Plot Summary for Shining, The (1980)
A male novelist is having writer's block. He, his wife, and his young son become the care-takers of a haunted hotel so he can go back to writing again. Once they start meeting the ghosts, they talk to them by "shining" (telepathic conversation). This slowly drives the novelist crazy until he finally snaps with the help of Mr. Grady and he starts chasing his wife around with an axe (and eventually kills an ex-employee that went to rescue the family from the house).
Summary written by Tyler
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) gets a job as the custodian of the Overlook Hotel, in the mountains of Colorado. The place is closed down during winter, and Torrance and his family will be the only occupants of the hotel for a long while. When the snow storms block the Torrance family in the hotel, Jack's son Danny - who has some clairvoyance and telepathy powers - discovers that the hotel is haunted and that the spirits are slowly driving Jack crazy. When Jack meets the ghost of Mr. Grady, the former custodian of the hotel who murdered his wife and his two daughters, things begin to get really nasty...
Summary written by Flavio Rizzardi
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in up in the secluded mountains of Colorado. Jack, being a family man, takes his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd) to the hotel to keep him company throughout the long, isolated nights. During their stay, strange things occur when Jack's son Danny sees gruesome images powered by a force called 'the shining' and Jack is heavily affected by this. Along with writer's block and the demons of the hotel haunting him, Jack has a complete mental breakdown and the situation takes a sinister turn for the worse.
Summary written by Niam Dodd
Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Nicholson - Jack Torrance
Shelley Duvall - Wendy Torrance
Danny Lloyd - Danny Torrance
Scatman Crothers - Dick Hallorann
Barry Nelson - Stuart Ullman
Philip Stone - Delbert Grady
Joe Turkel - Lloyd, Overlook bartender
Anne Jackson - Doctor
Tony Burton - Larry Durkin
Lia Beldam - Young woman in bath
Billie Gibson - Old woman in bath
Barry Dennen - Bill Watson
David Baxt - Forest Ranger #1
Manning Redwood - Forest Ranger #2
Lisa Burns - Grady daughter
The pinback button measures 2-3/16'' wide and appears to be in excellent condition as pictured.