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There was a movie about a man, a famous writer, who broke his leg in a snowstorm, and was given shelter in the "boondocks" by a woman. The storm lasted about a week, during which time the writer's leg healed, and he was ready to move on when the weather cleared.

But the woman, who had developed a "crush" on him, or at least his fame, didn't want to let him go, so she made plans to "hobble" him by re-breaking his leg. There was a fight, and he saved himself by crashing the (manual) typewriter on the woman's head, and escaping.

I saw this (American) movie while in Mexico in 1994. What movie was this?

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    Beware not to adapt the question to the answer. If you asked for a black and white movie, then you asked for a black and white movie. Only change it if you actually did not remember it to be black and white, not because the answer turned out not to be.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 16:22
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    @NapoleonWilson: I saw it in "black and and white," but the answer noted, correctly, that I was using a black and white Mexican TV, which sort of invalidates the point.
    – Tom Au
    Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 17:09
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    Still that was your question and you only changed it because the answer told you the movie is not in black and white. That is not how questions work here, not even those ID questions.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 17:11
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    @NapoleonWilson What's the proper protocol? Ignore that he found the answer he was looking for and hope there's an actual black and white movie with the same premise?
    – Mdev
    Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 19:49
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    The information that the poster saw it on TV could potentially be useful, but the fact that it was a black and white TV is surely irrelevant. It seems to me the edit was wholly appropriate. Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 19:53

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This is definitely Misery (1990) with James Caan and Kathy Bates (who won an Oscar for the role). Not sure why it was in B&W, maybe you saw it on a B&W TV?

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 freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, Paul's "number one fan", who takes Paul back to her remote house in the mountains (without bothering to tell anybody). Unfortunately for Paul, Annie is also a headcase. When she discovers that Paul has killed off the heroine in her favorite novels, her reaction leaves Paul shattered (literally)...

It was based on a Stephen King novel by the same name. Here's the trailer:

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    1.5 minutes? Flagged for running a sock-puppet called Tom Au!
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 16:12
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    Yes, it was a black and white TV in Mexico, and I remember the woman's name being Annie.
    – Tom Au
    Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 16:12
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    @NapoleonWilson Would've been even less if I saw it earlier... It's my favorite Stephen King book. :)
    – Walt
    Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 16:15
  • @Walt Well, congratulations then, with +4 after 5 minutes I can literally feel the "hotness" of this question. ;-)
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 16:16

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