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The Shining 

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | TV Mini-Series (1997)
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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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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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
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Storyline

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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Iconic terror from the No 1 bestselling writer. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Shining See more »

Filming Locations:

Arvada, Colorado, USA See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Doctor Sleep, Stephen King writes about a paranormal group called The True Knot (psychic vampires) that live off the steam (emotions) produced by people during 9/11. One of them has a premonition of 9/11. The True Knot can still sense the impressions and emotions of the people who died at the Overlook when examining the foundations. The True Knot can use Danny's memories of the Overlook against him. Jack appears to Danny after The True Knot are defeated like at the end of the series. See more »

Goofs

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

[Addressing the Overlook Hotel]
Dick Hallorann: Hello, you old bitch. You're just as ugly in wintertime as you are in summertime.
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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Written by Don Raye and Hugh Prince
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Some pretty bad acting here...
23 May 2004 | by broomulackSee all my reviews

I liked the fact that the film was more faithful to the book - one of my all-time favorite books, incidentally.

However, that's about the only thing that was better. This version was long, boring and the acting was absolutely horrid. I've never seen a movie where EVERYONE overacted. Elliot Gould as Stuart Ullman was terrifying- Gould tried way too hard, and his performance was wooden.

In fact, it seemed as if all the actors were reading from cue cards the entire time. If someone without any cinematic skills like me can notice this, couldn't the people involved with the film have noticed too? There's no way they wanted people to act like this.

OH well. I didn't think anything could make me think the original Shining was a great movie once I read the book, but I have to say, I'll take the "unfaithful" version anytime.


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