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Shining, The(1980)

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Frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel...

Cast & Crew

Jack Nicholson Jack Torrance
Shelley Duvall Wendy Torrance
Danny Lloyd Danny Torrance
Scatman Crothers Dick Halloran
Barry Nelson Stewart Ullman
Philip Stone Delbert Grady
Tony Burton Larry Durkin
Lia Beldam Young Woman In Bath
Billie Gibson Old Woman In Bath
Barry Dennen Bill Watson
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MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1980 Production Date: 
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Sound:  Production Co:  .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Macgillivray Freeman Films .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Arri Group .....Production Company, Warner Bros. Pictures .....Studio, Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Columbia-Emi-Warner .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United Kingdom (GB)
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  • My Take On The Film's Meaning

    DON RILEY 2016-10-24

    Without reading a review on this. I believe this film is about good and evil. Evil in this hotel is kept alive by a vessel (Jack Torrance). He succumbs to... MORE>

  • I Also Saw This in the Fathom Event Big Screen

    DON RILEY 2016-10-24

    Jack Torrance presents the perfect vessel for Evil. He is entirely possessed by the films end. The only problem is that Evil forgot to check his family. ... MORE>

  • Saw it on the Big Screen Thank You TCM

    Maria Ramos 2016-10-23

    Wow! A true classic. The opening scene was scary. The musical score was incredible, a sound you cannot get on TV. Today I saw it in a theater thanks to... MORE>