The Shining (1980) Poster


Philip Stone: Grady



  • Delbert Grady : Did you know, Mr. Torrance, that your son is attempting to bring an outside party into this situation? Did you know that?

    Jack Torrance : No.

    Delbert Grady : He is, Mr. Torrance.

    Jack Torrance : Who?

    Delbert Grady : A nigger.

    Jack Torrance : A nigger?

    Delbert Grady : A nigger cook.

    Jack Torrance : How?

    Delbert Grady : Your son has a very great talent. I don't think you are aware how great it is. That he is attempting to use that very talent against your will.

    Jack Torrance : He is a very willful boy.

    Delbert Grady : Indeed he is, Mr. Torrance. A very willful boy. A rather naughty boy, if I may be so bold, sir.

    Jack Torrance : It's his mother. She, uh, interferes.

    Delbert Grady : Perhaps they need a good talking to, if you don't mind my saying so. Perhaps a bit more. My girls, sir, they didn't care for the Overlook at first. One of them actually stole a pack of matches, and tried to burn it down. But I "corrected" them sir. And when my wife tried to prevent me from doing my duty, I "corrected" her.

  • Jack Torrance : Mr. Grady, you were the caretaker here.

    [there is another short pause as Grady's facial expression slowly dissolves from casual to darkly malevolent] 

    Delbert Grady : I'm sorry to differ with you sir, but you are the caretaker. You've always been the caretaker. I should know sir. I've always been here.

  • Jack Torrance : Mr. Grady, you were the caretaker here. I recognize ya. I saw your picture in the newspapers. You, uh, chopped your wife and daughters up into little bits. And then you blew your brains out.

    Delbert Grady : [after a short pause]  That's strange, sir. I don't have any recollection of that at all.

  • Delbert Grady : [referring to Jack murdering his wife and son]  Mr. Torrance, I see you can hardly have taken care of the business we discussed.

    Jack Torrance : No need to rub it in, Mr. Grady.

  • Delbert Grady : [to Jack, who's locked in the pantry]  Your wife appears to be stronger than we imagined, Mr. Torrance. Somewhat more... resourceful. She seems to have got the better of you.

    Jack Torrance : For the moment, Mr. Grady. Only for the moment.

  • [about Wendy] 

    Delbert Grady : [voice-over]  I feel you will have to deal with this matter in the harshest possible way, Mr. Torrance.

    Jack Torrance : There's nothing I look forward to with greater pleasure, Mr. Grady.

  • Delbert Grady : Your son has quite an extradordinary talent. I don't think you realise how extraordinary it is.

  • Delbert Grady : I and others have come to a belief, that your heart is not in this. That you don't have the belly for it.

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