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: 7.8/10 from 4243 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Rob Reiner
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From 4,243 Ratings


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
  • John Michael Quinn

    as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Rob Reiner

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

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

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