The Shining

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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.

  1. Stanley Kubrick

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Diane Johnson


  3. Stephen King


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jack Nicholson

    Jack Nicholson

    Jack Torrance

  2. Shelley Duvall

    Shelley Duvall

    Wendy Torrance

  3. Danny Lloyd

    Danny Lloyd

    Danny Torrance

  4. Scatman Crothers

    Scatman Crothers

    Dick Hallorann

  5. Barry Nelson

    Barry Nelson

    Stuart Ullman

  6. Philip Stone

    Philip Stone

    Delbert Grady

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 24m

Budget $19,000,000.00

Revenue $44,017,374.00

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Release Information

  • May 22, 1980
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

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.

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