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Secret Window

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Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 96 min - Thriller, Mystery - 8 July 2004
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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.

Director:  David Koepp

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Storyline

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.


Collections: David Koepp

Tagline: The most important part of a story is the ending.

Genres: Thriller, Mystery

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Language:  English
Release Date:  8 July 2004

Box Office

Budget:  $40,000,000
Revenue:  $92,913,171

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 36 min

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Secret Window Movie Trailer in HD – 2004

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The first shot after the credits of “Secret Window” is an elaborate one. It begins with a view across a lake to a rustic cabin. Then the camera moves smoothly into the shore, and across the grounds, and in through a window of the cabin, and it regards various rooms before closing in on a large mirror that reflects a man asleep on a couch.

The framing narrows until we no longer see the sides of the mirror, only the image. And then we realize we aren’t looking at a reflection but are in fact now in the real room. Not possible logically, but this through-the-looking glass shot, along with a wide-brimmed black hat and some Pall Mall cigarettes, are the only slight ripples in the smooth surface of the movie’s realism.

Amy Rainey divorces her husband, author Mort Rainey, and begins a relationship with Ted. Depressed and suffering from writer’s block, Mort puts off finalizing the divorce and retreats to his cabin at Tashmore Lake in upstate New York. Mort is confronted by John Shooter, who accuses him of plagiarizing his story “Sowing Season.” Upon reading Shooter’s manuscript, he discovers its resemblance to his own story “Secret Window,” except for the ending.

The following day, Mort explains that his story was published years before Shooter’s was written. Shooter challenges him to provide proof and warns against involving the police. That night, Mort finds his dog killed with a screwdriver and reports to Sheriff Dave Newsome.

Mort drives to his house in Riverdale to find a copy of the magazine where his story was published, but leaves when he sees Amy and Ted. He contacts private investigator Ken Karsch for help. Ken agrees to travel to Tashmore Lake to watch the cabin and talk to Tom Greenleaf, a resident who might have seen Shooter talking to Mort. Shooter visits Mort at the cabin and demands Mort change the ending of “Secret Window” to Shooter’s version, where the protagonist kills his wife. Shooter attacks and chokes Mort.

Amy calls Mort, saying their house was burned down. Mort travels to Riverdale and the two are questioned by a police officer. Ken calls Mort and says Tom Greenleaf denied seeing Mort. Ken suspects Tom was threatened by Shooter. They agree to confront Shooter together and arrange a meeting with Tom at a local diner.

The next morning, Mort oversleeps. Arriving at the diner, he learns that Ken and Tom didn’t show up. Seeing Ted at a gas station, Mort approaches him and Ted demands Mort sign the divorce papers. The two have a confrontation and Ted breaks his hand. Shooter calls Mort to a meeting place. When he arrives, Mort finds Ken and Tom dead inside Tom’s truck and faints. When he wakes up, Shooter says they were murdered with Mort’s screwdriver for interfering with his business. Mort has the magazine as proof and Shooter agrees to meet at Mort’s cabin. He leaves and Mort covers up the crime by running the truck into a water-filled stone quarry.

Secret Window is a 2004 American psychological thriller film starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro. It was written and directed by David Koepp, based on the novel Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King.

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