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Shining, The Movie

80s Film Summary for Shining, The


This 80’s movie is based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen King – an alcoholic writer will try to recover his life and his family.

Shining, The DVD

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The DVD for the movie Shining, The was released on June 12, 2001 by Warner Home Video and is rated R.


In the movie The Shinning, Jack Torrance is a writer that has fallen into alcoholism. After he is fired, he decides that it is time to recover his life. That’s why he takes a job as the caretaker of a hotel during the winter.

However, Jack doesn’t know that there are strong and occult forces behind the hotel, as well as a power known as “The Shinning” that only a few people posses.


Jack Torrance - Jack Nicholson
Wendy Torrance - Shelley Duvall
Danny Torrance - Danny Lloyd
Dick Hallorann - Scatman Crothers
Stuart Ullman - Barry Nelson


Since King didn’t like the twist that Kubrick gave to the movie The Shinning, he decided to make a TV remake. However, it didn’t have the same reception as the original.

Danny Lloyd was never aware that “The Shinning” was a horror movie.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Shining, The was released to theatres on 05/23/1980 by Warner Bros., and grossed $44,017,374 at the box office in the US on a budget of $19,000,000 .

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