Lady in the Water

Synopsis: Cleveland Heep, a stuttering apartment superintendent, encounters a girl named Story swimming in the complex's pool. He soon learns that she comes from the Blue World, and has a message for mankind. Will he be able to help her complete her mission?
Director(s): M. Night Shyamalan
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  10 wins & 10 nominations.
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110 min


It is not you.

It's late.

You really...

You shouldn't be here.

I'm kind of old-fashioned that way.

I don't even know your name.

My name is Story.

I didn't mean for you to tell...

Why am I not stuttering?


Hello, Story, my name is Cleveland.

"From the cliffs."

That is what your name means.

Where did you learn that?

From my studies.

I promise that I will not

get you into trouble. You can go.

I am scared.

I will wait here with you, Cleveland.

Why are you scared?

You can wait here for a little bit...

...until you feel not so scared.

Are you okay?

Oh, my God. You're just a kid.


Okay. It's time to go. Story, come on.


I think you need some fresh air.

I'm just gonna take you outside.

I'm gonna put you

on one of the pool chairs.

I'm gonna get you some coffee...

...and then you can wake up.

Then I'll walk you home.

Tell me, who in the world

are you, anyway?

- Narf.

- What?

Okay. Come on.

Here we go.


It was sort of h... H... Hairy, but...

But matted, like clumps. You know?

And it was kind of g... Green.

- You say green?

- Yeah.

I thought so. Matted is... Is not right.

It was f... F... Flat, and...

And thicker than hair.

Like this. Like this.

Flat and this kind of a color.

- And... Is this not helping you at all?

- Forget about its hair for a second.

It's obviously some dumb animal

who muddied himself. About how tall?

- What, was it a Great Dane?

- No, no, no. No, sir.

I mean, are there any w... W...

Wolves in this area? Hyenas?

Jack, this is Philadelphia.

Where do you think you're living?

Sorry. Something keeps

setting off the sprinklers.

I'll look around the forest and check

behind the dumpsters and stuff.

An animal that size,

the one you're describing...

...doesn't walk around and not be seen.

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M. Night Shyamalan

Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan (; born August 6, 1970) is an American film director and screenwriter. He is known for making films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. He was born in Mahé, India and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. His most well-received films include the supernatural horror The Sixth Sense (1999), the superhero thriller Unbreakable (2000), the science fiction horror Signs (2002), and the historical horror thriller film The Village (2004). For The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director. Afterwards, Shyamalan released a series of poorly received but sometimes financially successful movies, including the dark fantasy film Lady in the Water (2006), the horror thriller film The Happening (2008), the film adaptation of The Last Airbender (2010), and the science-fiction film After Earth (2013). Following the financial failure of After Earth, Shyamalan's career was revived with the successful release of the found footage horror film The Visit (2015) and the psychological horror film Split (2016). His next film is the superhero horror-thriller film Glass (2019), which is the third and final chapter of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy. In addition to his directorial work, Shyamalan was a producer for the horror film Devil (2010). He was also instrumental in the creation of the Fox science fiction series Wayward Pines (2015–2016), which he executive produced and directed. Shyamalan is also known for filming and setting his films in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. Most of his commercially successful films were co-produced and released by the Walt Disney Studios' Touchstone and Hollywood film imprints. In 2008, Shyamalan was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India. more…

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