Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway ...
Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, who is also obsessed with Paul. Annie takes Paul back to her remote house in the mountains, without bothering to tell anybody. Annie is a huge fan of the Misery novels, and she finishes reading the new one while Paul is recovering. When she discovers that Paul has killed off the heroine in her favorite novels, she becomes enraged and injures Paul's foot severely so that he is unable to leave her house, and forces him to write a new Misery novel. A local sheriff and Paul's agent both attempt to track down the missing author but not before Annie puts him through absolute Misery. Misery received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.