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 2215 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
star 7.7/10
From 2,215 Ratings


Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

Misery Trailer

Misery Photos

  • James Caan

    as Paul Sheldon
  • Kathy Bates

    as Anne Marie ("Annie") Wilkes
  • Richard Farnsworth

    as J.T. "Buster" McCain
  • Frances Sternhagen

    as Virginia McCain
  • Lauren Bacall

    as Marcia Sindell
  • Graham Jarvis

    as Libby
  • Rob Reiner

    as Helicopter Pilot
  • J.T. Walsh

    as State Trooper Sherman Douglas
  • Jerry Potter

    as Pete
  • Archie Hahn

    as Reporter
  • Thomas Brunelle

    as Anchorman
  • June Christopher

    as Anchorwoman
Directing Rob Reiner Director
Writing Stephen King Novel
Writing William Goldman Screenplay
Production Rob Reiner Producer
Production Andrew Scheinman Producer
Sound Marc Shaiman Original Music Composer
Camera Barry Sonnenfeld Director of Photography
Editing Robert Leighton Editor
Production Janet Hirshenson Casting
Production Jane Jenkins Casting
Production Steve Nicolaides Co-Producer
Production Jeffrey Stott Co-Producer
Art Norman Garwood Production Design
Art Mark W. Mansbridge Art Direction
Art Garrett Lewis Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Gloria Gresham Costume Design
Directing Kerry Lyn McKissick Script Supervisor
Camera Merrick Morton Still Photographer
Camera M. Todd Henry Camera Operator
Sound Robert Eber Sound Mixer
Sound Rick Kline Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Gregg Landaker Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Kevin O'Connell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Donald J. Malouf Supervising Sound Editor
Sound George Baetz Boom Operator
Art Jody Gaber Art Department Coordinator
Sound Charles L. Campbell Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Scott Stambler Supervising Music Editor
Editing Alan Edward Bell First Assistant Editor
Sound Larry Singer ADR Supervisor