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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 seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Malcolm Crowe
... Cole Sear
... Lynn Sear
... Anna Crowe
... Tommy Tammisimo
... Vincent Grey
... Darren (as Peter Tambakis)
... Bobby
Bruce Norris ... Stanley Cunningham
... Sean
Greg Wood ... Mr. Collins
... Kyra Collins
... Mrs. Collins (as Angelica Torn)
... Bridesmaid
... Young Man Buying Ring
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Storyline

Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis)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 (Donnie Wahlberg) . This boy "sees dead people". Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy much to the dismay of his wife (Olivia Williams). Cole's mom (Toni Collette) 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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Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material and violent images | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

El sexto sentido  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,681,262, 8 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$293,506,292

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$672,806,292
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Trivia

The movie's line, "I see dead people," was voted as the #100 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere magazine in 2007. See more »

Goofs

At the end, Cole and his mom are in their car. Both lanes of traffic are at a standstill. Yet while they talk, there is clearly no one else in the surrounding cars.

People are clearly shown walking around prior to the shot in the car. They are walking toward the accident that Cole is talking about. No one is shown in the surrounding cars because they have already exited the cars to look at the accident. See more »

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[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]
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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 »

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Referenced in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #10.13 (2006) See more »

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Written by Timothy Bircheno, Dave Tomlinson and Tim Gordine
Performed by Tin Star
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You'll be knocked for six
26 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is an incredibly powerful film. Awash with emotion but never stooping to sentimentality this is the story of one frightened little boy you will never forget. All your worst childhood nightmares: the noises in the attic, the intruder in your house, that cold breath that makes your hair stand on end are here and then some.

Bruce Willis gives one of the best performances of his career as the child psychologist trying to get himself back on track after a violent encounter with a former patient and it would be a crime if Haley Joel Osment were overlooked at coming awards ceremonies for his powerful performance here. It has been a long time since a child actor displayed such maturity in a role. Cole's innocent little face hidden behind his absent father's large-framed spectacles betrays a child coming to terms with a terrifying secret in the only way he can.

You don't need to go and see this film again to realise why the end is such a surprise but you will rush out to watch it again purely because it's an almost perfect example of it's genre.

Laugh, cry, jump a mile out of your seat, sigh with relief - but not too early... We did!


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