Misery (1990)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller


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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.


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4 February 1999 | bat-5
Suspenseful!
Misery has to be the best adaptation of a Stephen King novel. A close runner up is Stand By Me, but for suspense and tension that just gets tighter and tighter, watch Misery. Kathy Bates can go from nice and cheerful to downright crazy like someone turning on a light switch. While watching James Caan suffer through the torture that Bates puts him through, you can't help but sympathize with the guy. Rob Reiner presents us with the problem, and he slowly escalates the tension and the dread that creeps over the movie. Even though the book was different in the "hobbling" process, Annie Wilkes' method of hobbling still gives me the chills whenever I watch it.

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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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