Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.
M. Night Shyamalan
Bryce Dallas Howard,
Actor Bruce Willis and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan reunite after the surprise success of The Sixth Sense for this supernatural thriller. David Dunne (Willis) is taking a train from New York City back home to Philadelphia after a job interview that didn't go well when his car jumps the tracks and collides with an oncoming engine, with David the only survivor among the 131 passengers on board. Astoundingly, David is not only alive, he hardly seems to have been touched. As David wonders what has happened to him and why he was able to walk away, he encounters a mysterious stranger, Elijah Prince (Samuel L. Jackson), who explains to David that there are a certain number of people who are "unbreakable" -- they have remarkable endurance and courage, a predisposition toward dangerous behavior, and feel invincible but also have strange premonitions of terrible events. Is David "unbreakable"? And if he is, what are the physical and psychological ramifications of this knowledge?
In the scene where David looks back at the drug dealer, played by M. Night Shyamalan, and catches the character furtively staring back, the movie makes use of the scary shiny glasses trope. This trope is commonly used in Japanese manga and animé to indicate the sinister intentions of a villain. See more »
When Elijah Price goes from Franklin Field to the train station on South Street there is a post with a "Subway" sign at the top of the stairs. There is no subway running under South Street. It is a train station entrance. The subways in Philadelphia run under Broad and Market Streets with a spur line that goes to Camden, NJ. There is, also, the Frankfort Elevated Line. See more »
I wanted to ask you a question. It's gonna sound a little strange, just think about it for a second, okay?
When's the last time I was sick? Do you remember?
Um, I don't know. It's been a while.
I haven't been sick this year, I know that.
Do you remember me getting sick?
Um... not a specific day. What - what's this about?
Audrey, do you remember me ever getting sick? In the three years we lived in this house? In the old apartment? Before Joseph was born? Before we ever got married?
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The producers wish to thank: Miramax Films See more »
This movie should be released today. In the era of CGI superheroes with no story or character arc, this is a realistic view of superhero genere. Bruce Wills, I never thought I would say this, is awesome. Samuel Jackson is fantastic, I don't know why he chose to be one eye guy in Marvel movies, he is mire capable actor than this. Manoj Shayamalan is a truly great film maker. Robin Wright is very good. Overall a great superhero movie, a must watch.
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