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The Woman in the Room (1984)

Unrated | | Short, Drama | April 1984 (USA)
She is incurable ill. But she cannnot die. Only her son, a lawyer, could bring her relief. When he decides, to do so, starts his personal nightmare.

Director:

Frank Darabont

Writers:

Frank Darabont, Stephen King (story "The Woman in the Room")
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Michael Cornelison ... John
Dee Croxton ... Mother
Brian Libby ... Prisoner
Bob Brunson Bob Brunson ... Guard #1
George Russell George Russell ... Guard #2
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She is incurable ill. But she cannnot die. Only her son, a lawyer, could bring her relief. When he decides, to do so, starts his personal nightmare. Written by Franz-Josef Brinkkoetter <franjo@amclust2.amclust.mcnet.de>

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Short | Drama

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Unrated

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USA

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April 1984 (USA) See more »

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Stephen King's Night Shift Collection See more »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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Frank Darabont debut
2 September 2018 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

The directing debut of Frank Darabont, a man who signs cult adaptations of Steven King, "The Shawshank Redemption " and "The Green Mile", is also an adaptation of King's story. "The Woman in the Room" (1983) is a thirty-minute psychological drama about a lawyer whose mother is dying in pain and his emotional and moral dilemma of whether to release her from her agony. The film was done almost without a budget, with only three actors in two rooms, and it's based almost entirely on facial expressions and the building of the atmosphere. It is interesting that the actress who plays mother also appears in "The Green Mile", and the supporting actor also has roles in both, "The Green Mile" and "The Shawshank Redemption". King stated that this is the best short film made on one of his stories.

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