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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.

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Directed by

Stanley Kubrick

Written by

Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay)
Diane Johnson (Screenplay)
Stephen King (Novel)

Runtime

144 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

He came as the caretaker, but this hotel had its own guardians - who'd been there a long time

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Keywords

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Lists

#63 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#94 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#52 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#285 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss