He wants to be sure Jack knows that he and his family his wife, Wendy, and his five-year-old son, Danny will be completely isolated at the hotel once the snow begins to fall. Ullman reveals that the winter caretaker, Delbert Grady, murdered his wife and two young daughters in a drunken rage and then killed himself. Jack assures him that both problems are under control. Wendy is worried about her husband and her son.
The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Synopsis Former teacher and recovering alcoholic Jack Torrance Jack Nicholson interviews for a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel in an effort to rebuild his life after his volatile temper lost him his teaching position.
The hotel manager, Mr. Stuart Ullman Barry Nelsonwarns Jack that he and his family will be snowbound through most of the winter and of the potential risk for cabin fever. He drives the point home by recounting a season when the caretaker, Charles Grady, went crazy and brutaly killed his wife, his two girls Lisa Burns and Louise Burnsand finally himself.
Given his own desperation and the opportunity to pursue his true passion, writing, Jack acknowledges the warning, but accepts the job. He has a vision of blood splashing out of an elevator in the hotel, an image which is revisited several times throughout the film.
He explains that he and his grandmother both had the gift; she referred to this communication as "shining. Danny questions Dick about what went on in the hotel, and about Room in particular as Danny can sense that Dick is especially afraid of that room. Danny has visions of the two murdered Grady girls, but tells no one.
He continues to wonder about Room One day, a ball rolls toward Danny as he plays with his toys. It appears to have come from the open door of Roomwhich Danny enters. He tells her that he had a nightmare in which he used an axe to chop Danny and her to pieces. His sweater is ripped and there are bruises on his neck.
He does not answer when Wendy asks what happened. She angrily accuses Jack of hurting Danny and takes the child back to their suite. Jack is furious about the accusation. He storms around the hotel, making his way to the Gold Ballroom. Sinking defeatedly onto a stool at an empty bar, his head in his hands, Jack declares that he would sell his soul for one drink.
When he looks up he discovers a bartender Joe Turkelwho serves him a drink. Jack is nonplussed by the sudden appearance of the bartender and even addresses him by his name, Lloyd. Notably, Jack states that the injury happened three years ago, while in explaining the same story to the pediatrician, Wendy said that Jack, who vowed to quit drinking immediately following the accident, has currently been sober for only five months.
Jack, who acts a bit tipsy, grudgingly agrees to go have a look. As Jack approaches the door to RoomDanny appears to be having a seizure in his own room. Dick, back at his home in Florida, stares wide-eyed as he picks up on a signal Danny is sending.Jack and his family head to the Overlook Hotel and settle in.
The hotel's head cook, Mr. Hallorann, takes Danny to eat ice cream and tells Danny that the two of them share a special power called "shining" that allows them to communicate with just their minds.
It also allows Danny to see the past and the future. Jun 18, · But there is a deleted scene from "The Shining" () that casts Wendy's reliability in a curious light. Near the end of the film, on a frigid night, Jack chases Danny into the labyrinth on the hotel grounds.4/4.
Synopsis. Former teacher and recovering alcoholic Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) interviews for a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel in an effort to rebuild his life after his volatile temper lost him his teaching position. Jun 18, · But there is a deleted scene from "The Shining" () that casts Wendy's reliability in a curious light.
Near the end of the film, on a frigid night, Jack chases Danny into the 4/4. THE SHINING. Jack Nicholson takes a job as winter caretaker at an enormous mountain hotel, where he goes with wife Shelley Duvall and son Danny Lloyd in the hope that snow and solitude will bring him peace of mind.
He finds just the opposite, however, as the hotel’s horrific past quickly overtakes him. The Shining () Movie Synopsis.
October 10, Something is going to be shining for sure, but before anything can happen, the happy scene is interrupted by a premonition from that little white prick back in Colorado and Chef hops the next flight back to investigate.