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Misery (1990)

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After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Director:

Rob Reiner

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), William Goldman (screenplay)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Caan ... Paul Sheldon
Kathy Bates ... Annie Wilkes
Richard Farnsworth ... Buster
Frances Sternhagen ... Virginia
Lauren Bacall ... Marcia Sindell
Graham Jarvis ... Libby
Jerry Potter Jerry Potter ... Pete
Thomas Brunelle Thomas Brunelle ... Anchorman (as Tom Brunelle)
June Christopher ... Anchorwoman
Julie Payne Julie Payne ... Reporter #1
Archie Hahn ... Reporter #2 (as Archie Hahn III)
Gregory Snegoff ... Reporter #3
Wendy Bowers Wendy Bowers ... Waitress
Misery the Pig ... Self
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Storyline

Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, Paul's "number one fan", who takes Paul back to her remote house in the mountains (without bothering to tell anybody). Unfortunately for Paul, Annie is also a headcase. When she discovers that Paul has killed off the heroine in her favorite novels, her reaction leaves Paul shattered (literally)... Written by Andrew Backhouse (andback74)

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Taglines:

Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now, he's writing to stay alive. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Annie Wilkes was ranked the seventeenth most iconic villain in the American Film Institutes list of "100 Heroes and Villains." See more »

Goofs

When Paul types the line of profanity before starting work, and then looks at it, the last letter he typed is about ten characters to the right of the place on the typewriter where the keys hit the paper. Paul didn't touch the carriage return. See more »

Quotes

Annie Wilkes: Now that's an oogie mess.
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Crazy Credits

Misery the Pig - Herself See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Grudge (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Sonata
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Liberace
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
Arranged by Liberace
Published by AVI Music Publishing Group
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I love the novel but i appreciate the movie too
3 October 2019 | by MovieguyccbbaaSee all my reviews

The movie was pretty good, it didn't go by very fast, it was patient with things, there are a lot of details missed in the movie which is understandable but the actors make the movie worth watching. Annie Wilkes and Paul Sheldon are portrayed greatly by both the actress/actor.

A good watch.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Misery See more »

Filming Locations:

Truckee, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,076,834, 2 December 1990

Gross USA:

$61,276,872

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,276,872
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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