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"The Shining" (1997) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1997-

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The Shining: :  -- 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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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
27 April 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
110 empty hotel rooms - filled with horror! See more »
Plot:
A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A decent into madness? No, just a waste of 6 hours. See more (265 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 35)

Steven Weber ... John Torrance (3 episodes, 1997)

Rebecca De Mornay ... Winifred Torrance (3 episodes, 1997)

Courtland Mead ... Daniel Anthony Torrance (3 episodes, 1997)

Wil Horneff ... Tony (3 episodes, 1997)
Cynthia Garris ... 217 Woman (3 episodes, 1997)

Mickey Giacomazzi ... 2nd Waiter (3 episodes, 1997)

Melvin Van Peebles ... Richard Hallorann (2 episodes, 1997)
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Series Directed by
Mick Garris (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Writing credits
Stephen King (3 episodes, 1997)

Series Produced by
Mark Carliner .... producer (3 episodes, 1997)
Elliot Friedgen .... supervising producer (3 episodes, 1997)
Laura Gibson .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1997)
Stephen King .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Original Music by
Nicholas Pike (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Cinematography by
Shelly Johnson (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Film Editing by
Patrick McMahon (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Casting by
Lynn Kressel (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Production Design by
Craig Stearns (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Art Direction by
Randy Moore (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Costume Design by
Warden Neil (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Makeup Department
Joe Colwell .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1997)
Bill Corso .... makeup supervisor (3 episodes, 1997)
Joel Harlow .... prosthetics makeup artist (3 episodes, 1997)
Rob Hinderstein .... special makeup effects artist (3 episodes, 1997)
Steve Johnson .... prosthetics makeup artist (3 episodes, 1997)
Tim Jones .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1997)
Barry R. Koper .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1997)
Tracey Levy .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1997)
Ve Neill .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1997)
Douglas Noe .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1997)
Ashlee Petersen .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1997)
Jill Rockow .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1997)
Lisa Marie Rosenberg .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1997)
Barbara Wilder .... additional hair stylist (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Production Management
Robert Birnbaum .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1997)
Robert Del Valle .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen King .... third unit director (3 episodes, 1997)
Peter Merwin .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1997)
Lincoln Myers .... dga trainee (3 episodes, 1997)
David Sosna .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1997)
Denise Strong .... second second assistant director (3 episodes, 1997)
Jerram A. Swartz .... first assistant director: second unit (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Art Department
Gregory P. Alcus .... on-set dresser (3 episodes, 1997)
Peter Croyle .... propmaker gangboss (3 episodes, 1997)
Matthew D. Egan .... propmaker gangboss (3 episodes, 1997)
Steven Hintz .... carpenter (3 episodes, 1997)
Robert E. Knight .... scenic supervisor (3 episodes, 1997)
Garry Moore .... on set dresser/props / on-set dresser/props: second unit (3 episodes, 1997)
Tim Perovich .... property master (3 episodes, 1997)
Lars Petersen .... construction coordinator (3 episodes, 1997)
Robert Lee Robinson .... lead man (3 episodes, 1997)
Victoria Stasica .... set dressing (3 episodes, 1997)
Steven C. Voll .... general foreman (3 episodes, 1997)
Craig Zumbroegel .... propmaker (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Sound Department
David Barbee .... assistant sound editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Peter Bergren .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Thomas DeGorter .... supervising sound editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Don Digirolamo .... re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 1997)
Joe Earle .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Andrew Ellerd .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Ron Evans .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Ginger Geary .... foley artist (3 episodes, 1997)
James Hebenstreit .... adr editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Barbara Issak .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Kenneth L. Johnson .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Bradley C. Katona .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Linda Keim .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Gary Lewis .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Paul Longstaffe .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (3 episodes, 1997)
Brian Thomas Nist .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Eric A. Norris .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 1997)
Michael Primmer .... boom operator (3 episodes, 1997)
Richard Schexnayder .... production sound mixer (3 episodes, 1997)
George E. Simpson Jr. .... cableperson (3 episodes, 1997)
Larry Stensvold .... re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 1997)
Bruce Tanis .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jeffrey Cupernell .... model maker (3 episodes, 1997)
Patrick M. Gerrety .... creature effects (3 episodes, 1997)
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 1997)
Edward T. Reiff Jr. .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 1997)
Lou Carlucci .... special effects (2 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Visual Effects by
James Bancroft .... digital artist: VIFX (3 episodes, 1997)
Rick Cortes .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 1997)
Brian C. Davis .... 3D digital artist: VIFX (3 episodes, 1997)
Tim Drnec .... motion control operator (3 episodes, 1997)
Gian Ganziano .... visual effects (3 episodes, 1997)
Dan Kaufman .... digital effects supervisor (3 episodes, 1997)
Mark Leo Perry .... 3D technical director (3 episodes, 1997)
Carlyle O. Livingston II .... miniature effects crew chief: VIFX (3 episodes, 1997)
Rob Menapace .... motion control operator (3 episodes, 1997)
Michelle Murdocca .... executive producer of digital imaging (3 episodes, 1997)
David Robert .... lead modeler (3 episodes, 1997)
Chris Ryan .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 1997)
Boyd Shermis .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 1997)
Brad Spencer .... film scanning: VIFX (3 episodes, 1997)
Paul Taglianetti .... production coordinator: VIFX (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1997)
Laura Dash .... stunt double (3 episodes, 1997)
Peter West .... stunt driver (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert J. Babin .... first company grip (3 episodes, 1997)
Danny Brazen .... grip (3 episodes, 1997)
Michael C. Butler .... crane operator (3 episodes, 1997)
Don Devine .... director of photography: second unit (3 episodes, 1997)
David Eubank .... first assistant camera: second unit (3 episodes, 1997)
Terry Hall .... chief lighting technician (3 episodes, 1997)
Kent Harvey .... camera loader / second assistant camera: "b" camera (3 episodes, 1997)
Stephen King .... still photographer (3 episodes, 1997)
Rick Senteno .... assistant chief lighting (3 episodes, 1997)
John Stewart .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 1997)
Stefan Tarzan .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Casting Department
Nina Axelrod .... location casting (3 episodes, 1997)
Eileen Barker .... extras casting associate (3 episodes, 1997)
Brian McCulley .... location casting assistant (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Butts Martin .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1997)
Michelle M. Pershing .... key costumer (3 episodes, 1997)
Randall Thropp .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Editorial Department
Carrigan Compton .... post-production assistant (3 episodes, 1997)
Skip Kimball .... telecine colorist (3 episodes, 1997)
Chad Mochrie .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Music Department
Michael Jay .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Stan Jones .... music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Richard Belyeu .... transportation coordinator (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Other crew
Sherry Erickson .... location manager (3 episodes, 1997)
Christian Feldhaus .... first assistant accountant (3 episodes, 1997)
Michael Hubert .... assistant production coordinator (3 episodes, 1997)
Dawn Jeffory .... acting coach: Courtland Mead (3 episodes, 1997)
Anne Johns .... assistant production coordinator (3 episodes, 1997)
Larry K. Johnson .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1997)
Reg Krueger .... key craft service (3 episodes, 1997)
Kathleen Long .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1997)
Yuell Newsome .... stock librarian (3 episodes, 1997)
Thomas J. O'Connor .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1997)
Tony Smusz .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1997)
Travis Taylor .... intern (3 episodes, 1997)
Yvonne Yaconelli .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1997)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stephen King's The Shining" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
90 min (3 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Author Stephen King plays the band conductor Gage Creed. Gage Creed is also the name of the 2 year old in Pet Sematary (1989).See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Jack goes to the shed to look at the Snow-machine, just after he picks up the note, you can see the arm of a winter jacket of a crew member on the right part of the screen. You can also see the boot of the crew member at the bottom of the screen.See more »
Quotes:
Jack Torrance:Women, can't live with them, can't kill them.
Delbert Grady:Can't you sir?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
I Can't Get StartedSee more »

