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The Village (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 30 July 2004 (USA)
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A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village.

Director:

M. Night Shyamalan
Popularity
1,098 ( 204)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Ivy Walker
Joaquin Phoenix ... Lucius Hunt
Adrien Brody ... Noah Percy
William Hurt ... Edward Walker
Sigourney Weaver ... Alice Hunt
Brendan Gleeson ... August Nicholson
Cherry Jones ... Mrs. Clack
Celia Weston ... Vivian Percy
John Christopher Jones ... Robert Percy
Frank Collison ... Victor
Jayne Atkinson ... Tabitha Walker
Judy Greer ... Kitty Walker
Fran Kranz ... Christop Crane
Michael Pitt ... Finton Coin
Jesse Eisenberg ... Jamison
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Storyline

M Night Shyamalan's The Village revolves around a desolate town in Pennsylvania. The residents of this town live by strict rules - They are not to leave the village or the monsters beyond their boundaries will surely attack them. Lucius and Ivy have an attraction - a strong one. But when Noah - a man with an intellectual disability and who also has feelings for Ivy, finds out that the two are In love, Noah attacks Lucius. He will die if brave Ivy (who is blind) does not breach the borders and find help to save Lucius. Written by Erin Foster

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I: Let the bad color not be seen. It attracts them. II: Never enter the woods. That is where they wait. III: Heed the warning bell, for they are coming. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence and frightening situations | See all certifications »

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The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list. See more »

Goofs

The film misunderstands how "no fly zones" work in the United States.

While there are areas which have heavily restricted flight patterns, there are almost no areas which have complete bans on overflight. These areas are almost exclusively the ones used or occupied by the President of the United States or which have national security interests.And even those areas will allow military and emergency overflights if they are required by need.

It would be virtually impossible to purchase the right for not only civilian aircraft, but also military ones to not overfly a particular region. Even if it were possible to do so, aircraft would still have to be allowed to fly NEAR such locations as not doing doing could itself create navigational hazards which could endanger them.

And finally, while restricted overflight areas DO exist, they are often subject to accidental and intentional overflights by civilian pilots. Unless there is a squadron or wing of aircraft prepared to challenge the aircraft or the facility has anti-aircraft defenses, there is no way that overflights could be prevented or even seriously discouraged. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
August Nicholson: Who'll pinch me to wake me up? Who will laugh at me when I fall? Whose breath will I listen for so that I may sleep? Whose hand will I hold so that I may walk?
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Crazy Credits

Those We Don't Speak Of - Joey Anaya and Kevin Foster See more »

Connections

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User Reviews

 
the village was good
21 August 2005 | by dave-1930See all my reviews

I disagree with other commenter. the ending twist was not obvious. I found this to be a thoughtful, deep movie with effective dialogue. I had to give Shamalan props as the result was not the typical Hollywood plot. If you go into watching it wanting a horror action movie, you will be disappointed. However, if you go into it with an open mind and like drama/suspense with a good premise, this is a very nice movie! The camera work was effective. Adrian Brody plays a good role albeit not a large one. Rating the Shamalan movies, I'd say The Village was second only to Sixth Sense. It was better than both Signs and Unbreakable. Definitely turned out to be a pleasant surprise.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

M. Night Shyamalan's The Village See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,746,142, 1 August 2004

Gross USA:

$114,197,520

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$256,697,520
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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