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Stephen King (story)
Frank Darabont (writer)
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She is incurable ill. But she cannnot die. Only her son, a lawyer, could bring her relief. When he decides, to do so, starts his personal nightmare. See more » | Add synopsis »
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Michael Cornelison ... John
Dee Croxton ... Mother

Brian Libby ... Prisoner
Bob Brunson ... Guard #1
George Russell ... Guard #2

Directed by
Frank Darabont 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Darabont  writer
Stephen King  story "The Woman in the Room"

Produced by
Gregory Melton .... producer
Mark Vance .... producer
Cinematography by
Juan Ruiz Anchía 
Costume Design by
Giovanna Ottobre-Melton 
Sound Department
Darryl Linkow .... sound mixer
Darryl Linkow .... sound transfer
Editorial Department
Dana Winseman .... archival telecine supervisor
Other crew
Suzan Lowitz .... script supervisor


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Also Known As:
"Stephen King's Night Shift Collection" - USA (video box title)
"Stephen King's Nightshift Collection Volume One: The Woman in the Room" - USA (video box title)
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30 min
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
From the works of Stephen King. A film by Frank Darabont., 7 August 2005

The Woman in the Room (1983) was a decent debut for future male weepy film maker Frank Darabont. The future king of chick-flicks-for-guys makes total use of a shoe string budget and directed a surprisingly watchable film. Unlike the other film that was included on the tape, this one follows the original story (found in the short story collection Night Shift).

A man is being feeling conflicted over a decision he feels that he must do. His mother is dying of a fatal illness. Everyday he visits he and watches her waste away. The doctors can't do anything for her except kill her pain. But the mother doesn't want to live like this anymore and asks him to help her. Can the good son make his mother's final request come true? What is her final wish? To find out you'll just have to watch THE WOMAN IN THE ROOM!

Like I said in the beginning. A nice adaptation that was made on a minuscule budget. Not a masterpiece but a nice short.

Recommended for Stephen King film fans.

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