The Shining (1980) 40th Anniversary presented by TCM

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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.


  • Jack Nicholson
  • Shelley Duvall
  • Danny Lloyd
  • Scatman Crothers
  • Barry Nelson
  • Philip Stone
  • Joe Turkel
  • Anne Jackson
  • Tony Burton
  • Lia Beldam

Did You Know?


  • Director Trademark: [Bathrooms] Jack speaks to the ghost of Delbert Grady in the men's room. Later, Jack makes out with the woman in the restroom of room 237. And at the end, Wendy hides from Jack in a bathroom.
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  • The position of the knife when Wendy locks herself in the bathroom.
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    • Dick Hallorann: Mrs. Torrance, your husband introduced you as Winifred. Now, are you a Winnie or a Freddy?
    • Wendy Torrance: I'm a Wendy.
    • Dick Hallorann: Oh. That's nice. That's the prettiest.
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But there is no way, within the film, to be sure with any confidence exactly what happens, or precisely how, or really why. Kubrick delivers this uncertainty in a film where the actors themselves vibrate with unease.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The Shining is terrifying for what it doesn’t do.

Josh Larsen