Years following the events of The Shining (1980), 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:

Mike Flanagan (screenplay by), Stephen King (based upon the novel by)
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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
Katie Parker ... Silent Sarey (as Catherine Parker)
James Flanagan James Flanagan ... Diesel Doug
Met Clark ... Short Eddie
Zackary Momoh ... David Stone
Jocelin Donahue ... Lucy Stone
Dakota Hickman Dakota Hickman ... Young Abra
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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

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The World will Shine Again. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The Director's Cut is divided into the following six chapters to give it a literary structure: 1. "Old Ghosts" 2. "Empty Devils" 3. "Little Spy" 4. "Turn, World" 5. "Parlor Tricks" 6. "What Was Forgotten" See more »

Goofs

Around 02:48:12 (Director's cut version), Abra is putting her hand on Dan's wrist. On the next shot, her hand is on Dan's hand. And so on... See more »

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Horace Derwent: Great party, isn't it?
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Crazy Credits

The retro "\\'" logo, as seen on The Shining (1980), is shown at the beginning with the WarnerMedia byline. See more »

Alternate Versions

A Cut version of this movie telecasted in HBO in India.In this cut strong moment of violence ,horror scenes were cut and profane words were muted. See more »


Soundtracks

As Time Goes By
Written by Herman Hupfeld
Performed by Dooley Wilson
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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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.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Sleep See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,114,124, 10 November 2019

Gross USA:

$31,581,712

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,381,712
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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