R | | Drama, Horror
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.
During the scene where Wendy brings Jack breakfast in bed, it can be seen in the reflection of the mirror that Jack's t-shirt says "Stovington" on it. While not mentioned in the film, this is the name of the school that Jack used to teach at in the ... ...
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
When Jack is making a toast with Lloyd the Bartender, he says "here's to five miserable months on the wagon." At the beginning of the film, Wendy says Jack has been sober for five months. They had already been living at the hotel for a month when the scene with Lloyd occurs, so Jack should have said "here's to six miserable months on the wagon."
After the 146 minute version of the film was met with poor reviews and weak box office in the US, Stanley Kubrick re-edited the film for European release, removing 24 minutes of footage. Included in the removed footage were the entire performances of Anne Jackson as the Doctor and Tony Burton as Larry. However, both Jackson and Burton's names were still listed in the opening credits despite them no longer appearing in the film.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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