Misery (movie)

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Misery
Directed by Rob Reiner
Produced by Rob Reiner
Andrew Scheinman
Jeffrey Stott
Steve Nicolaides
Screenplay by William Goldman
Starring James Caan
Kathy Bates
Lauren Bacall
Richard Farnsworth
Frances Sternhagen
Music by Marc Shaiman
Cinematography Barry Sonnenfeld
Editing by Robert Leighton
Studio Castle Rock Entertainment
Nelson Entertainment
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) November 30, 1990 (1990-11-30)
Running time 107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million[1]

Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller movie. It is based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name. The movie stars James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Frances Sternhagen, and Richard Farnsworth. It was directed by Rob Reiner.

Bates plays a psychopath who imprisons and tortures a man (Caan) in her rural home. She does this after he accidentally crashes his car and she pretends that she is going to look after him until he recovers from his injuries.

Bates won the Academy Award for Best Actress. The movie was well received by critics and audiences. King has stated that Misery is one of his top ten favorite movie adaptations.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Box Office Information for Misery. The Wrap. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  2. Stephen King, Stephen King Goes To The Movies, page 579 (Hodder & Stoughton, 2009). ISBN 978-0-340-98030-9