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The Shining (1980)

R
Drama, Horror
Release Date
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Written by
Cast
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
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distributor:
Warner Bros.
production company:
Warner Bros. , Hawk Films , Peregrine , Producers Circle
producer:
Stanley Kubrick
assistant director:
Brian W. Cook , Terry Needham , Michael Stevenson
budget:
$19 Million
runtime:
146 minutes
cinematographer:
John Alcott

Synopsis

Recovering alcoholic and aspiring writer Jack Torrance heads to the remote Overlook Hotel after being hired to take care of it for the winter. Along for the trip are his son Danny and wife Wendy. Danny possesses a special psychic gift known as The Shining, which allows him to see the Overlook's many malevolent ghosts. Before too long, the ghosts drive Jack to madness, leading him to grab an axe and target his loved ones. Based on Stephen King's novel.