Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now he's writing to stay alive. A "heart-stopping psychological thriller" (Joel Siegel), this Academy Award®-winning* film is "one of the best horror movies" (Time) ever. Adapted from a Stephen King novel by Oscar®-winning screenwriter William Goldman (All The President's Men) and directed by Rob Reiner (A Few Good Men), this chiller starring Kathy Bates (Titanic) and James Cann (The Godfather) is "a Hitchcockian kind of cat-and-mouse" (The New York Times) game played between two cunning minds – one as sharp as a tack and the other as blunt as a sledgehammer. Novelist Paul Sheldon (Cann) doesn't remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. Nor does he remember being nursed back from unconsciousness. All he remembers is waking up in the home of Annie Wilkes (Bates) – a maniacal fan who is bent on keeping her favorite writer as her personal prisoner…for the rest of his 'cock-a-doodie' life! *1990: Bates, Actress **1969: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: All the President’s Men

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Misery (1990)

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Horror/Suspense/Thriller/Drama · 1h 48m · 8/1/2000

    

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Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now he's writing to stay alive. A "heart-stopping psychological thriller" (Joel Siegel), this Academy Award®-winning* film is "one of the best horror movies" (Time) ever. Adapted from a Stephen King novel by Oscar®-winning screenwriter William Goldman (All The President's Men) and directed by Rob Reiner (A Few Good Men), this chiller starring Kathy Bates (Titanic) and James Cann (The Godfather) is "a Hitchcockian kind of cat-and-mouse" (The New York Times) game played between two cunning minds – one as sharp as a tack and the other as blunt as a sledgehammer. Novelist Paul Sheldon (Cann) doesn't remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. Nor does he remember being nursed back from unconsciousness. All he remembers is waking up in the home of Annie Wilkes (Bates) – a maniacal fan who is bent on keeping her favorite writer as her personal prisoner…for the rest of his 'cock-a-doodie' life! *1990: Bates, Actress **1969: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: All the President’s Men

Release Country

United States

Barcode

027616851390

Release Date

8/1/2000

Media Type

Movie

Audio

  English     

Digital Copy

Not Included

Studio

Castle Rock Entertainment/Nelson Entertainment/MGM Home Entertainment

Subtitles

French
Spanish

Video Format

NTSC

Aspect Ratio

1.85:1

Cover Type

Keep Case (Std.)

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Cast
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James Caan

Paul Sheldon
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Kathy Bates

Annie Wilkes
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Richard Farnsworth

Buster
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Frances Sternhagen

Virginia
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Lauren Bacall

Marcia Sindell
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Graham Jarvis

Libby
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Jerry Potter

Pete
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Jerry Potter

Pete
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Thomas Brunelle

Anchorman (as Tom Brunelle)
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June Christopher

Anchorwoman
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Julie Payne

Reporter #1
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Archie Hahn III

Reporter #2
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Gregory Snegoff

Reporter #3
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Wendy Bowers

Waitress
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Misery the Pig

Herself
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Rob Reiner

Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
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J.T. Walsh

State Trooper Sherman Douglas (uncredited)
Crew
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Rob Reiner

Director
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Stephen King

Writer
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William Goldman

Writer
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