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Jack Torrance (Character)
from The Shining (1980)

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The Shining -- All work and no play makes Academy Award® winner Jack Nicholson, the caretaker of an isolated resort, go way off the deep end, terrorizinghis young son and wife Shelley Duvall.
The Shining -- 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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Jack Torrance is a writer and former teacher who is... See more »
Alternate Names:
Jack Torrance in 'The Shining' / Jack Torrence / John Torrance


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  1. DBC III: A Saga (2014) Played by George Hickman (as Jack Torrence)
    ... aka "DBC III: A VBC Saga" - USA (complete title)
  2. Redrum: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of the Shining (2013) Played by Marc Kudisch

  3. "The Shining"
    ... aka "Stephen King's The Shining" - USA (complete title)
        - Episode #1.3 (1997) TV episode, Played by Steven Weber (as John Torrance)
        - Episode #1.2 (1997) TV episode, Played by Steven Weber (as John Torrance)
        - Episode #1.1 (1997) TV episode, Played by Steven Weber (as John Torrance)

  4. The Shining (1980) Played by Jack Nicholson
Archive Footage:
  1. "The Challenge Show"
        - To Katastima to Kleino... Terma o Kafes! #Panos Rigas Challenge (2015) TV episode, Played by Jack Nicholson
  2. "Welcome to the Basement"
        - The Wicker Man (2013) TV episode, Played by Jack Nicholson (as Jack Torrence)
        - My Son My Son What Have Ye Done? (2013) TV episode, Played by Jack Nicholson (as Jack Torrence)
  3. Room 237 (2012/I) Played by Jack Nicholson
  4. "Special Collector's Edition"
    ... aka "Edición Especial Coleccionista" - Spain (original title)
        - Especial redoblajes (2011) TV episode, Played by Jack Nicholson
  5. Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel (2006) (TV) Played by Jack Nicholson
  6. "Biography"
        - Stephen King: Fear, Fame and Fortune (2000) TV episode, Played by Jack Nicholson

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From The Shining (1980)
Wendy Torrance: Hey. Wasn't it around here that the Donner Party got snowbound?
Jack Torrance: I think that was farther west in the Sierras.
Wendy Torrance: Oh.
Danny Torrance: What was the Donner Party?
Jack Torrance: They were a party of settlers in covered-wagon times. They got snowbound one winter in the mountains. They had to resort to cannibalism in order to stay alive.
Danny Torrance: You mean they ate each other up?
Jack Torrance: They had to, in order to survive.
Wendy Torrance: Jack...
Danny Torrance: Don't worry, Mom. I know all about cannibalism. I saw it on TV.
Jack Torrance: See, it's okay. He saw it on the television.
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