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Jacque Kelly, Holly Miller
Date: June 10 & 11, 2016
We enthusiastically tackled this popular Ohio roadside attraction which has 15 movie location sites from the popular 1993 Academy Award nominated movie, “The Shawshank Redemption”. Eleven of the sites are in Mansfield. We found several movie sites as we ran the Shawshank Hustle 7K Run such as the Brewer Hotel, the pawn shop window, and Brook’s bench. We found several more film sites visiting the Ohio State Reformatory Prison. The night before the race they showed the “Shawshank Redemption” movie at the prison central guard room and cafeteria where a scene from “Air Force One” movie starring Harrison Ford was filmed. The next day after the race we toured the prison and saw five rooms used – Brooks & Red’s Room, wardens office with the safe, parole board room, and posed with many cut-out figures of the characters. We saw several original props including the escape tunnel. We met actor Scott Mann, who is in the movie’s opening scene, and I bought a beautiful 20th anniversary poster of the movie that he created.