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.
Stanley Kubrick's perfectionism extended to insisting that the cast members be on-set to be measured for the lighting of the scene, something that is normally done with stand-ins. Jack Nicholson claimed that Kubrick was the only director he ever worked with who required the ... ...
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
At the bar when Jack is asking for a Bourbon on the rocks the bartender is clearly seen pouring from a bottle of Jack Daniels. JD is a whiskey, not a Bourbon.
The movie's opening titles are also the only instance in any Kubrick film where scrolling credits, rather than title cards, are used.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)