AFI's Night at the Movies
AFI's Night at the Movies
MISERY
Presented by KATHY BATES
Columbia, 1990
PRINCIPAL CAST James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen
DIRECTOR Rob Reiner
PRODUCERS Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Jeffrey Stott, Steve Nicolaides
SCREENWRITER William Goldman
Director Rob Reiner and writer William Goldman bring to life the chilling novel by Stephen King, but it is Kathy Bates' performance as the cheerful psychopath that makes the adaptation so truly frightening. Under the auspices of nursing her favorite author back to health after a car accident, this "number one fan" unleashes a series of indignities and crippling abuses – both mental and physical – on her unwilling patient.

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