Stephen King's 'The Shining'

1997, TV Show

King's riveting adaptation is more faithful to his bestseller than Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film, and the author delivered on his promise of `a scary ride' without scrimping on characterization. Steven Weber is superb as Jack Torrance (the role originated by Jack Nicholson), a writer and alcoholic who takes his wife and their young clairvoyant son along to his winter job as caretaker of the sinister Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies.

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Premiered: April 27, 1997, on ABC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: King's riveting adaptation is more faithful to his bestseller than Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film, and the author delivered on his promise of `a scary ride' without scrimping on characterization. Steven Weber is superb as Jack Torrance (the role originated by Jack Nicholson), a writer and alcoholic who takes his wife and their young clairvoyant son along to his winter job as caretaker of the sinister Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies.

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