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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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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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Jack's fight with alcoholism was inspired by Stephen King's own struggle with it when he wrote the book. See more »

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While Jack is comforting Wendy in bed, we are looking over his shoulder and his right hand is on her right shoulder. The camera angle changes to Wendy's side of the bed and we see Jack's hand now on Wendy's left shoulder. The camera angle switches back and Jack's hand is on her right shoulder, and the angle changes again to Wendy's side of the bed - now Jack's right hand is on Wendy's waist. See more »

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Danny Torrance: Just like pictures in a book...
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so bad it's impossible to "spoil" with "spoilers"
27 January 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Stephen King is one my favorite writers, one of the most celebrated and successful writers of our time, and "The Shining" was a great novel which I immediately bought and read when it came out in '77. Stanley Kubrick was a film maker, one of the most celebrated and successful film-makers of our times, for good reason. His films were brilliant, many are regarded as some of the greatest masterpieces in film history.

Stephen King is not brain surgeon, or a rocket scientist, or a film-maker, or an actor. Apparently he did this "re-make" out his dissatisfaction with the original "The Shining" made by Kubrick, because it was not true to the novel. Apparently his bruised ego is as massive as his swelled head. And King has about as much talent for film-making as he does for acting - which is to say: None.

At 4 hours long this "mini-series" is about 4 and 1/2 hours too long. It is so bad they might as well have filmed it on a toilet paper roll rather than wasting any actual film. Stanley Kubrick knew what worked on film. Stephen King does not. Goofy CGI hedge animals are not scary. A maze IS scary because in winter you could get lost in it.

I'm a long time fan, but King should stick to writing and leave the film making for people who actually know what they are doing. 0/10 only because negative numbers are not allowed.


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