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The Shining (1980)

R | | Drama, Horror | 13 June 1980 (USA)
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

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Storyline

Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While Jack slowly gets more violent and angry of his life, his son, Danny, tries to use a special talent, the "Shining", to inform the people outside about whatever that is going on in the hotel. Written by J. S. Golden

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He came as the caretaker, but this hotel had its own guardians - who'd been there a long time See more »

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Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'  »

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)

Gross:

$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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(cut) | (cut) (European) | (original) | (US dvd release: B002VWNIDG)

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Trivia

Since Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall spoke in thick New Jersey and Texas accents respectively, Kubrick wanted the actor playing Danny to be from the Midwest as a compromise between the two, settling on Illinois born Danny Lloyd. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is talking to Lloyd at the bar the second time, we can clearly see ice cubes in Jack's glass. After Lloyd says, "Orders from the house", the ice has melted completely. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Torrance: Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
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Crazy Credits

The movie's opening titles are also the only instance in any Kubrick film where scrolling credits, rather than title cards, are used. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Os Normais: Seguir a Tradição é Normal (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Utrenja - Kanon Paschy
Music by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performed by Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach (uncredited)
Conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki (uncredited)
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One of The Best Horror Films Ever
10 November 2007 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I was kinda surprised when I heard that Stanly Kubrick had made a horror film and that it was The Shinning was a big shock to me. Kubrick is one of my favorite film makers and after I saw 2001 and Clockwork Orange I had to see his other movies. I had heard a lot about this movie and kinda a lot of the scenes but I really didn't remember this movie that well. So I rent the movie and watch it as soon as I got home and loved it. This is one of my favorite movies even though I really do not like the horror movies. Jack Nicholson give his best performance(have not seen One Flow Over The Cuckoo's Nest).Sherry Duvall and Danny Loyd do better good but I didn't like their performances. The thing I didn't like about this movie is that the shinning in the story is wear the Danny can do a lot of telepathic things with his head, which I thought was kinda random. Even though that the things I didn't like about this movie really bug me I still love this movie. This is a great movie if like to see another Stanley Kubrick film or just want to watch the one of the best horror films out there.


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