North Shore. The Movie Star.

picture-3In 1994 the movie Shawshank Redemption was nominated for seven Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, etc., etc.), unfortunately that was also the year of Forest Gump, which swept the awards. Most St. Croix lovers know the beach in Mexico at the end of the movie was actually St. Croix’s beautiful Sandy Point, and not, as they called it in the movie, Zihuatanejo. What most people don’t know is the North Shore was a star long before Sandy Point… by a whole 10 minutes!

The screenshot at the right shows the North Shore, just west of Barron’s Bluff, with actor Tim Robbins playing Andy Dufresne smiling and driving in his red convertible along the North Shore Road, a free man. If you’d like to watch the entire clip it’s on YouTube here (around the 4:50 mark)…