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The Shining

Discover the plot, cast, script and facts from the 1980 classic.

Here's what we have on Stanley Kubrick's, "The Shining." And, you can also read and download the official screenplay, here, at 8FLiX.

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"The Shining" Plot Summary.

146 min | Drama, Horror

Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall star in director Stanley Kubrick's disturbing adaptation of Stephen King's blockbuster horror novel.

When writer Jack Torrance (Nicholson) takes a job as winter caretaker for a hotel high in the Rocky Mountains, he, his wife (Duvall) and their psychic young son will be isolated until spring. But once the first blizzard closes the road out, the accumulated power of evil deeds committed at the hotel begins to drive Jack mad. Now there may be no escape for his wife and son in this haunting madness, memory and family violence.

Discover "The Shining" script, cast, facts and more!

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Notable Cast
Jack NicholsonJack Nicholson...Jack Torrance
Shelley DuvallShelley Duvall...Wendy Torrance
Danny LloydDanny Lloyd...Danny
Scatman CrothersScatman Crothers...Hallorann
Barry NelsonBarry Nelson...Ullman
Philip StonePhilip Stone...Grady
Joe TurkelJoe Turkel...Lloyd
Anne JacksonAnne Jackson...Doctor
Tony BurtonTony Burton...Durkin


Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick...Writer (screenplay)
Diane JohnsonDiane Johnson...Writer (screenplay)
Stephen KingStephen King...Writer (novel)

Box Office Data

(1980) U.S. Dollars
Opening weekend...$622,337
Gross (US & Canada)...$45,332,952
Gross (World)...$46,998,772


Additional Content
Cast Photos ... IMDb/Getty
Box Office ... IMDb Pro
Poster ... Official Site
Studio ... Warner Bros.


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