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Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Produced by Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson
Based on The Shining by Stephen King

Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance
Shelley Duvall as Wendy Torrance
Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance
Scatman Crothers as Dick Hallorann

Music by Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind
Cinematography by John Alcott
Edited by Ray Lovejoy
Release date May 23, 1980
Budget $19 million
Box office $46.2 million