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The Shining (1980)

R | | Drama, Horror | 13 June 1980 (USA)
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

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Storyline

Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While Jack slowly gets more violent and angry of his life, his son, Danny, tries to use a special talent, the "Shining", to inform the people outside about whatever that is going on in the hotel. Written by J. S. Golden

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Drama | Horror

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$622,337, 26 May 1980, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,017,374, 31 December 1980
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(cut) | (cut) (European) | (original) | (US dvd release: B002VWNIDG)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of release, it was the policy of the MPAA to not allow the portrayal of blood in trailers that would be approved for all audiences. Bizarrely, the trailer consists entirely of the shot of blood pouring out of the elevator. Stanley Kubrick had convinced the board the blood flooding out of the elevator was actually rusty water. See more »

Goofs

A caption reads "THURSDAY" and then shortly afterwards we see Wendy and Danny watching The Road Runner Show with its distinctive theme song. In the late 1970s that show played only on Saturday mornings. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Torrance: Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
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Crazy Credits

The movie's opening titles are also the only instance in any Kubrick film where scrolling credits, rather than title cards, are used. See more »


Soundtracks

Music for strings, percussion and Celesta (Movement III)
Music by Béla Bartók
Conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Recorded by Deutsche Grammphon
Performed by Berliner Philharmoniker (uncredited)
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One of the Scariest Movies Of All Time!!!
16 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is the classic horror! Stanley Kubrick's Finest! The scariest of the "Kubrick Stares" has to be Jack Nicholson looking through the door in the classic horror scene. The camera, music, acting, and scares are top notch! I highly recommend this movie to: Horror fans, Kubrick fans, psychological thriller fans, and even Nicholson fans. You will love this movie to death! Four out of four stars. A definative classic! SEE IT!


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