IMDb > Secret Window (2004)
Secret Window
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Secret Window (2004) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 17 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Secret Window -- A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."
Secret Window -- A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."


User Rating:
6.6/10   155,926 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (novel)
David Koepp (screenplay)
View company contact information for Secret Window on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
12 March 2004 (USA) See more »
The most important part of a story is the ending. See more »
A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice." Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A very well crafted and skilled psychological thriller See more (541 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Johnny Depp ... Mort Rainey

John Turturro ... John Shooter

Maria Bello ... Amy Rainey

Timothy Hutton ... Ted Milner

Charles S. Dutton ... Ken Karsch

Len Cariou ... Sheriff Dave Newsome
Joan Heney ... Mrs. Garvey
John Dunn-Hill ... Tom Greenleaf (as John Dunn Hill)
Vlasta Vrana ... Fire Chief Wickersham
Matt Holland ... Detective Bradley
Gillian Ferrabee ... Fran Evans
Bronwen Mantel ... Greta Bowie

Elizabeth Marleau ... Juliet Stoker
Kyle Allatt ... Busboy

Richard Jutras ... Motel Manager

Kevin Woodhouse ... Public Works Guy
Vito DeFilippo ... Public Works Guy

Sarah Allen ... Sheriff's Niece
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Isabelle Champeau ... Photojournalist (uncredited)

Directed by
David Koepp 
Writing credits
Stephen King (novella "Four Past Midnight: Secret Window, Secret Garden")

David Koepp (screenplay)

