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 both past and future.
Longtime Denver-area television newscaster Bertha Lynn appeared in this movie, and the 1997 miniseries, in scenes where weather updates are broadcast on television.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
When Danny first discovers Room 237 while riding his tricycle, there is a door to the top right of him that is closed. In the next shot of him looking at Room 237, that same door is now open.
The movie's opening titles are also the only instance in any Kubrick film where scrolling credits, rather than title cards, are used.
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)