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.
Despite Stanley Kubrick's fierce demands on everyone, Jack Nicholson admitted to having a good working relationship with him. It was with Shelley Duvall that he was a completely different director. He allegedly picked on her more than anyone else, as seen in the documentaries Making 'The Shining' (1980) and Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001). He would... ...
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
The helicopter's shadow can be seen in the bottom right hand corner, during the opening sequence. (This goof only appears in the un-matted print.)
The party music plays over the closing credits. After it ends, we hear the Overlook Hotel ghosts applaud. They then talk amongst themselves until their voices fade away.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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