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Year: 1980

Original Title: The Shining

Country: USA

Length: 146 minutes

Budget: $19,000

Genre: Horror, Drama, Mistery

Studios: Warner Bros. Pictures

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Suitable only for 15 years and over

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: October 05 1980

United States: May 23 1980

Ranking

Ranking: 570 out of 13,332 movies (up 11)

Ranked #40 in list 'The best movies ever'

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8.6 by 37 users

7.8 by 9 media

Plot

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) has a job interview for the post of watchman and maintenance of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado during the winter months. From November to May, the hotel is isolated due to heavy snow. Although the hotel owner warns Jack of the danger of isolation for so long since the last watchman went crazy and killed his family before kills himself. However Jack is isolation precisely what he wants to concentrate on finishing a book that he is writing. Meanwhile, Jack's son, Danny, who has extrasensory powers that allow him to live past events that he haven't lived and see the future, have a vision about the hotel where newly hired his father, a vision full of blood. Danny, with his mother, arrive at the hotel the day is closed to the public and begin to live there during those three months of isolation. At first everything is peace and quiet, but Jack begins to hear voices in his head ... Hide full plot... Show full plot

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Cast The Shining

Jack Nicholson

Jack Torrance

Shelley Duvall

Wendy Torrance

Danny Lloyd

Danny Torrance

Scatman Crothers

Dick Hallorann

Barry Nelson

Stuart Ullman

Tony Burton

Larry Durkin

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Trivia The Shining

Both Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson were offered to participate in 'The Exorcist'. Both refused it, but finally made a horror film together with 'The Shining'. Firstly, the film's script was going to be written by Stephen King himself but, after chatting with some people about Kubrick, he decided to pass him the token. Stephen King tried to convince the producer and the director to change the actor. He said that he did not seem to be going crazy, since from the beginning he has to look like it.

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