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.
Stephen King was first approached by Stanley Kubrick about making this movie via an early morning phone call (England is five hours ahead of Maine in time zones). King, suffering from a hangover, shaving, and at first thinking one of his kids was injured, was shocked when his... ...
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
During the long shot of the Overlook Hotel in the beginning (right before The Interview title card), the maze cannot be seen, though throughout the rest of the movie it is rather close to the hotel.
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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