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.
The ghost of an injured guest says "Great party, isn't it?" In the book, the ghost of Horace Derwent, the late owner of the Overlook Hotel, says this to Wendy and Danny.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
The location in the film is supposed to be Colorado state in the United States. However, because the filming location was actually in England, all the television sets that can be seen in the movie have the distinctive European styling, especially the big black border around the picture tubes, and don't look like American television sets.
After the 146 minute version of the film was met with poor reviews and weak box office in the US, Stanley Kubrick re-edited the film for European release, removing 24 minutes of footage. Included in the removed footage were the entire performances of Anne Jackson as the Doctor and Tony Burton as Larry. However, both Jackson and Burton's names were still listed in the opening credits despite them no longer appearing in the film.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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