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.
As he lived in England, Stanley Kubrick was not at all familiar with the "Heeeeere's Johnny" line (from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)) that Jack Nicholson improvised. He very nearly didn't use it.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
When Danny and Hallorann are discussing "the Shining" over a bowl of ice cream, the shots of Danny change several times throughout the scene to show him having large dark circles under his eyes and ice cream on the sides of his mouth to barely visible circles under his eyes and no ice cream residue.
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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