Produced by
Gavin Polone .... producer
Ezra Swerdlow .... executive producer
Original Music by
Philip Glass 
Geoff Zanelli 
Cinematography by
Fred Murphy 
Film Editing by
Jill Savitt 
Casting by
Patricia McCorkle  (as Pat McCorkle)
John Papsidera 
Production Design by
Howard Cummings 
Art Direction by
Gilles Aird 
Set Decoration by
Francine Danis 
Costume Design by
Odette Gadoury 
Makeup Department
Chantal Bergeron .... assistant hair stylist
Nathan J. Busch II .... hairdresser: New York (as Nathan Busch)
Réjean Goderre .... key hair stylist
C.J. Goldman .... special makeup effects artist
Erik Gosselin .... fake bodies
Christine Larocque .... wig maker
Adrien Morot .... special makeup effects supervisor
Patricia Regan .... makeup artist: New York unit
Martin Samuel .... hairdresser: Mr. Depp
Micheline Trépanier .... key makeup artist
George Tucci .... special makeup effects artist
Sylvania Yau .... special makeup effects coordinator
Patty York .... makeup artist: Mr. Depp
Production Management
Manon Bougie .... unit production manager
Patrick Legault .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesabelle Boileau .... additional third assistant director
Ariane Côté-Chénier .... additional third assistant director
Pedro Gandol .... first assistant director
Linda Perkins .... second assistant director: New York
Evelyne Renaud .... trainee assistant director
David 'Wex' Wechsler .... first assistant director: New York
Art Department
Carole Arpin .... on-set props
Claude Beaucage .... carpenter
Real Capuano .... scenic technician
Martin Chalifoux .... construction coordinator
Marcel Pierre Dussol .... props
Denis Hamel .... property master
Patrice Jacques .... prop maker
Annie Jamison-DeMarbre .... construction coordinator
Alexandre Juneau .... set dresser
Raynald Langelier .... set designer
Félix Larivière-Charron .... set designer
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist
William F. Reynolds .... set decorator: New York
Richard Shean .... set designer
Lucie Tremblay .... set designer
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound effects recordist
Michael Barry .... supervising sound mixer
David Briggs .... foley editor
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Tim Chau .... re-recording mixer
Tim Chau .... sound designer
Tim Chau .... supervising sound mixer
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Lee Dichter .... supervising sound mixer
Maxime Ferland .... boom operator
Albert Gasser .... sound effects editor
Henry Godding Jr. .... adr recordist: Montreal
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Brad Kanfer .... assistant sound editor
Mathew Knights .... adr recordist
Sean Landeros .... sound recordist
Avi Laniado .... engineering support
Howard London .... adr mixer
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Angela Organ .... assistant adr editor
Glenfield Payne .... foley editor
Patrick Rousseau .... sound
Marilyn Teorey .... assistant sound editor
David Wahnon .... assistant sound editor
Deborah Wallach .... adr supervisor
Akil Wilson .... assistant sound editor
Keenan Wyatt .... sound technician
Phillip Fuller .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Louise Sinclair .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Manon Boucher .... special effects technician
Louis Craig .... special effects director
Mario Dumont .... special effects floor supervisor
Normand Gobeille .... special effects technician
André Laforest .... special effects technician
André Laperrière .... special effects rigger
John Poulter .... special effects technician
Philippe Roberge .... special effects technician
Ryan Storm .... effects technician
Bernard Guay .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Dimitri Kaliviotis .... model maker (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Jacqueline Allard .... rotoscope
Christopher Almerico .... visual effects coordinator
Arthur Argote .... digital compositor
David Bailey .... digital matte painter
Joseph Brattesani .... digital compositor
Marc Cote .... motion control operator
Pierre Couture .... visual effects coordinator
Pierre Couture .... visual effects producer
Ron Crabb .... matte painter
Ryan Da Silva .... Motion Control Focus Puller
Travis Dutch .... scanning and recording
Kevin Fitzgerald .... motion control operator
William Higgins .... digital effects artist
Lubo Hristov .... digital matte painter
Nancy Hyland .... digital compositor
Irene Kassow .... visual effects editor
Darren Locke .... pre-visualization: Keyframe Digital Productions
Tom Lynnes .... CG supervisor
Margaux Mackay .... visual effects supervising producer
Gray Marshall .... visual effects supervisor
Craig Mathieson .... digital compositor
Matt McFarland .... scan/record manager
Jennifer Mizener .... visual effects production office coordinator
Jim Rider .... Flame artist
César Romero .... digital compositor
Robert Scifo .... digital matte painter
Craig Shumard .... motion control technician
Marcello Bezina .... stunt double
Marcello Bezina .... stunts
Ben Gauthier .... stunts
Jere Gillis .... stunts
Karine Lemieux .... stunt double: Maria Bello
Karine Lemieux .... stunts
David McKeown .... stunt coordinator (as Dave McKeown)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-François Abran .... electrician
Sylvain Bernier .... gaffer
Stephane Boisvert .... generator operator
François Daignault .... camera operator: "a" camera
David Dinel .... best boy grip
Mathieu-Félix Drouin .... clapper loader
Mathieu Décary .... first assistant camera
Stephanie Girard Hamelin .... video assist operator
Lukasz Jogalla .... camera operator
Tom Kerwick .... key grip: New York
Andre-Pierre Lampron .... additional electrician
Patrick Lima .... dolly grip
Kenneth MacKenzie .... key grip
Pierre Malo .... rigging electrician
Charles Marcotte .... electrician
Jordi Montblanch .... grip
David Reinhard .... daily second assistant camera
Alain Rousseau .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Stephane Tanguay .... electrician
Abeille Tard .... camera trainee
Marco Venditto .... rigging gaffer
William M. Weberg .... best boy grip: New York
Jonathan Wenk .... still photographer
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer: New York
Casting Department
Lee Genick .... extras casting
Andrea Kenyon .... casting: Canada
Gabriel Lavina .... casting assistant: Montreal
Ed Lewis .... casting associate
Wendy O'Brien .... casting associate
Randi Wells .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosalie Clermont .... assistant costume designer (as Rosalie Clermont-Bilodeau)
Isabelle Leduc .... wardrobe assistant
Roseann Milano .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Lyse Pomerleau .... costume supervisor
Leah Yananton .... costume assistant: New York
Editorial Department
Steve Bowen .... digital colorist
Adam Geiger .... assistant editor
David Hamme .... colorist: dailies
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Berenicci Hershorn .... assistant film editor
Jordan Lindblad .... editorial production assistant
Chris Regan .... color timer
Will Reichel .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Christian Biron .... assistant locations manager (uncredited)
Jeff Caron .... location assistant
Robert Cavalluzzo .... assistant location manager: New York
Kim De Pietro .... location manager
Len Murach .... location manager
Christian Biron .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... assistant music editor
Joseph S. DeBeasi .... music editor: temp score
Julie Eidsvoog .... music preparation
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Suzie Katayama .... music preparation
Blake Neely .... additional conductor
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Mark J. Petracca .... music consultant
Michael Riesman .... conductor
Michael Riesman .... music scoring mixer
Christian Rutledge .... music production coordinator: musician contractor
Alan Elliott .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Steve Kempster .... score mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Vincent Brabant .... driver
Bertrand Calmeau .... driver
Alexandre Juaneda .... transportation captain
André Michaud .... driver
Daniel Ross .... transportation coordinator
Tania Veri .... cast driver: Maria Bello
Other crew
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Liza Bambenek .... unit loader: New York
Melanie Bergeron .... key set medic
Lisa Marie Blair .... photo double: Maria Bello
Mathias Bocquillon .... assistant: Mr. Depp
Jean-Philippe Collin .... stand-in: John Turturro
J. John Corbett .... title designer
Jen Cox .... first assistant accountant
Christi Dembrowski .... assistant: Mr. Depp
Yves Desjardins .... travel coordinator
François Doré .... police liaison: Sûreté du Québec, Montreal
Émilie Dussault .... assistant: Mr. Swerdlow (as Emilie Dussault)
Jocelyne Gagné .... key second asst accountant
Guylaine Gosselin .... animal trainer: squirrels
Marjorie Hamel .... production assistant
Buck Holland .... assistant: Mr. Depp
Alan Jacques .... projectionist
Jean-Patrick Joseph .... special equipment supplier
Marc Julien .... set production assistant
Steve Leblanc .... truck production assistant
Julie Mongeau .... assistant: Mr. Koepp
Nico Muhly .... midi supervisor
Hélène Muller .... production coordinator (as Helene Muller)
Janice Naehu .... assistant: Mr. Koepp
Will Reichel .... assistant: David Koepp
JP Sarni .... office production assistant: New York
James Smith .... assistant: Mr. Polone
Romy Stutman .... assistant: Mr. Polone
Sophie Tessier .... production assistant
Deana Vinciullo .... production assistant: New York
Martin Williams .... safety rigger
David H. Kramer .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Jason Messeri .... set production assistant: New York (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, sexual content and language
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1) | Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) | SDDS

