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Status: Released

Runtime: 144

Budget: $19,000,000

Revenue: $44,017,374

Language: en

Webpage: -

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  •  R

  • 1980-05-22

  • 1980-10-16

  • 1980-10-16

  • 1980-10-28

  • 2010-02-07

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Alternative Titles

  • El Resplandor
  • The Shining - Hohto
  • O Iluminado
  • 闪灵
  • 鬼店
  • Ondskabens hotel
  • The Shining - US Cut
  • The Shining - Stephen King
  • El Resplandor
Content Score: 100


7.8/10 (1,192 votes)


Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.


A masterpiece of modern horror.


Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: , ,

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Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson
as Jack Torrance

Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall
as Wendy Torrance

Danny Lloyd

Danny Lloyd
as Danny Torrance

Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers
as Dick Hallorann

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A review by John Chard

This rum is red, man!

In spite of author Stephen King not being happy with Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of his novel, The Shining (1980) has proved to be a critical and commercial darling.

It may not be in the spirit that King wanted, but it's undeniably a skillful piece of film making, a mixture of beauty and terror, of bravura techniques and simple but effective scares. With quality acting performances to match as well. The story unfolds at a deliberately slow pace, claustrophobia oozes from practically every frame, while the narrative smarts brings to bear the ghosts of the human and s... read the rest.