The Shining(Movie, 1980)

| 2h 24min | Genres: Horror, Thriller
The ShiningRating: 4.1/5 (with 5,503 votes) 233
The Shining is a 1980 psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane Johnson. The film is based on Stephen King's 1977 novel of the same name and stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd. The film's central character is Jack Torrance (Nicholson), an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. Wintering over with Jack are his wife, Wendy Torrance (Duvall) and young son, Danny Torrance (Lloyd). Danny possesses "the shining", psychic abilities that enable him to see into the hotel's horrific past. The hotel cook, Dick Hallorann (Crothers), also has this ability and is able to communicate with Danny telepathically. The hotel had a previous winter caretaker who went insane and killed his family and himself. After a winter storm leaves the Torrance... ()
Movie poster of The Shining

Where to watch The Shining (cinema/streaming/download)?

"The Shining" is currently available on 2 providers. The Shining can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 2h 23min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 24min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 2h 23min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 24min
Also available at on: DVD Blu-ray

Awards & Nominations for The Shining

National Film Registry Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director

About The Shining

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

Trailer for The Shining + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Trailer 1(Trailer, 1:54)

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Additional Information

Official websites:
Plays in: Colorado
Based on the work of: Stephen King ("The Shining")
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 34 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Estonian (ET), Persian (FA), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Croatian (HR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Georgian (KA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Slovenian (SL), Serbian (SR), Swedish (SV), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/23/1980
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"The Shining 1"
"I lampsi"
"Stanley Kubrick's The Shining"

2 movies in the The Shining Collection

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