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.
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Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
The song played in the ballroom scenes is "Midnight, the Stars, and You", which wasn't recorded until 1932, 11 years after the scene takes place. This fits with the recurring theme of a time warp paradox.
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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