"Eat it till you choke, you sick, twisted fuck!"
Description: Spoken by James Caan as Paul Sheldon in the motion picture thriller Misery (1990) based on the novel by Stephen King.
After successful romance writer Paul Sheldon crashes on a snowy New England road, he is rescued by Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), a reclusive ex-nurse, who tells Paul:
"You almost died. You have a compound fracture of the tibia in both legs and the fibula of the right leg is fractured, too. As soon as the roads open I'll take you to the hospital. Meantime, you have a lot of recovery to do. There is nothing to worry about. You are going to be just fine. I am your number one fan."
Unfortunately, Annie keeps Paul prisoner in her house and forces him to continue writing the adventures of her favorite character Misery Chastain (whom Paul had recently killed off).
|Annie Wilkes:||YOU! YOU DIRTY BIRD, HOW COULD YOU!|
|Annie Wilkes:||She can't be dead, MISERY CHASTAIN CANNOT BE DEAD!|
|Paul Sheldon:||Annie, in 1871, women often died during childbirth. But her SPIRIT is the important thing, and Misery's spirit is still alive.|
|Annie Wilkes:||I DON'T WANT HER SPIRIT! I WANT HER! AND YOU MURDERED HER!|
|Paul Sheldon:||No...I didn't.|
|Annie Wilkes:||WHO DID?|
|Paul Sheldon:||No one! She just died! She just slipped away!|
|Annie Wilkes:||SLIPPED AWAY! SLIPPED AWAY? SHE DIDN'T JUST SLIP AWAY! YOU DID IT! YOU DID IT! YOU DID IT! YOU MURDERED MY MISERY!|
"God came to me last night and told me your purpose for being here. I am going to help you write a new book." - Annie Wilkes
"And don't even think about anybody coming for you. Not the doctors, not your agent, not your family. 'Cause I never called them. Nobody knows you're here. And you better hope nothing happens to me. Because if I die...you die."
As she acts as caretaker, Annie dubs Paul "Mr. Man" and beats, cripples and drugs him to keep him under her control. When a local sheriff comes snooping around her property, Annie kills him, as well.
|Annie Wilkes:||Here's your pills.|
|Paul Sheldon:||Annie? Annie, what is it?|
|Annie Wilkes:||The rain. Sometimes it gives me the blues. When you first came here, I only loved the writer part of Paul Sheldon. Now I know I love the rest of him, too. I know you don't love me, don't say you do. You're beautiful, brilliant, a famous man of the world and I'm... not a movie star type. You'll never know the fear of losing someone like you if you're someone like me.|
|Paul Sheldon:||Why would you lose me?|
|Annie Wilkes:||Book's almost finished, your legs are getting better. Soon you'll be wanting to leave.|
|Paul Sheldon:||Why would I leave? I like it here.|
|Annie Wilkes:||That's very kind of you, but I'll bet it's not all together true.|
|Annie Wilkes:||I have this gun.|
|Annie Wilkes:||Sometimes I think about using it. I'd better go now. I might put bullets in it.|
On the day that Paul finishes the last chapter of his book, Annie initiates a ritual suicide ceremony. She place two bullets in her gun - one for her, and one for Paul. She believes the final moments of their relationship will be beautiful.
To exact revenge on Annie, Paul says, "Remember how, nobody ever knew who Misery's real father was, or will they ever be reunited? It's all right here. Does she finally marry Ian, or will it be Winthorne? It's all right here." Then Paul uses a match and ignites a crumple page from the manuscript athat he soadked in lighter fluid. As it burns, Annie screams. "Paul, you can't do that!" Paul replies "Why not? I learned it from you."
Then Paul dropped the flaming page onto the remainder of the manuscript that was also soaked in lighter fluid. With the manuscript ablaze, Annie falls to the floor to extinguish the fire. As she does, Paul hits her on the head with his typewriter. Unfortunately, Annie is only dazed and soon Paul finds himself wrestling with his demented caretaker. "I'm going to kill you, you lying cock sucker!"
As she strangles Paul, he gouges her eyes and then punches her in the face, throwing her backwards on the floor. But Annie pulls her gun out of her sweater and shoots Paul in the right shoulder. He, in turns, lunges from his wheelchair and knocks Annie down which fires off the last shot in the gun.
Banging her head against the floor, Paul reaches for a hand-full of ashes from the now burnt manuscript and viciously shoves them down Annie’s throat, shouting, “Here! You want it! You want it! Eat it till you choke, you sick, twisted fuck!”
Annie kicks Paul in the groin and tries to run, but Paul trips her and she falls and hits her head against the typewriter. Paul thinks she has been killed and crawls away, but she regains consciousness and pounces on Paul's back. Frantically, Paul reaches for a metal door-stop shaped like a pig and delivers a final death blow to Annie's head.