The Sixth Sense

August 6th, 1999








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The Sixth Sense

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Plot
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Release Year: 1999

Rating: 8.2/10 (330,461 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette

Storyline
Malcom Crowe is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient. This boy "sees dead people". Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy (Cole) much to the dismay of his wife. Cole's mom is at her wit's end with what to do about her son's increasing problems. Crowe is the boy's only hope.

Cast:
Bruce Willis - Dr. Malcolm Crowe
Haley Joel Osment - Cole Sear
Toni Collette - Lynn Sear
Olivia Williams - Anna Crowe
Trevor Morgan - Tommy Tammisimo
Donnie Wahlberg - Vincent Grey
Peter Anthony Tambakis - Darren (as Peter Tambakis)
Jeffrey Zubernis - Bobby
Bruce Norris - Stanley Cunningham
Glenn Fitzgerald - Sean
Greg Wood - Mr. Collins
Mischa Barton - Kyra Collins
Angelica Page - Mrs. Collins (as Angelica Torn)
Lisa Summerour - Bridesmaid
Firdous Bamji - Young Man Buying Ring

Taglines: 1...Sight 2...Sound 3...Smell 4...Taste 5..Touch 6...The Sixth Sense

Release Date: 6 August 1999

Filming Locations: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $26,681,262 (USA) (8 August 1999) (2161 Screens)

Gross: $672,806,292 (Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #89 Greatest Movie of All Time. This was one of the newest entries on the list (from films which were released between 1997 and 2005).

Goofs:
Continuity: When Malcolm and Cole meet in the church for the last time, a patch of hair is sticking up from the right-hand side of Cole's head. The hair becomes less frisky between shots until it ends up well combed.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Anna Crowe: It's getting cold.
Malcolm Crowe: That is one fine frame; one fine frame that is. How much...
[he sits down with a grunt]
Malcolm Crowe: ...does a fine frame like that cost, do you think?
Anna Crowe: I never told you, but you sound a little like Dr. Seuss when you're drunk.



User Review

A movie with a gentle but long-lasting impression.

Rating: 8/10

The Sixth Sense enjoys being playful with our imagination. What your eyes see is not exactly what it is. What your mind paints is not exactly what there is. In the world of The Sixth Sense logic is your worst enemy.

There are obvious (and sometimes less obvious) hints right in front of you but you don't grasp them because of your preconceptions and premises. I once read a novel called 'Somewhere carnal over 40 winks' which used similar techniques found in this movie, but in writing. I'm sure you will enjoy this book as much as I did, if you like to be intellectually surprised.

If you haven't seen this movie, don't read reviews and don't talk to your friends who have already seen it. The movie is very much susceptible to spoilers. It is suffice to say that the ending is just shockingly delightful.

I don't consider this movie heavily philosophical or thought-provoking. Having said that, it is one of the movies I love to watch again and again.




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