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.
Based on the book written by Stephen King, it was on the 23rd of May, 1980 that "The Shining" would make its premiere in the US. Four months later it would premiere in countries such as Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden before appearing on screens in various other countries. However, for whatever reason, it was not shown in theaters in the UK.
With an estimated $19 million in its budget, "The Shining" earned over $44 million at the Box Office in 1980, making it the highest grossing horror film that year. It wasn't nominated for any Academy Awards or Golden Globes, but it was, however, nominated for two Razzies (an award one does not want to be nominated for when in the film business): Worst Actress for Shelley Duvall (I have to agree with that) and Stanley Kubrick received the nomination for Worst Director (I don't agree with that decision at all).
Wendy Torrance: I just wanna go back to my room!
Jack Torrance: Why?
Wendy Torrance: Well, I'm very confused, and I just need time to think things over!
Jack Torrance: You've had your whole FUCKING LIFE to think things over, what good's a few minutes more gonna do you now?
Wendy Torrance: Please! Don't hurt me!
Jack Torrance: I'm not gonna hurt you.
Wendy Torrance: Stay away from me!
Jack Torrance: Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in.
Jack Torrance: Gonna bash 'em right the fuck in! ha ha ha
Wendy Torrance: Stay away from me! Don't hurt me!
Jack Torrance: [sarcastically] I'm not gonna hurt ya...
Wendy Torrance: Stay away! Stop it!
Jack Torrance: Stop swingin' the bat. Put the bat down, Wendy. Wendy? Give me the bat...