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A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."

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Ken Karsch
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Sheriff Dave Newsome
Joan Heney ...
Mrs. Garvey
John Dunn-Hill ...
Tom Greenleaf (as John Dunn Hill)
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Fire Chief Wickersham
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Detective Bradley
Gillian Ferrabee ...
Fran Evans
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Greta Bowie
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Juliet Stoker
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Storyline

Famed mystery writer, Mort Rainey (Depp) is confronted by a mysterious stranger outside his house. This stranger calls himself John Shooter (Turturro) and claims that Mort has stolen an idea for a story from him. Mort says he can prove he wrote his first, but whilst Mort waits for the evidence to appear, Shooter starts to become more and more violent. Written by Film_Fan

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Some windows should never be opened. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Secret Window, Secret Garden  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$766,008 (Japan) (22 October 2004)

Gross:

$2,833,800 (Japan) (12 November 2004)
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Trivia

Shooter's license plate number is CTO 27Q. See more »

Goofs

When Mort goes to Ken Karsch's office, Ken hits the button on his clock. The button is on his (Ken's) left. Mort reaches forward and pushes the right button to stop the clock. Later, Ken reaches forward and pushes the right button to start the clock again (this button can't be pushed down; it's already down). After this, the buttons alternate being up and down throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mort: [voiceover] Turn around. Turn around. Turn the car around and get the hell out of here. Right now. Don't go back. Do not go back there.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits Johnny Depp can be briefly heard singing "Shortnin' Bread". See more »

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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Chico and the Man
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almost as god as two previous King adaptations,The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile,
23 January 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

though it is a very different movie than both of those.still,i liked everything about it.it's suspenseful,thrilling and unpredictable.plus,Johnny Depp gives a masterful performance,in my opinion.the supporting cast is also great.John Turturro,Maria Bello,Timothy Hutton and Charles S.Dutton all put in great performances.i have only seen a handful of Stephen King adaptations,but probably half of those have been unimpressive to me.like most king movies,this one has its weirdness.nothing is straightforward or as it seems.but i felt this one had a bit more depth of character and story,which is refreshing.there are a few twists and turns and some red herrings to lead you in the wrong direction.i was kept guessing to the very end. i thought this movie was great,though like i said i didn't like it quite as much as two previous King adaptations,such as The Shawshank redemption and The Green Mile,which are masterpieces,in my opinion.still,Secret Window is a right up there.for me,Secret Window is a 9/10


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