Misery (1990)

8.75 / Rated by 2 people

107 min.
Plot  Famed novelist Paul Sheldon is the author of a successful series of regency romance novels featuring a character named Misery Chastain. Wanting to focus on more serious stories, he writes a manuscript for a new unrelated novel. While traveling from Silver Creek, Colorado to his home in New York City, he is caught in a blizzard and his car goes off the road, rendering him unconscious. Paul is rescued by a nurse named Annie Wilkes, who brings him to her remote home. When Paul regains consciousness he finds himself bedridden, with both his legs broken as well as a dislocated shoulder. Annie claims she is his "number one fan" and talks a lot about him and his novels. As a reward for saving him, Paul gives Annie his new manuscript which she saved from the wreckage. While feeding him, she is angered and spills soup on him but regains control and apologizes. She buys a copy of Paul's latest published book, ''Misery's Child'', giving glowing praise to Paul as she progresses through the book. H...  



James Caan
Paul Sheldon
Kathy Bates
Annie Wilkes
Lauren Bacall
Marcia Sindell
Rob Reiner
Helicopter pilot
J.T. Walsh
State Trooper Sherman Douglas (uncredited)


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United States




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