Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.
Modified Certification

  Animal Action

Poster for Shawshank Redemption, The
Shawshank Redemption, The
Release Date: September 23, 1994
Certification: Modified Certification

Animal action is minimal. Brooks, one of the prisoners, has a pet crow, Jake, which is seen in four separate scenes. The first is a scene where Brooks opens his jacket to reveal the baby bird in his pocket. He takes a maggot from Andy, which he has found in his food, and feeds it to the bird. The maggot was made of baby food. The baby bird was placed in the actor’s ample sized pocket by it’s handler just prior to the scene being shot and removed as soon as the scene was completed. The remaining three scenes show the crow as an adult bird in atmosphere scenes. Other animal action shows a mouse scurrying down a prison hall. A man is also seen feeding pigeons in a park.