R | | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Jack Nicholson and Joe Turkel rehearsed the "Gold Room" scene for six weeks. Turkel said it was his favorite scene in the film.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
During Torrance's second visit to the Gold Room bar, the level of whiskey in the glass goes up between takes, though the bartender hasn't made a move to refill it.
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.
In all previous video versions of The Shining, (prior to the 2001 DVD re-release), each title card failed to change in synchronization with the music. Upon being released on DVD, each title card does in fact change in sync with the music, the way it was originally intended.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)