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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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Director:
Writers:
Stephen King (novel)
Stanley Kubrick (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
23 May 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Iconic terror from the No 1 bestselling writer. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Amazing achievement in filmmaking and the art of terror. See more (1322 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Nicholson ... Jack Torrance

Shelley Duvall ... Wendy Torrance
Danny Lloyd ... Danny Torrance

Scatman Crothers ... Dick Hallorann

Barry Nelson ... Stuart Ullman
Philip Stone ... Delbert Grady

Joe Turkel ... Lloyd the Bartender

Anne Jackson ... Doctor

Tony Burton ... Larry Durkin
Lia Beldam ... Young Woman in Bath
Billie Gibson ... Old Woman in Bath

Barry Dennen ... Bill Watson
David Baxt ... Forest Ranger #1
Manning Redwood ... Forest Ranger #2
Lisa Burns ... Grady Daughter
Louise Burns ... Grady Daughter
Robin Pappas ... Nurse
Alison Coleridge ... Secretary
Burnell Tucker ... Policeman
Jana Shelden ... Stewardess
Kate Phelps ... Receptionist
Norman Gay ... Injured Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Desbois ... Hotel Porter (uncredited)
Vivian Kubrick ... Smoking Guest on Ballroom Couch (uncredited)
Bertha Lynn ... TV Newscaster (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... Overlook Hotel Bellhop (uncredited)

Chris Parsons ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Glenn Rinker ... Himself / Television news anchor (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Kubrick 
 
Writing credits
Stephen King (novel)

Stanley Kubrick (screenplay) &
Diane Johnson (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Fryer .... associate producer: The Producer Circle Organization
Jan Harlan .... executive producer
Mary Lea Johnson .... associate producer: The Producer Circle Organization
Stanley Kubrick .... producer
Martin Richards .... associate producer: The Producer Circle Organization
 
Original Music by
Wendy Carlos 
Rachel Elkind 
 
Cinematography by
John Alcott (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Ray Lovejoy 
 
Casting by
James Liggat 
 
Production Design by
Roy Walker 
 
Art Direction by
Leslie Tomkins  (as Les Tomkins)
 
Costume Design by
Milena Canonero 
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Daly .... makeup artist
Leonard .... hair stylist
Tom Smith .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Douglas Twiddy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian W. Cook .... assistant director (as Brian Cook)
Terry Needham .... assistant director
Michael Stevenson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Barry Arnold .... property man
Michael Boone .... draughtsman
Karen Brookes .... property buyer
Tessa Davies .... set dresser
John Fenner .... draughtsman
Len Furey .... construction manager (as Len Fury)
Fred Gunning .... head carpenter
Peter Hancock .... property master
Michael Lamont .... draughtsman
Philip McDonald .... property man
Edward Rodrigo .... property buyer
Del Smith .... head painter
Peter Spencer .... property man
Thomas Tarry .... master plasterer (as Tom Tarry)
Bob Walker .... decor artist (as Robert Walker)
Barry Wilson .... drapes
Saul Bass .... poster designer (uncredited)
Norman Dorme .... additional art director (uncredited)
Vivian Kubrick .... art department (uncredited)
Miguel Sá Fernandes .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Charman .... boom operator
Richard Daniel .... sound recordist
Dino Di Campo .... sound editor
Jack T. Knight .... sound editor (as Jack Knight)
Ray Merrin .... dubbing mixer
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
Winston Ryder .... sound editor (as Wyn Ryder)
Ivan Sharrock .... sound recordist
Ken Weston .... boom operator
Robert Gravenor .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurice Arnold .... focus puller
Lou Bogue .... gaffer
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam operator
James Devis .... camera operator
Dan Grimmel .... video operator
Jim Kelly .... head rigger
Martin Kenzie .... assistant camera
Dennis Lewis .... grip
Douglas Milsome .... focus puller
Douglas Milsome .... photographer: second unit
Kelvin Pike .... camera operator
Peter Robinson .... assistant camera
Danny Shelmerdine .... assistant camera
Larry Smith .... gaffer
Ray Andrew .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Ted Churchill .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
John Fenner .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Paul Kenward .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Greg MacGillivray .... helicopter photographer (uncredited)
Jimmy Worley .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe supervisor
Ken Lawton .... wardrobe supervisor
Veronica McAuliffe .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Eddie Gordon .... color grader
Steve Pickard .... second assistant editor
Gill Smith .... assistant editor
Gordon Stainforth .... assistant editor
Adam Unger .... second assistant editor
George Akers .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Murray Close .... location researcher
Katharina Kubrick .... location researcher
Jan Schlubach .... location researcher
 
