The Shining (1997)

USA, 1997
1 series, 3 episodes, average 91m each
35mm film, colour, 4:3
Dolby, English

An American horror television mini-series directed by Mick Garris.

Plot Summary

Former teacher, writer and alcoholic Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the remote Overlook Hotel, a luxury resort high in the Colorado Rockies. He takes his wife, Wendy, and son, Danny, with him hoping that the seclusion will give him time to put his writing career back together. But it soon becomes clear that there’s something malignant haunting the corridors of the Overlook, something that is gradually possessing Jack, something that has been woken by Danny’s psychic power, his “shining”…


Director: Mick Garris
Lakeside Productions, Warner Bros. Television
Executive Producer: Stephen King
Supervising Producer: Elliot Friedgen
Producer: Mark Carliner
Associate Producer: Laura Gibson
Script/Novel: Stephen King
Director of Photography: Shelly Johnson
Editor: Patrick McMahon
Music: Nicholas Pike
Production Sound Mixer: Richard Schexnayder
Costume Designer: Warden Neil
Make-up Supervisor: Bill Corso
Hair: Tim Jones, Lisa Marie Rosenberg
Special Make Up Effects/Topiary Designer: Steve Johnson’s XFX Inc
Prosthetics Make-up: Steve Johnson, Joel Harlow
Special Effects: Lou Carlucci
Visual Effects: VIFX
Production Designer: Craig Stearns
Locations: Arvada, Colorado, USA; Denver, Colorado, USA; Estes Park, Colorado, USA; The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado, USA

Rebecca De Mornay (Wendy Torrance)
Steven Weber (Jack Torrance)
Courtland Mead (Danny ‘Doc’ Torrance)
Wil Horneff (Tony/18 Year-Old Danny)
Melvin Van Peebles (Dick Hallorann)
Elliott Gould (Stuart Ullman)
John Durbin (Horace ‘Harry’ Derwent)
Stanley Anderson (Delbert Charles Grady)
Pat Hingle (Pete Watson)
Cynthia Garris (lady in room 217)
Micky Giacomazzi (waiter)
Tomas Herrera (George Hatfield)
Tim Perovich (croquet player)
Kenn Solomon (basketball player)
Ron Allen (TV weatherman)
Roger Baker (Rover the Dogman)
Richard Beall (airline gate agent)
Peter Boyles (AA member)
Dan Bradley (2nd bodyguard)
Joyce Bulifant (customer)

Alternative Titles

Hohto – Finnish title
Ragyogás – Hungarian title
El resplandor – Spanish title
Shining – French title
Stephen King Shining – Italian title
Stephen King’s The Shining

See also
The Shining (1980)