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Unbreakable (2000)

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A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.

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M. Night Shyamalan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... David Dunn
Samuel L. Jackson ... Elijah Price
Robin Wright ... Audrey Dunn (as Robin Wright Penn)
Spencer Treat Clark ... Joseph Dunn
Charlayne Woodard ... Elijah's Mother
Eamonn Walker ... Dr. Mathison
Leslie Stefanson ... Kelly
Johnny Hiram Jamison Johnny Hiram Jamison ... Elijah Age 13
Michaelia Carroll ... Babysitter
Bostin Christopher ... Comic Book Clerk
Elizabeth Lawrence Elizabeth Lawrence ... School Nurse
Davis Duffield ... David Dunn Age 20 (as David Duffield)
Laura Regan ... Audrey Inverso Age 20
Chance Kelly ... Orange Suit Man
Michael Kelly ... ER Doctor
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Storyline

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?

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Are You Unbreakable? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements including some disturbing violent content, and for a crude sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Ordinary Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,330,771, 26 November 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$95,011,339

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$154,500,000
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Dolby Digital EX | SDDS | DTS-ES

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

David Dunn wears the raincoat to protect him fro his "krytonite," water See more »

Goofs

The baby in the opening scene is clearly shown pushing hard against his blanket with what seems to be an intact right arm. The doctor then states that the baby's arms and legs are broken. See more »

Quotes

Joseph Dunn: I thought maybe because you're my dad... I thought I might be like you... I'm not like you...
David Dunn: You are like me. We can both get hurt. I'm just an ordinary man.
Joseph Dunn: No, you're not... Why do you keep saying that?
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Crazy Credits

As the movie starts, the FBI warning shatters like a window breaking. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Singaporean video version removes most of the struggle between David Dunn and the Orange Suit Man (the man that broke into the family's house). All that remains is Dunn putting his arm around his neck, followed by an inserted recycled shot of the curtains, and ends with Dunn freeing the woman from her bindings. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

II. Allemande from the English Suite in A minor, BWV 807
(1715)
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Murray Perahia
Courtesy of Sony Classical
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Very Intriguing Film With Great Ending
1 May 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is a much better film than I ever thought it would be, and intrigues me every time I watch it. Samuel L. Jackson's role is what mainly inspires me to watch this multiple times. His character is amazing and just leaves me shaking my head.

This is a pretty low-key movie with the other star, Bruce Willis, playing an extremely subdued role for him, almost too subdued. There are times in here when you keep waiting for him to say something, and he says nothing. Half the time he's barely audible.

But he and Jackson play off each other well, and this is very suspenseful film, even if a lot doesn't happen. To explain the story would almost ruin it, because it's preposterous. I'll just call an interesting fantasy-horror film with a little family story tied in with Willis' wife (Robin Wright) and young boy (Spencer Treat Clark).

"Unbreakable" is beautifully filmed, has very little profanity in it, and a strange, strange story with a great twist at the end....one of the best I've ever seen in a movie. This movie is done by the same man who did "The Sixth Sense," M. Night Shyamalan, so if you enjoyed that you probably would like this, too.....although it's so different I wouldn't want to predict who would like this film and who wouldn't. If you're open to try something different, give it a look.


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