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.
Approximately four thousand people auditioned for the role of Danny Torrance over a six-month period. The interviews were carried out in Chicago, Denver, and Cincinnati by Stanley Kubrick's assistant Leon Vitali, and his wife, Kersti Vitali. Aspiring actors were asked to send in ... ...
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
When Wendy is explaining Danny's injury to the doctor, she says that at the time of the incident, Jack promised never to drink again and he's been sober for five months. Later, when Jack is describing the incident to the bartender, he says it happened "three goddamn years ago!"
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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