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Secret Window (2004)
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Secret Window (2004) Mort Rainey, a successful author, is passing through a hard period in his life. After catching his wife sleeping with another man, they separate and he moves away from the city to somewhere in the country. One day a man appears at his door, presenting himself as John Shooter, and accuses Mort of copying a story from him. Although Mort believes things can be solved once he shows Shooter the original version, which had appeared two years before Shooter's version, written in 1997, while Rainey's was published in early 1995. He can't seem to be able to get an original copy in the time limit set by Shooter. Strange things then start happening that prevent him from receiving the needed original, and Mort tries to find out who Shooter really is and if he is responsible for the things that have been happening.

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

Also Known As:
Secret Window
Secret Garden

Title: Secret Window
Release Date: March 12, 2004
Runtime: 96 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Buried.com Rating: 7.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, sexual content and language.

David Koepp

Johnny Depp ...Mort Rainey
John Turturro ...John Shooter
Maria Bello ...Amy Rainey
Timothy Hutton ...Ted Milner
Charles S. Dutton ...Ken Karsch
Len Cariou ...Sheriff Dave Newsome
Joan Heney ...Mrs. Garvey
John Dunn Hill ...Tom Greenleaf (as John Dunn Hill)
Vlasta Vrana ...Fire Chief Wickersham
Matt Holland ...Detective Bradley
Gillian Ferrabee ...Fran Evans
Bronwen Mantel ...Greta Bowie
Elizabeth Marleau ...Juliet Stoker
Kyle Allatt ...Busboy
Richard Jutras ...Motel Manager
Kevin Woodhouse ...Public Works Guy
Vito DeFilippo ...Public Works Guy
Sarah Allen ...Sheriff's Niece
Isabelle Champeau ...Photojournalist

Gavin Polone
Ezra Swerdlow

Stephen King
David Koepp

Philip Glass
Geoff Zanelli

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Secret Window Horror Film Trailer 2
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Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Chico and the Man"
"Once in a Lifetime"
"Get Down"

More Movie Taglines:
  • The most important part of a story is the ending.
  • Some windows should never be opened.
Movie Quote(s):
  • [Mort believes Shooter is in his bathroom and attacks with a fireplace poker] Mort: I killed a mirror. Mort: And my shower door.
  • Ted: Maybe I should take a walk around the block. Amy: Yes, that'd be good. Mort: Aw heck, Ted, live a little - make it two. Rubbernecker.
  • John Shooter: Thought you didn't smoke. Mort: I took it up recently, for my health.
  • Mort: This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife. Anymore.
  • Mort: You know, the only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story, the ending. And this one... is very good. This one's perfect.
Movie Trivia:
  • Ving Rhames was offered a role but turned it down due to a scheduling conflict.
  • James Newton Howard was going to compose with Hans Zimmer, but when he was replaced, Zimmer bowed out as well. Philip Glass and Geoff Zanelli came into the project instead.
  • The movie's premiere date was moved up a month to ride the coat-tails of Johnny Depp's success in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) which earned him a SAG award and an Oscar nomination.
  • Stephen King traded the rights to this film in order to get the rights to "Kingdom Hospital" (2004).
  • Johnny Depp's line, "This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife. Anymore.", is taken from the Talking Heads' song "Once in a Lifetime".
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