When best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) crashes his car on a remote road during a blizzard, he is rescued by Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), an eccentric woman who turns out to be his “number one fan.” Annie nurses Paul back to health and then becomes his captor, as she forces him to write a novel to please her. And she has ways to bend him to her will. Reiner directed from Stephen King’s novel of the same name, and Kathy Bates won an Oscar for her portrayal of a woman who’s lost all touch with reality.

  • Directed By Rob Reiner
  • 1990
  • USA
  • 35mm
  • 107 minutes