7.7/10
19,936
415 user 216 critic

Doctor Sleep (2019)

Trailer
2:25 | Trailer

In Theaters Now

Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.

Director:

Mike Flanagan

Writers:

Stephen King (based on the novel by), Mike Flanagan (screenplay)

By The Numbers: 'The Shining'

Have you ever wondered which scene in The Shining took the most takes to film? We dove into the classic thriller's crazy stats, and more, in this edition of By The Numbers.

Learn more about 'The Shining'

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Shining (1980)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.

Director: Tim Miller
Stars: Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Director: Ruben Fleischer
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone
The Lighthouse I (2019)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Director: Robert Eggers
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman
Midway (2019)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director: Taika Waititi
Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

Director: Andy Muschietti
Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.

Director: Edward Norton
Stars: Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin
Knives Out (2019)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson
Stars: Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis
Countdown III (2019)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

Director: Justin Dec
Stars: Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Eliana Bateman
The Irishman (2019)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Jesse Plemons
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Director: Craig Brewer
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Dan Torrance
Rebecca Ferguson ... Rose The Hat
Kyliegh Curran ... Abra Stone
Cliff Curtis ... Billy Freeman
Zahn McClarnon ... Crow Daddy
Emily Alyn Lind ... Snakebite Andi
Selena Anduze ... Apron Annie
Robert Longstreet ... Barry the Chunk
Carel Struycken ... Grampa Flick
Catherine Parker ... Silent Sarey
James Flanagan James Flanagan ... Diesel Doug
Met Clark ... Short Eddie
Zackary Momoh ... David Stone
Jocelin Donahue ... Lucy Stone
Dakota Hickman ... Young Abra
Edit

Storyline

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless-mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep." Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul... Written by Stephen King

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The next chapter in The Shining story. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug use. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Sleep See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,114,124, 10 November 2019

Gross USA:

$15,738,207

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,238,207
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Dan Torrance interviews with Dr. John, the room is identical to Stuart Ullman's office in The Shining (1980) where Jack Torrance interviewed for the role of caretaker of the Overlook right down to paint color and the little American flag on the right side of Dr. John/Mr. Ullman's desk. See more »

Goofs

When Dan returns to the room his family stayed in at the Overlook, he sees the bathroom door Jack hacked open with the axe and puts his face in the axed open panel, recreating the iconic "Here's Johnny" shot. However, in The Shining, Jack was shown to have hacked both upper panels open to try and get to Wendy, not just the one. See more »

Quotes

Danny Torrance: [From trailer] Just talk to the kid.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The film uses the old Warner Brothers logo, as seen in 'The Shining' (1980). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Scanners (2019) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
One of the better film adaptations of a King novel
12 November 2019 | by daemon-21664See all my reviews

This is easily one of the better film adaptations of a Stephen King novel, and also one of the better films I've seen this year. Yet again, professional film critics have proven they mostly have no idea about the cinema of the fantastic (fantasy, SF, and horror). If you're a fan of the genre, you'll love this film - ignore the critics.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 415 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed