R | | Drama, Thriller
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.
"Misery" was almost turned into a Broadway play, with Julia Roberts as Annie Wilkes. King vetoed the idea, because Annie is (in his words) "a brawny woman who can sling a guy around, not a pixie." However, in 2015, a Broadway adaptation was ultimately produced to critical and commerical success, starring Bruce Willis as Paul Sheldon, and Laurie Metcalf as Annie Wilkes.
Oh, my goodness! Heavens to Betsy!
Annie's crucifix is missing when she swings the sledgehammer for the second time.
Misery the Pig - Herself
$10,076,834 2 December 1990