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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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Release Date:
27 April 1997 (USA) See more »
110 empty hotel rooms - filled with horror! See more »
A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. Full summary »
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 36)

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

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

Wil Horneff ... Tony (3 episodes, 1997)

Courtland Mead ... Daniel Anthony Torrance (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)
John Durbin ... Horace Derwent / ... (2 episodes, 1997)

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)
Alexandra 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)
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 Location Management
Sherry Erickson .... location manager (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
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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90 min (3 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

In the original novel, Wendy Torrance is a blonde. Here, she is played by the blonde Rebecca De Mornay as opposed to the dark-haired Shelley Duvall in the 1980 film.See more »
Boom mic visible: Reflected on the hood of the red car beside Jack's while he's standing the alone after hitting George HatfieldSee more »
Danny Torrance:Are you going to hurt me daddy? Like before.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in The Chickening (2015)See more »
I Can't Get StartedSee more »


Is this a remake of the Stanley Kubrick film "The Shining"?
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119 out of 211 people found the following review useful.
Incomparable, 20 January 2002
Author: dans_junk10 from Maidstone, Kent, UK

Most criticisms from people on here about Stanley Kubrick's original film seem to lie with the fact that he deviates from the book. I'm reading the book at the moment and whilst I'm enjoying it, there's a lot of potential American-style schmaltz. Secondly the book is too long and condensing it was really the only option to make it into a mainstream film.

What annoys me more though is people insist the mini-series is better as it's "like the book" - to me this shows absolutely no imagination. If you've read the book you'll know exactly what happens and it really is directing by numbers. All events in the series take place, chronologically as they do in the book. All the director had to do was shoot everything and throw it all together, without any question of how to approach a scene as he obviously just lifted all the ideas straight out of the book.

The idea about a man on the brink of insanity is really the core of the Shining, both in the book and the 1980 film. The whole question of whether supernatural forces are at work is somewhat questionable in the film, but in the mini-series the viewer is given no choice, as the supernatural is signposted at every opportunity. In the movie just one look from Jack Nicholson can send chills down the spine - the mini-series insists on make-up and CGI to say "look, scary movie".

Whether you dislike the 1980 shining because it deviated from the book is largely irrelevant. The fact remains, this mini-series is very badly produced. Steven Weber is far too nicey, nicey to be at all convincing as the film's villain. DeMornay is fine but can't convery Shelley Duval's sense of desperation. Melvin Van Peebles is also okay as Hallorann but cannot hope to achieve what is a beautiful and wistful performance from Scatman Crothers. However what really spoils the film for me is Courtland Meade's performance as Danny. I felt absolutely no sympathy for him and actually found myself rooting for Jack to get hold of him in the end. The kid sound like he has a permananent cold and for some reason seems unable to close his mouth. I lost count the amount of times Danny went off into a trance and his parents asked "Danny are you okay" - wake up lady, staring into the distance with a despaired look on his face is ALL Danny does! I also thought some of Danny's dialogue in the book sounded too advanced for a five year old and hearing it uttered aloud on screen reveals it's true ridiculousness. Danny Lloyd's performance in the movie was beautiful - a kid who clearly wasn't stupid but was fairly confused as to what was going on around him. What a shame we never saw this fine actor again.

Add to the inferior casting are a number of poor production values. The hotel, rather than the imposing, dark Timberline lodge used for the movie, is a rather jaunty looking place which is all too quaint. In the movie, just the sight of the hotel is scary - in the series, the reaction is more of an "oh is that it". Another truly awful thing is the use of moving objects whenever characters leave a room. Oh look the Torrances aren't in the room anymore, lets make the door close by itself, swing swing by itself etc..... Lastly the score is terrible - all jaunty one minute when it is totally inappropriate and should be dark and brooding and at other times clearly trying to copy the original to dreadful effect.

Fair enough, dislike Stanley Kubrick's original for it being too different from the book. I personally prefer the film and it's themes myself. However, don't for once think this is a good mini-series just because "it's like the book". Any old director can take a book and translate it directly to screen. It takes someone like Kubrick to take a source material and develop into something completely his own.

Finally my perception is many people preferred the mini-series as there was little need to think as everything was so clearly spelled out. In Kubrick's film a lot was left open to the viewer to interpret themselves, which in my opinion makes it a much more personal movie. However looking at another comment on here that said "Kubrick's was okay but it wasn't scary - the mini-series had things jumping out at you and stuff" I am beginning to realise that the age of dumbing down is upon us.

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