Director: Rob Reiner Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Frances Sternhagen
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Adapted from a Stephen King novel, Rob Reiner's Misery cast James Caan as a writer at a career crossroads. The film opens with Paul Sheldon (Caan) completing work on his latest novel, a break from his popular series of novels featuring the character Misery Chastain. He gets into a severe car accident and is saved by Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), a reclusive woman who nurses him back to health. Annie is a huge fan of the Misery novels, and she finishes reading the new one while Paul is convalescing. She becomes enraged when she discovers that Paul has killed off Misery. Annie injures Paul's foot severely so that he is unable to leave her house, and forces him to write a new Misery novel. A local sheriff (Richard Farnsworth) and Paul's agent (Lauren Bacall) both attempt to track down what happened to the missing author. Misery shot the relatively unknown Kathy Bates to stardom, winning her one of the few Best Actress Oscars ever bestowed for portraying an evil character.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
UPC: 0883904250913
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 4,224

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Caan Paul Sheldon
Kathy Bates Annie Wilkes
Frances Sternhagen Virginia
Richard Farnsworth Buster, Sheriff
Lauren Bacall Marcia Sindell
Graham Jarvis Libby
J.T. Walsh Park Ranger (uncredited)
Wendy Bowers Waitress
Tom Brunelle Anchorman
June Christopher Anchorwoman
Archie Hahn Actor
Janet Hirshenson Actor
Jane Jenkins Actor
Pig: Misery Actor
Julie Payne Reporter #1
Jerry Potter Pete
Rob Reiner Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Greg Snegoff Reporter

Technical Credits
Rob Reiner Director,Co-producer
Philip C. Cory Special Effects
John Elliott Makeup
Margaret Elliott Makeup
David R. Ellis Stunts
Norman Garwood Production Designer
William Goldman Screenwriter
Gloria Gresham Costumes/Costume Designer
M. Todd Henry Cinematographer
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jane Jenkins Casting
K.N.B. EFX Group Special Effects
Robert Leighton Editor
Garry Lewis Set Decoration/Design
Mark Mansbridge Art Director
Steve Nicolaides Co-producer,Production Manager
Andrew Scheinman Co-producer
Marc Shaiman Score Composer
Barry Sonnenfeld Cinematographer
Jeffrey Stott Co-producer
Stan Tropp Set Decoration/Design
Stephen King Source Author

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Misery 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was so good, it almost isn't worthy of a review. That's the magic of Stephen King, he can take a seemingly rediculous scenario and make it totaly believable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bates does an outstanding job at being the ''bad guy.'' Stephen King has an awsome mind for making anything scary.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow. This is one of my favorite Steven King movies. Everybody in this film is witty and funny. You even get a couple of laughs out of Annie once and a while. James Caan's performance is brilliant. The torture that he goes through makes you wonder if he was better off being shot to death in The Godfather. But the best performance has to be Kathy Bates who plays Annie. Even though this is just a movie you can't help but think if Annie is real. Bates's performance is not only scary but enjoyable. It's just amazing at one time Annie can be a nice nurse that takes care of Paul. But all of a sudden she's bringing out a sledge hammer on his ankles. That kind of thing we don't see a lot. And I am very happy to see something that different.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was great. I gave it 5 stars because it was awesome. Here's the description. A novelist named Paul Sheldon drove off the road and got bruised a little. He winds up in the home of Ms. Annie Wilkes who is his #1 fan. He doesn't remember winding up in her home. Annie is a little coo-coo. Her moods switch. She has a pig named Misery. She thinks that Mr. Sheldon killed her. After a few days, in the news, Paul was presumed dead soon.(But Paul is really alive, but no one knows.)One day, Annie buys a typewriter and lets Paul write the rest of his books. When Paul found out that Annie was a murderer, he knew he was in danger.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A suspensful thriller! A must see!I loved the book and the film. Kathey Bates gives a great performance as the crassed Annie Wilkes. Even though some parts are changed from the book I still loved it!
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