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Secret Window


Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton, Charles S. Dutton View All


David Koepp (Director), David Koepp (Screenplay) View All

Released: Mar. 11th, 2004
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity.
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Based on a novel by Stephen King, the film stars Depp as Mort Rainey, an alcoholic writer who is still stinging from being separated from his wife (Maria Bello) after discovering her in bed with another man (Timothy Hutton), who is confronted by a creepy guy named John Shooter (John Turturro), who accuses Rainey of plagiarism.
I kept asking myself this question throughout the movie and only after viewing the ending did I understand that this was not an oversight after all, but a necessary omission, as in order to set up the trick ending, they couldnt have anyone doing something as far fetched as ordering a back copy of a magazine until it was time for the film to end.