Misery

Misery

DVD - 2000
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After an almost fatal car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon finds himself being nursed by a deranged fan who holds him captive.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2000.
Edition: Widescreen version, standard version.
ISBN: 9780792846444
0792846443
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE SUSPENSE MISERY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Misery (Motion picture)

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sisterthree
Apr 27, 2021

It's a classic must see..I loved the character of Annie played superbly by Kathy Bates. She was exactly who I imagined when reading the book before the movie. Also James Caan was just as great. Thrilling and sick.

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OokiTanuki
Feb 10, 2021

One of the best suspense/thriller/horror films ever. Annie Wilkes is perhaps the scariest character in film. Freddy Krueger and Hannibal Lecter were crazy. Annie Wilkes was CRAAAAAZY!! And Kathy Bates was CRAZZZY good playing her.

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greatflicks
Jan 04, 2021

I saw Misery 30 years ago and had forgot how good a movie it is. As I remember there were some awards given to Kathy Bates like best supporting actress. Caan did a fine job and the sheriff was really good. I normally do not like Stephen Kings works but this was exceptional. I would highly recommend the movie.

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PatAttack15
Aug 08, 2019

Everyone knows about the iconic hobbling scene; and that was the only thing I’d seen from this film until today. I think I just watched a new favorite of mine.

Fresh, engaging, suspenseful and led by two excellent performances from Kathy Bates & James Caan. This was just so good, and I can’t wait to revisit this again around the holiday.

Just a well made film. Hats off to Rob Reiner and Stephen King.

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tholt26
Mar 16, 2019

Disc was scratched, but was able to finish it

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burnmasterarson
Jul 27, 2018

Disk was scratched, couldn't finish.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

Amazing thriller, this Stephen King film unnerved me far more than the Shining. Kathy Bates is terrifying.

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reginator_22
Jan 27, 2018

Amazing thriller! Caan and Bates are awesome!!

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lavasushi
Jan 05, 2018

Fan obsession can be brutal. Or Misery. Good story line from Stephen King. (I didn’t read the novel.) Paul Sheldon (James Caan) does a great job trying to outwit Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates). Makes depression and obsession scarey.

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kpelish
Dec 07, 2017

Stephen King, one of America's best horror writers and an acute observer of the homey made slightly askew. What seems to be a bucolic farmhouse nestled in the snowy West hides a famous writer, trapped by a sociopathic fan who patiently nurses him back to health just for her abuse and a novel tailored just for her. Both James Caan and Kathy Bates play their roles well and you follow along his increasing desperation and clever plotting to get back his freedom. This is mostly psychological horror but be forewarned of a deliberate attack that's bloody.

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Jun 15, 2019

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Apr 16, 2016

htliang thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Lexikal
Sep 24, 2011

Lexikal thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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hur74Vety
Jun 11, 2010

hur74Vety thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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reginator_22
Jan 27, 2018

Annie Wilkes: I thought you were good Paul... but you're not good. You're just another lying ol' dirty birdy.

Laura_X Oct 26, 2016

I am your number one fan.

laustcawz Mar 01, 2012

Annie Wilkes: "He didn't get out of the cock-a-doody car!!!!!"

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Annie Wilkes: It's the swearing, Paul. It has no nobility.
Paul Sheldon: These are slum kids, I was a slum kid. Everybody talks like that.
Annie Wilkes: THEY DO NOT! At the feedstore do I say, "Oh, now Wally, give me a bag of that F-in' pig feed, and a pound of that bitchly cow corn"? At the bank do I say, "Oh, Mrs. Malenger, here is one big bastard of a check, now give me some of your Christ-ing money!" THERE, LOOK THERE, NOW SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Annie Wilkes: I am your number one fan. There is nothing to worry about. You are going to be just fine. I am your number one fan.

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kpelish
Dec 07, 2017

Violence: Deliberate smashing of bones, threats of shooting death, actual shooting death.

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AMerr22
Oct 22, 2017

Violence: Contains the infamous hobbling scene.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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hur74Vety
Jun 11, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

A famous novelist is "rescued" from a car crash by an obsessed fan.

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