Doctor Sleep (2019)

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Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.

Director:

Mike Flanagan

Writers:

Stephen King (based on the novel by), Mike Flanagan
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Updated: 2 December 2018
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Cast

Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Rebecca Ferguson ... Rose the Hat
Ewan McGregor ... Danny Torrance
Jacob Tremblay
Emily Alyn Lind ... Snakebite Andi
Cliff Curtis ... Billy Freeman
Zahn McClarnon ... Crow Daddy
Carel Struycken ... Grampa Flick
Chelsea Talmadge ... Deenie
Bruce Greenwood ... Dr. John
Jocelin Donahue ... Lucy
Alex Essoe ... Wendy Torrance
Catherine Parker ... Silent Sarey
Carl Lumbly ... Dick Hallorann
Violet McGraw
Robert Longstreet ... Barry
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Storyline

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless-mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep." Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul... Written by Stephen King

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Taglines:

The World will Shine Again. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug use.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When writing Doctor Sleep, Stephen King had to be reminded of things from The Shining he'd forgotten. Although most of his books exist in a shared universe (The Shining's Dick Hallorann appears briefly in IT, just to name one example) it's one of the few direct sequels he's written in his career. See more »

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Abra Stone: You're magic. Like me
Danny Torrance: You need to listen to me. The world's a hungry place. A dark place. I've only met two or three people like us. They died. When I was a kid, I bumped into these things. I don't know about magic. I, I always called it "the shining."
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