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.
Stanley Kubrick's first choice to play Danny Torrance was Cary Guffey, the young boy from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). Guffey's parents apparently turned down the offer, due to the film's subject matter.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
When Jack is driving to the motel at the beginning for his interview, the shadow of a helicopter can be seen following the car.
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.
ABC edited 4 minutes from the film for its 1983 network television premiere.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)