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Stephen King's The Shining (TV Miniseries)

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Original title
Stephen King's The Shining
Running time
270 min.
United States United States
Stephen King (Novel: Stephen King)
Nicholas Pike
Shelly Johnson
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Warner Bros. Television / Lakeside Productions
TV Series. Mystery. Horror | TV Miniseries. Supernatural. Haunted Houses
Movie Groups
Stephen King Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Television adaptation of Stephen King novel -and famous Stanley Kubrick's film-. Jack Torrance accepts a job as caretaker at The Overlook Hotel in the remote Colorado Mountains while it is closed for the winter season. Jack has a drinking problem, which caused him to lose his previous job as a teacher after he punched out a pupil while drunk. Jack is now in recovery and trying to turn his life around. He, his wife Wendy and 7-year-old son Danny move into The Overlook. Jack intends to spend the winter, where they will be snowed in, to concentrate on writing a play. Before all the staff departing, the cook Dick Halloran detects that Danny has a powerful case of what he calls ‘the shining’ or psychic ability. Halloran warns Danny that the hotel has ghosts and tells him to never go into Room 217. Soon after they settle in, spooky things begin to happen. Jack begins to brood and become angry with Danny over minor matters. As the hotel ghosts start to become stronger, drawing on Danny’s shining, they prey on Jack by providing him with alcohol. As Jack sinks into alcoholism once again, the spirits of the hotel urge him to kill Wendy and Danny, wanting to absorb Danny’s shining so that they can become more powerful.
1997: Emmy: Best Make-up and Sound Editing. Nominated for Best Mniseries
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