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Danny Torrance
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Danny Torrance
Continuity: The Shining
Notability: Main character
Gender: Male
Location: Colorado
Known relatives: Jack Torrance (father)
Wendy Torrance (mother)
Born: 1972 [1]
1st appearance: The Shining (novel)
Actor: Danny Lloyd
Courtland Mead
"I never laid a hand on him, goddamn it. I didn't. I wouldn't touch one hair on his little goddamn little head. I love the little son of a bitch!"
Jack Torrance

Danny Torrance is one of the main characters from The Shining multimedia franchise as first envisioned by author Stephen King in his 1977 novel The Shining. The character was adapted in the 1980 feature film version of The Shining by director Stanley Kubrick, where he was portrayed by actor Danny Lloyd. A version of the character that is more faithful to the source material was presented in the 1997 TV miniseries iteration of The Shining, directed by Mick Garris. This version of the character was portrayed by actor Courtland Mead.

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Danny Torrance is the six-year-old son of Jack and Wendy Torrance. He possesses strong psychokinetic talents, which manifests itself in the form of an imaginary friend named Tony. Danny meets Dick Hallorann - the chef of the Overlook Hotel, who possesses a similar gift, which he calls "shining". During his stay at the Overlook, Danny's power enables him to perceive the ghosts of a naked woman in room 237 and the Grady daughters. When Jack Torrance goes insane and tries to kill his family, Danny and Wendy manage to escape.

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  1. Danny is said to be six-years-old in the film. The end of the movie takes place in the month of December, shortly after Christmas. The movie was filmed from May, 1978 to April, 1979, suggesting that the events of the film itself took place in 1978. The events from the novel took place in the year 1977, which is when the book was released.


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