FAQ

Is this a remake of the Stanley Kubrick movie "The Shining"?
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78 out of 131 people found the following review useful.
A decent into madness? No, just a waste of 6 hours., 23 July 2002
Author: otis von zipper from San Francisco

Claiming the TV mini-series of The Shining is better than the 1980 Kubrick film because it's more like the book is like saying the 1976 version of King Kong is better than the 1933 film because the special effects are better. Yes, the mini-series is more like the book, but that doesn't mean it is good.

I loved the book, and was surprised at some of the changes in the 1980 film. But I still loved the movie. Movies are a visual medium , so not every concept from a book will work. Best example is the topiary hedge scene. In King's book, the idea of attacking hedge animals was frightening. Kubrick didn't use the idea and inserted a hedge maze. The hedge animals show up in the mini-series and the scene is laughable. Visually, hedges aren't scary. I'm guessing Kubrick understood this.

Worst of all, the mini-series tries too hard to be a drama. The Shining is a scary story, why not concentrate on that fact? So much time is spent on exposition and character background, that the result is just frustration waiting for something to occur. Basically, the problem is pacing. Usually, people complain that Kubrick's film are long and drawn out, but his Shining is a crack of the whip compared to this adaptation. While the acting and look of the film is decent, I'd have to say that King's adaptation fails mostly because of the fact that it is just like the book. Books work cause they're in your head. Movies show you those images. Kubrick's version worked because he concentrated on the aspects of the story that worked best visually. That scene where Jack is in the empty bar which suddenly is fully stocked with an eager bartender is great stuff, and those moments tell us all we need to know about Jack's drinking problem and the effect the Overlook was having on him.

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