Music Department
Brian Rust .... music advisor: 20's music
John Wadley .... music advisor: 20's music
Jorge Calandrelli .... orchestrator (uncredited)
William Lava .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Margaret Adams .... secretary to producer
Marlene Butland .... production secretary
Emilio D'Alessandro .... production assistant
Andros Epaminondas .... assistant to producer
Jo Gregory .... production accountant
Tad Michel .... hotel consultant
Pat Pennelegion .... production secretary
June Randall .... continuity
Leon Vitali .... personal assistant to director
Paul Cadiou .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Anthony Frewin .... assistant: Stanley Kubrick (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
144 min (cut) | 119 min (cut) (European version) | 146 min (original version)
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Certification:
Argentina:18 (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Australia:MA15+ (re-rating) (1999) | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A (British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) (re-rating) (2007) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2007) | Chile:18 | Denmark:15 | Denmark:15 (DVD rating) | Denmark:16 (video rating) | Finland:K-16 (1992) | Finland:K-18 (1980) | France:12 | Germany:16 | Greece:K-17 | Hong Kong:III | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | India:A | Ireland:18 | Ireland:16 (theatrical re-release) (2012) | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Philippines:X | Portugal:M/16 | Russia:16+ | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:(Banned) (original rating) | South Korea:18 (DVD rating) (2004) (uncut) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2007) | UK:18 (video rating) (1986) | USA:R (Approved #25995) | West Germany:16
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Danny's Shining is more powerful than Dick's in the novel. Danny can get information about someone just by touching them (even though his predictions are sometimes wrong), but Dick believed everyone has a bit of Shining in them. Danny's Shining can increase and decrease in frequency, but he doesn't like reading people's most private thoughts. The Shining can be suppressed by an injection.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During Torrance's second visit to the Gold Room bar, the level of whiskey in the glass goes up between takes, though the bartender hasn't made a move to refill it.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Jack Torrance:Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dark Water (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Home (When Shadows Fall)See more »

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220 out of 295 people found the following review useful.
Amazing achievement in filmmaking and the art of terror., 24 July 2001
Author: FlickJunkie from Tennessee

Chilling, majestic piece of cinematic fright, this film combines all the great elements of an intellectual thriller, with the grand vision of a director who has the instinctual capacity to pace a moody horror flick within the realm of his filmmaking genius that includes an eye for the original shot, an ice-cold soundtrack and an overall sense of dehumanization. This movie cuts through all the typical horror movies like a red-poker through a human eye, as it allows the viewer to not only feel the violence and psychosis of its protagonist, but appreciate the seed from which the derangement stems. One of the scariest things for people to face is the unknown and this film presents its plotting with just that thought in mind. The setting is perfect, in a desolate winter hideaway. The quietness of the moment is a character in itself, as the fermenting aggressor in Jack Torrance's mind wallows in this idle time, and breeds the devil's new playground. I always felt like the presence of evil was dormant in all of our minds, with only the circumstances of the moment, and the reasons given therein, needed to wake its violent ass and pounce over its unsuspecting victims. This film is a perfect example of this very thought.

And it is within this film's subtle touches of the canvas, the clackity-clacks of the young boy's big wheel riding along the empty hallways of the hotel, the labyrinthian garden representing the mind's fine line between sane and insane, Kubrick's purposely transfixed editing inconsistencies, continuity errors and set mis-arrangements, that we discover a world guided by the righteous and tangible, but coaxed away by the powerful and unknown. I have never read the book upon which the film is based, but without that as a comparison point, I am proud to say that this is one of the most terrifying films that I have ever seen. I thought that the runtime of the film could've been cut by a little bit, but then again, I am not one of the most acclaimed directors in the history of film, so maybe I should keep my two-cent criticisms over a superb film, to myself. All in all, this movie captures your attention with its grand form and vision, ropes you in with some terror and eccentric direction, and ties you down and stabs you in the heart with its cold-eyed view of the man's mind gone overboard, creepy atmosphere and the loss of humanity.

Rating: 9/10

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