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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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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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Plot Keywords:

writer | divorce | stranger | cabin | lake | See more »

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Some windows should never be opened. See more »

Genres:

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

The movie's premiere date was moved up a month to ride the coat-tails of Johnny Depp's success in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) which earned him a SAG award and an Oscar nomination. See more »

Goofs

When Shooter puts the shovel against Mort's throat, the shovel bends. 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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Edited from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) See more »

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Once in a Lifetime
Written by David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth
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Same Old, Same Old
8 February 2012 | by (Bangalore, India) – See all my reviews

This movie has nothing new to offer. Fans of psychological thrillers will guess the storyline correctly within 15 minutes. John Turturro doesn't sound good with the southern accent. Johnny Depp, who plays a writer, does his job but he doesn't have much to offer because of the straight forward story line. Also, the blonde hair looks bad on him. Everyone else's role in this movie is insignificant, even though the character of the female lead is the important part of the story of Mort Rainey. I cannot comment on the short story this movie was based on, since I haven't read it. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone. This is a bad example of a psychological thriller to the people who are new to this genre. The Machinist was way better.


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