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Larry Durkin is a fictional business owner and a minor character featured in The Shining multimedia franchise. He appeared in the 1980 film adaptation ofThe Shining by director Stanley Kubrick. He was played by actor Tony Burton.
Larry Durkin was the proprietor of a Conoco gas station/convenience store in Sidewinder, Colorado. In November of 1980, Dick Hallorann spoke with Larry over the telephone before beginning his journey towards the Overlook Hotel, located nearby.
He spoke with Durkin briefly and painted a negative portrayal of events taking place at the hotel. "Larry, just between you and me, we got a very serious problem with the people taking care of the place", he said. "They turned out to be completely unreliable assholes".
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