Misery

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Misery is an adaptation of a Stephen King bestseller that pits an unstable self-proclaimed #1 fan named Annie Wilkes against a popular author Paul Sheldon, played disturbingly by Kathy Bates and a tormented James Caan, respectively. Annie grows furious when her favorite character is killed and the latest book by Sheldon offends, so she wants him to address these slights, or else! What follows is a battle for survival to the death as he realises the demented Annie won't let him leave. It's a frightening look at the dangers celebrities sometimes face from psychotic stalkers/fans. For Halloween or any time a good psychological horror-thriller is needed, watch Misery.

Erik M.

Continuity mistake: When Buster and his wife Virginia, first get in their 4x4 truck to head down the road, they discover that broken tree limb. Before he yells "stop!", the only part of the road not covered in snow is the tire tracks. After he walks back up the hill (and Annie drives by), the road has no snow on it.

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Annie Wilkes: Now the time has come. I put two bullets in my gun. One for me, and one for you. Oh darling, it will be so beautiful.

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Trivia: There was a scene filmed in which Annie Wilkes runs over a younger police officer with a lawnmower, but it was cut because the director thought audiences would laugh at it.

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Suggested correction: The incident that this question is referring to is in the book - it was never added in the movie. Annie kills the young cop with her lawnmower. It was left out of the movie because the director didn't want the audience to hate the actress Kathy Bates, also which is why he had her use a sledgehammer instead of cutting off his feet.

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Question: Is there any reference to where Annie Wilkes goes at night when she is angry or depressed?

Answer: According to the book, she goes to what she calls her "laughing place" (itself a reference to the Disney movie "Song of the South" in which brer rabbit sings about having a "laughing place. A "laughing place" is where he goes when he's feeling blue, to cheer himself up. We can presume Annie has some cabin or clearing in the woods where she has made her own "laughing place.

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