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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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Stephen King said he wrote The Shining and Doctor Sleep because he wanted to tell a kickass story and follow the adventures of Danny Torrance. See more »

Goofs

When we see the girl climb into the bathtub in room 217, the mat on the floor by the tub disappears after she cuts her wrists. The blood then drips directly on the floor. See more »

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Lady in Room: [Danny] With a little boy here. And a little boy there. Here a boy, there a boy, everywhere a boy, boy. Hello, Danny. I've been waiting for you. We've all been waiting for you.
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I Can't Get Started
Music by Vernon Duke
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Some pretty bad acting here...
23 May 2004 | by (staten island, ny) – See all my reviews

I liked the fact that the film was more faithful to the book - one of my all-time favorite books, incidentally.

However, that's about the only thing that was better. This version was long, boring and the acting was absolutely horrid. I've never seen a movie where EVERYONE overacted. Elliot Gould as Stuart Ullman was terrifying- Gould tried way too hard, and his performance was wooden.

In fact, it seemed as if all the actors were reading from cue cards the entire time. If someone without any cinematic skills like me can notice this, couldn't the people involved with the film have noticed too? There's no way they wanted people to act like this.

OH well. I didn't think anything could make me think the original Shining was a great movie once I read the book, but I have to say, I'll take the "unfaithful" version anytime.


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