The Shining (1980) Poster


Scatman Crothers: Hallorann



  • Dick Hallorann : Some places are like people: some shine and some don't.

  • Dick Hallorann : We've got canned fruits and vegetables, canned fish and meats, hot and cold syrups, Post Toasties, Corn Flakes, Sugar Puffs, Rice Krispies, Oatmeal... and Cream of Wheat. You got...

    [then, telepathically to Danny] 

    Dick Hallorann : How'd you like some ice cream, Doc?

    Dick Hallorann : ...a dozen jugs of black molasses, we got sixty boxes of dried milk, thirty twelve-pound bags of sugar... Now we got dried peaches, dried apricots, dried raisins and dried prunes. You know Mrs. Torrance, you got to keep regular, if you want to be happy!

  • Wendy Torrance : Mr Hallorann. How did you know we call Danny Doc?

    Dick Hallorann : Excuse me?

    Wendy Torrance : Doc. You just called Danny Doc twice now. We call him that sometimes like in the Bugs Bunny cartoons.

    Dick Hallorann : You must have called him that.

    Wendy Torrance : Maybe, but I don't remember calling him that since I came here.

    Dick Hallorann : Well he looks like a Doc to me.

    [to Danny, in a Bugs Bunny voice] 

    Dick Hallorann : Eh... What's up Doc?

  • Dick Hallorann : Larry, just between you and me, we got a very serious problem with the people taking care of the place. They turned out to be completely unreliable assholes.

  • Dick Hallorann : Mrs. Torrance, your husband introduced you as Winifred. Now, are you a Winnie or a Freddy?

    Wendy Torrance : I'm a Wendy.

    Dick Hallorann : Oh. That's nice. That's the prettiest.

  • Danny Torrance : [reading Halloran's thoughts]  Mr. Hallorann, are you scared of this place?

    Dick Hallorann : No. There ain't nothing here. It's just that... you know some places are like people. Some shine and some don't. It's just that the Overlook Hotel has something like "shining".

    Danny Torrance : Is there something bad here?

    Dick Hallorann : [after a long pause]  Well... you know Doc, when something happens it can leave a trace of itself behind. Say like... it's when someone burns toast. When some things happen, it can leave other traces behind. Not things anyone can notice, but things that only people with shine can see. Just like they can see things that haven't happened yet, sometimes they can see things that happened a long time ago. I think a lot of things happened in this particular hotel over the years... and not all of them was good.

    Danny Torrance : What about Room 237.

    Dick Hallorann : Room 237?

    Danny Torrance : You're scared of Room 237, ain't you?

    Dick Hallorann : [after a short pause]  Uh... no I ain't.

    Danny Torrance : Mr. Hallorann, what is in Room 237?

    Dick Hallorann : [firm tone]  Nothing! There ain't nothing in Room 237. But you ain't got no business going in there anyway. So, stay out of Room 237. You understand? Stay out!

  • Dick Hallorann : Do you know how I knew your name was 'Doc'? You know what I'm talking about, don't you? I can remember when I was a little boy your age... my grandmother and I could hold entire conversations without ever opening our mouths. She called it "shining". And for a long time I thought it was only the two of us who had the shine... just like you who thought you was the only one. But there are other folks who don't know it or don't believe it. How long have you been able to do it?

    [Danny does not reply] 

    Dick Hallorann : Why don't you want to talk about it?

    Danny Torrance : I'm not supposed to.

    Dick Hallorann : Who says you ain't supposed to?

    Danny Torrance : Tony.

    Dick Hallorann : Who's Tony?

    Danny Torrance : Tony's a little boy who lives in my mouth.

    Dick Hallorann : Does Tony tell you things?

    Danny Torrance : Yes.

    Dick Hallorann : How does he tell you things?

    Danny Torrance : It's like when I go to sleep, he shows me things. But when I wake up, I can't remember everything.

    Dick Hallorann : Does your mom and dad know about Tony?

    Danny Torrance : Yes.

    Dick Hallorann : Do they know that Tony tells you things?

    Danny Torrance : Tony told me never to tell them.

    Dick Hallorann : Has Tony ever told you anything about this place? About the Overlook Hotel?

    Danny Torrance : I don't know. I don't remember.

    Dick Hallorann : Now think hard, Doc. Think real hard and try to remember.

  • Dick Hallorann : What flavor ice cream do you want?

    Danny Torrance : Chocolate.

    Dick Hallorann : Then chocolate it shall be.

  • Dick Hallorann : [Dick has returned to the hotel after Danny has sent him a psychic SOS]  Hello? Anybody here?

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