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The Sixth Sense (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  6 August 1999 (USA)
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A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.


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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. Written by Jeff Mellinger <jmell@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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There are ghosts walking among us, looking for help... They have found it. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material and violent images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El sexto sentido  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,681,262 (USA) (6 August 1999)


$293,501,675 (USA) (12 May 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to M. Night Shyamalan, Donnie Wahlberg lost 43 pounds for the role. See more »


During a class in school, you can see microphones in the roof. See more »


[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.
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Crazy Credits

The Spanish phrase "I don't want to die" that was played on the tape recorder in Malcolm's office is repeated after the credits. See more »


Referenced in Raising Hope: Sheer Madness (2012) See more »


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Written by Travis Bracht and Dudley Taft
Performed by Second Coming
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User Reviews

23 March 2000 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

The Sixth Sense is a brilliant film, plain and simple. It is unique in that it relies on imagination and psychology to scare you and make you think twice about the world around you. The director did a fabulous job constructing the imagery of the film, and I genuinely did not know about the ending until it was revealed. Quite a shock! The Sixth Sense goes in my book as the single greatest psychological horror film I have ever seen. Anyone who bashes it are simply not giving it a chance or don't fully realize the complex dialog and imagery around them. Brilliant

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