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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Once, man and those in the water

were linked.

They inspired us.

They spoke of the future.

Man listened and it became real.

But man does not listen very well.

Man 's need to own everything

led him deeper into land.

The magic world of the ones

that live in the ocean...

...and the world of men...


Through the centuries, their world,

and all the inhabitants of it...

...stopped trying.

The world of man became more violent.

War upon war played out,

as there were no guides to listen to.

Now those in the water

are trying again...

...trying to reach us.

A handful of their precious young ones

have been sent into the world of man.

They are brought in the dead of night... where man lives.

They need only be glimpsed...

...and the awakening of man

will happen.

But their enemies roam the land.

There are laws that are meant

to keep the young ones safe...

...but they are sent

at great risk to their lives.

Many... not return.

Yet still they try...

...try to help man.

But man may have

forgotten how to listen.

My daughter says to be careful,

Mr. Heep.

Well, it's some kind

of a b... B... B... Bug.

It's very big.

It's very hairy.

My other daughter says it's

some kind of creature the devil made.

Tell her it's not a creature.

There's no such thing as creatures,

all right?


You might wanna turn away.

Sorry this is taking so long.

It's over. It's over.

It's... It's safe.

My daughter says

thank you for protecting them.

Mr. Farber?

I'm Cleveland Heep.

Welcome to the Cove.

Mr. Heep!

You are new tenant?

Yeah, this is Mr. Farber. He's in 13B.

Now, Mr. Farber, this is Young-Soon

Choi. She lives with her mother in 8A.

She's a student at the university.

Young-Soon, you don't know...

...who's been swimming in the pool

the last few nights, do you?

No, Mr. Heep.

By the way, here. Thanks. I liked it.

You're welcome.

Mr. Heep loves learning.

He doesn't want people to know.

Mr. Heep, pool man looking for you.

I tell him you come soon.

Could you wait here just a moment,


Gonna ask something. Answer straight.

You guys having parties in here?

Bubble parties, bubble bath,

everyone skinny-dipping?


- Those bubbles make the water very slick.

- No.

I'll trust you on that. But something

is making this water like this.

There has been someone

swimming at nighttime.

I hear sp... Sp... Sp...

Splashing some nights.

I left here yesterday afternoon,

this filter was empty.

You kind of look like maybe

you could work out a little bit, right?

I could give you a vein like that.

I could make it look just like this. Right?

Most people say,

"What's wrong with you, Reggie?

Why you only working out

on one side of your body?"

I tell them it's like an experiment.

I'm like a scientist.

This morning I measured my bicep.

Four-and-a-half-inch difference

from one side to the other.

Look at that.

Take a guess at the difference

between my thighs.

- Hello, Reggie.

- Hey.

- Hey. Sorry.

- Hey.

Me and the new guy,

we're talking science.

Okay, that's great. Here we go, Mr. F...

Here we go. Come on.

Don't hang out in the stairwell,

Reggie, please.

- Okay.

- All right.

Just... People might trip.

All right.

Reggie's harmless.

He just wants to be special.

He's working out

only one side of his body.

Did he...? Did he tell you that?

- Be inside within minutes.

Hello, Mr. Leeds.

Those soldiers are only now beginning to

wonder how long they'll end up staying.

If this does come to combat, we will not

be in the battle for the sake of the battle.

He's been here f... F... Forever.

- Will not be reached any other way.

Mrs. Bell, she takes in animals.

Smart lady. You'd like her.

- He... Not just because he died.

- There's a bunch of people better.

- Name four people better.

- Name one better than Fred.

Axl Rose. Sebastian Bach.

Bret Michaels is better than he is.

Bret Michaels.

I'd rather listen to Bon... Jon Bon Jovi.

What? Are you...?

This is you.

There's no smoking inside.

And there's no swimming after 7.

I hope it's okay to ask: What brings you

here from the West Coast, Mr. Farber?

I've been hired to be the local film

and book critic for the paper.

They flew you all the way

out here for that?

- They did.

- Well, you must be very good.

Mr. Heep, Betty Pen again.

I smell something awful

coming from the upstairs apartment.

I think someone may have died

and the body is decomposing.

I know I said this last week, but...

Not everyone here

spent Sunday practicing for war.

At Sunday church services,

chaplains rallied the troops.

For these Marines,

a moment for prayer... a service that many here believe

will be their last before going to war.

U.S. Forces predicted today the enemy,

estimated at 3 to 4000...

...may be willing...

- a major... A major confrontation.

At the same time, the U.S. Military

will be fighting a propaganda war.

If there were a silver bullet,

we would've shot that a long time ago.

Hey! I saw you!

I saw you!

Come out of that pool right now!


I'm gonna wait.



Come on out, now. It's...

It's... It's not safe.

Come on out. This is not f...

This is not funny.

Please sto...


Did you pull me out?

Where are you from?

The Blue World.

Is that an apartment?

Do you feel an awakening?

I'm sorry?

It will feel like pins and needles...

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M. Night Shyamalan

Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan is an American filmmaker, philanthropist and actor. He is known for making films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. He was born in Mahé, Pondicherry, India, and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. The cumulative gross of his films exceeds $3 billion globally. more…

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