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A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."

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Storyline

Famed mystery writer, Mort Rainey (Depp) is confronted by a mysterious stranger outside his house. This stranger calls himself John Shooter (Turturro) and claims that Mort has stolen an idea for a story from him. Mort says he can prove he wrote his first, but whilst Mort waits for the evidence to appear, Shooter starts to become more and more violent. Written by Film_Fan

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Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Secret Window, Secret Garden  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$766,008 (Japan) (22 October 2004)

Gross:

$2,833,800 (Japan) (12 November 2004)
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Johnny Depp and director David Koepp share the same day of birth. See more »

Goofs

When Mort finds Tom in the station wagon, initially the window is open. In the next shot it is closed and covered in blood. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mort: [voiceover] Turn around. Turn around. Turn the car around and get the hell out of here. Right now. Don't go back. Do not go back there.
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At the end of the credits Johnny Depp can be briefly heard singing "Shortnin' Bread". See more »

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References Ellery Queen (1975) See more »

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Chico and the Man
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31 March 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have read the reviews of this film done by "professional" reviewers and am left with the opinion that these people must be influenced by the movies producers. Are they given special perks? Do they get to have lunch with Johnny Depp if they write a favorable review?

The only redeeming aspect of this movie is Johnny Depp. His acting ability almost makes this film worth watching but other than that I fail to see why anyone would care.

This film was cliche, contrived and very predictable. There was nothing new or interesting in the story other than a few scenes between Depp, his ex-wife and her new lover. Other than that it's all been done before... only better.

Unless you are a hard-core Johnny Depp fan I'd advise looking elsewhere.

** out of *****


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