1990 R 1h 47m Blu-ray / DVD

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1990 R 1h 47m Blu-ray / DVD
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Former nurse Annie Wilkes saves her idol, romance novelist Paul Sheldon, after he crashes his car during a blizzard. But when she learns he plans to kill off her heroine in his next volume, Annie morphs from nurturing caregiver to sadistic jailer.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1
French, Spanish (Neutral)
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 HD, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • James Caan
  • Kathy Bates
  • Richard Farnsworth
  • Frances Sternhagen
  • Lauren Bacall
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is highly violent. There are continuing acts of torture, repeated graphic and sadistic acts; kidnapping, bondage, broken bones and overall deception. Even mature teenagers may find this film highly upsetting.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


The film begins with a terrible car accident and shows the resulting wounds. It revolves around a kidnapping and the ensuing torture.


Very little profane language, but one obscene finger gesture and several odd euphemisms for swear words.

Social Behavior

The sociopathic main character carries out terrifying acts of violence and kidnapping.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The kidnapper repeatedly drugs her victim.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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