Misery (1990)

Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now, he’s writing to stay alive.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1990-11-30
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 4521 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Rob Reiner
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After stalking and saving the life of her favorite fiction author in a car accident, his manic obsessor holds him captive in her remote Colorado home then forces him to write back to life the popular literary character he killed off.

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  • James Caan

    as Paul Sheldon
  • Kathy Bates

    as Annie Wilkes
  • Richard Farnsworth

    as Buster
  • Frances Sternhagen

    as Virginia
  • Lauren Bacall

    as Marcia Sindell
  • Graham Jarvis

    as Libby
  • Jerry Potter

    as Pete
  • Thomas Brunelle

    as Anchorman
  • June Christopher

    as Anchorwoman
  • Julie Payne

    as Reporter #1
  • Archie Hahn

    as Reporter #2
  • Gregory Snegoff

    as Reporter #3
  • Wendy Bowers

    as Waitress
  • Rob Reiner

    as Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
  • J.T. Walsh

    as State Trooper Sherman Douglas (uncredited)
  • Jay Dee Witney

    as News Photographer (uncredited)
Production Andrew Scheinman Producer
Camera Barry Sonnenfeld Director of Photography
Directing Rob Reiner Director
Writing Stephen King Novel
Sound Marc Shaiman Original Music Composer
Editing Robert Leighton Editor
Production Janet Hirshenson Casting
Production Rob Reiner Producer
Production Jane Jenkins Casting
Writing William Goldman Screenplay
Production Jeffrey Stott Co-Producer
Production Steve Nicolaides Co-Producer
Art Garrett Lewis Set Decoration
Art Norman Garwood Production Design
Art Mark W. Mansbridge Art Direction
Camera Merrick Morton Still Photographer
Camera M. Todd Henry Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Gloria Gresham Costume Design
Editing Alan Edward Bell First Assistant Editor
Sound Robert Eber Sound Mixer
Art Jody Gaber Art Department Coordinator
Sound Donald J. Malouf Supervising Sound Editor
Sound George Baetz Boom Operator
Sound Charles L. Campbell Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Scott Stambler Supervising Music Editor
Sound Rick Kline Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Kevin O'Connell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Kerry Lyn McKissick Script Supervisor
Sound Gregg Landaker Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Larry Singer ADR Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Howard Berger Special Effects Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Judith A. Cory Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up John M. Elliott Jr. Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Margaret E. Elliott Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Bruce Spaulding Fuller Special Effects Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Robert Kurtzman Special Effects Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Rick Lalonde Special Effects Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Greg Nicotero Special Effects Makeup Artist
Production Steve Nicolaides Production Manager
Directing Dennis Maguire First Assistant Director
Directing Artist W. Robinson Second Second Assistant Director
Directing Drew Ann Rosenberg Second Assistant Director
Directing Barry Sonnenfeld Second Unit Director
Art John Hoskins Construction Foreman
Art Gary Isbell Swing
Art Jonas Kirk Construction Foreman
Art Jerry Moss Property Master
Art Ken Peterson Assistant Property Master
Art Andrew Precht Assistant Art Director
Art Marvin Salsberg Construction Coordinator
Art Stan Tropp Set Designer
Art Mark Woods Leadman
Sound Peter C. Barbour Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Richard C. Franklin Sound Editor
Sound Nils C. Jensen Sound Editor
Sound Gary Mundheim Sound Editor
Sound Chuck Neely Sound Editor
Visual Effects Phil Cory Special Effects Supervisor
Crew David R. Ellis Stunt Coordinator
Crew Sandy Berumen Stunts
Crew R.A. Rondell Stunts
Crew Sammy Thurman Stunts
Camera Brian W. Armstrong Assistant Camera
Camera Dennis Gamiello Key Grip
Lighting Kevin Kelley Chief Lighting Technician
Camera Thomas Miligan Assistant Camera
Lighting Walter Nichols Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Lighting Thomas P. Powell Lighting Technician
Camera Dwayne Redlin Best Boy Grip
Production Michael Hirshenson Casting Associate
Editing Mary Morrisey Assistant Editor
Editing Art Tostado Color Timer
Editing Lois Trent-Bring Negative Cutter
Production Iddo Lampton Enochs Jr. Location Manager
Sound Scott Stambler Music Editor
Crew James Deeth Pilot
Production Linda Allan-Folsom Production Coordinator
Production K. Lenna Katich Production Accountant
Production Suzanne Lutz Production Secretary
Production Katherine T. Wilson Production Secretary
Costume & Make-Up Judy Crown Hairstylist
Crew Kirk A. Holland Transportation Captain