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.
DIRECTOR_TRADEMARK(Stanley Kubrick): [Bathroom]: Jack speaks to the ghost of Delbert Grady in the men's room. Wendy hides from Jack in a bathroom.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
Twice, Jack asks Lloyd the Bartender for bourbon, and both times Lloyd pours from a bottle of Jack Daniels. Jack Daniels is not a bourbon...it's Tennessee Whisky and undergoes a different distillation process. As the barkeep in a ritzy hotel, Lloyd should have known the difference. Since it was still distilled during prohibition (for medicinal purposes), it's likely Lloyd would have turned to Old Forester.
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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