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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, terrorizing his young son and wife Shelley Duvall ("Roxanne").
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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Release Date:
23 May 1980 (USA) See more »
Iconic terror from the No 1 bestselling writer. See more »
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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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)
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
Ivan Sharrock .... sound recordist
Ken Weston .... boom operator
Rodney Glenn .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Gravenor .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Winston Ryder .... sound editor (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt .... foley mixer (uncredited)
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)
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
Murray Close .... location researcher
Emilio D'Alessandro .... production assistant
Andros Epaminondas .... assistant to producer
Jo Gregory .... production accountant
Katharina Kubrick .... location researcher
Tad Michel .... hotel consultant
Pat Pennelegion .... production secretary
June Randall .... continuity
Jan Schlubach .... location researcher
Leon Vitali .... personal assistant to director
Paul Cadiou .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Anthony Frewin .... assistant: Stanley Kubrick (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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144 min (cut) | 119 min (cut) (European version) | 146 min (original version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:M | Australia:MA (DVD rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:18+ (Québec) | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) (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 | Iceland:16 | India:A | Ireland:18 | Ireland:16 | Ireland:15 (re-rating) (2007) | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Philippines:X | Portugal:M/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

Did You Know?

The scene where Wendy is running and sees a room where a man in a bear costume is having sex with the former hotel manager was never explained in the movie, leaving the audience very confused as to why it was there. In the book, during a year at the hotel the manager had a secret homosexual affair with a party guest dressed in a dog costume, which is the closest explanation.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Wendy and Danny are watching television, there is no power or antenna/cable cords connected to the set.See more »
[first lines]
Jack Torrance:Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
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How does the movie end?
Were the ghosts real or did Jack imagine them?
Who are the two girls Danny sees several times?
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93 out of 128 people found the following review useful.
timeless terror, 9 April 2007
Author: yancyscott1 from United States

Even though The Shining is over a quarter of a century old, I challenge anyone to not get freaked out by Jack Nicholson's descent into madness. This is a rare example of something so unique that no one has been able to rip it off; instead it has been referenced time and again in pop culture. The twins, the elevator of blood, RedRum, the crazy nonsense "writing"... this should be seen, if for nothing else, to understand all the allusions to it in daily life. The film is simultaneously scary, suspenseful, beautiful, and psychologically intriguing. It has the classic mystery of Hitchcock and the terror of a modern thriller. And it has what horror movies usually lack: a great script.

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