A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.
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 Winifred Torrance (3 episodes, 1997)
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 John Torrance (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Tony (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Daniel Anthony Torrance (3 episodes, 1997)
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 217 Woman (3 episodes, 1997)
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 2nd Waiter (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Richard Hallorann (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Horace Derwent / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
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Television adaptation of Stephen King novel that follows a recovering alcoholic professor. He ends up taking a job as a winter caretaker for a remote Colorado hotel which he seeks as an opportunity to finish a piece of work. With his wife and son with him, the caretaker settles in, only to see visions of the hotel's long deceased employees and guests. With evil intentions, they manipulate him into his dark side which takes a toll on he and his family. Written by MonkeyKingMA

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27 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's The Shining  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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The Stanley Hotel is not only where the mini series was filmed but is also the hotel that originally inspired Stephen King to write the novel, having stayed a night there just as the hotel was closing for the season and was nearly empty of guests and employees (detailed at 0:09:40 in the episode 1 DVD commentary). He stayed in Room 217, which had long been said to be haunted. (The actual hotel room is on a corner, not in the middle of the hallway as it appears in the film.) See more »

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Reflected in Hallorann's car when he's talking with Danny in Part I. See more »

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Jack Torrance: [to Delbert Grady] My wife, Wendy, personifies the "Three B's": Blonde, Beautiful, and full of Bull!
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Heartbreak Hotel
Written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden, Elvis Presley
Performed by Steven Weber
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A solid mini-series with its ups and downs
23 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this mini-series I thought it, despite being more faithful than Kubrick's film, was pointless and nowhere near as atmospheric. Watching it again, I think I was being unfair. I do consider Kubrick's film the superior and more atmospheric film overall(I shall never forget the Here Comes Johnny and Woman in the Bathtub scenes), but aside from being much more faithful to the book, which is excellent by the way but as far as King's works go I prefer It and The Stand, there are improvements made here. Jack's transformation is much more subtle, and his and Wendy's relationship is explored much further here. Rebecca DeMornay also is a far better female lead in my opinion, and Steven Weber brings a more human touch while being quite frightening too. The mini-series does look good, the photography and production values are fine, the sound and music are atmospheric, the story is compelling and the dialogue is mostly good. My complaints however are the overlong length, some of the CGI effects which were sometimes unnecessary and the pace is occasionally a little dull. Overall, it is a solid mini-series and much better the second time of viewing. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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