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.
Barry Nelson, the interviewer at the start of the movie, was the first to play James Bond. Climax!: Casino Royale (1954) also starred Peter Lorre as Le Chiffre. Lorre and Jack Nicholson were both in The Raven (1963).
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
Obviously empty boxes fall on Jack when he gets up and stumbles into them after Wendy locks him in the storage room.
Actually, the boxes hit the floor with a soft, but quite audible thud because they are filled with light material, such as rice krispies and what appears to be mac & cheese, unlike the remainder of boxes, which are heavy tins of Libby's vegetables, etc.
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.
Early releases featured end credits in the same blue as in the opening titles, instead of the white credits seen today.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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