Did You Know?

Mort explains to John Shooter, in his defense, that his story is the original and was published originally in the June 1995 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Ted Milner (Timothy Hutton) tells Mort that he's from a town called Shooters Bay, Tennessee, adding doubt in Mort's mind about Ted's real intentions. Timothy Hutton's father, Jim Hutton, portrayed "Ellery Queen" (1975) in the 1975 television series. Ellery Queen was the son of a police detective, and the writer of mystery novels, as well as an amateur detective.See more »
Continuity: After Mort and Amy exit the elevator, the next shot shows them still getting out.See more »
[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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Chico and the ManSee more »


What happened to the cleaning lady?
What is the "perfect" ending that Shooter wants Mort to rewrite for the story?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
See more »
21 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A very well crafted and skilled psychological thriller, 7 October 2009
Author: lopcar1993 from United States

I've seen psychological thriller's that try to scare you more than melt your brain, this one I'm proud to say does both. It's a very, very malicious and haunting thrill machine. I t brings the very essence of how horror and Psycho thriller's are suppose to be done, not with over the top gore and CGI, but with old school conventional means.

Secret Window is as sinister as it is smart it rolls along at a very steady pace and brings more to the table than what was required. It shows you what the decent into madness and utter chaos looks like, it shows you the depth and moral ambiguities of a torn man who's lost everything. With that said you can examine the physic of the mind as it cracks under extreme and constant pressure and how your choices do affect who you help, or who you hurt. This film's pace and dark style is meant to reflect horror films of the 40's, 50's, 60's and early 70's before gore became cool but that makes this film such a joy to watch and study. And that makes it a great film, not a good film, a great film.

Johnny Depp( who was fantastic here.) gives a very eccentric and brilliant performance as the conflicted writer Mort Rainey, John Turturro does exceptionally well as the sinister and vicious Shooter and he almost outclasses Depp in this film. Charles S. Dutton does well with the few scenes he's. But the main let down and I think the reason for this film's poor reviews from critics were the bland and very lame performances of Timothy Hutton( he won an Oscar he can do better than this.) and Maria Bello, they really lowered the caliber and class of this film and forced Depp to try harder to make them look good and make there time on screen with him good, but he succeeds and they fail. But Turturro and Depp hold up strong.

Secret Window is a very Keene and captivating psychological/horror thriller that is surefire mind boggling entertainment and out of this world fun. This movie is great rainy day entertainment or any day entertainment for that matter it's just all around a fantastic and mind boggling film that makes you question the sanity of writers and the world they live in ( speaking as one myself.) it brings to question as the thoughts in our mind really our conscious or our selves just speaking out to right the wrongs doe against us It's a film that ask those questions and then you have to answer. All in all Secret Window was a sinister, malicious and thought provoking film that delivers a movie going experience like no other.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (541 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail Deep Red Hollywoodland Freeway Mr. Brooks
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Mystery section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.