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Synopsis: The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural horror-thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled, isolated boy who is able to see and talk to the dead, and an equally troubled child psychologist (Bruce Willis) who tries to help him. The film established Shyamalan as a writer and director, and introduced the cinema public to his traits, most notably his affinity for surprise endings.
Production: Hollywood/Buena Vista
  Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 48 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.1
Metacritic:
64
Rotten Tomatoes:
85%
PG-13
Year:
1999
107 min
Website
854,501 Views


A SHAFT OF LIGHT falls on Anna as she stands in the corner of the

room.

Anna smiles playfully and pulls off her sweater. She sways to a

pretend striptease song.

Malcolm can't hold back his grin. He joins in -- slowly peeling

off the sweat-shirt. He looks back to Anna. She's stopped her

playful dance. She's facing away from him.

He walks towards her. HIS GRIN QUIETLY DISAPPEARS. Malcolm's

face turns to rock as his attention is drawn to the SHATTERED

WINDOW in their bedroom. The wind moves through the room. A

lamp lays broken on the ground by the window.

Malcolm kneels down. Beat. Anna's eyes fill with a quiet

awareness.

ANNA:

He's still in the house.

A SHADOW FROM THE BATHROOM FLATS OVER BOTH OF THEM.

ANNA SCREAMS.

Malcolm spins around. His heart stops.

Malcolm and Anna stare at the bathroom doorwary. They know

someone is inside. Beat.

Malcolm slowly starts towards the door. The first thing that

comes into view are the clothes on the bathroom floor. Then the

figure of a man comes into view. A STRANGER stands bare chested

in the back of the bathroom.

NO ONE MAKES A SOUND.

The STRANGER is about nineteen. Drugged out. Pitch black eyes

bulging. His body is covered in scars and bruises. His hands

are folded in front of him. He shakes ever so slightly. He has a

patch of white in his hair.

Malcolm speaks in a very calm voice. Never takes his eyes off

the stranger.

MALCOLM:

Anna, don't move. Don't say a word.

Anna barely nods her understanding.

MALCOLM:

(to the stranger)

This is forty-seven Locust Street.

You have broken a window and

entered a private residence. Do

you understand what I'm saying?

The stranger slowly looks up for the first time. His eyes lock

on Malcolm.

STRANGER:

You don't know so many things.

Beat.

MALCOLM:

There are no needles or

prescription drugs of any kind in

this house.

The stranger suddenly comes forward into the doorway. Malcolm

stumbles back onto the edge of the bed.

Anna sees the stranger for the first time. Her face drains of

color.

The stranger looks at Malcolm. He half grins.

STRANGER:

Are you drunk?

The stranger's stare slides to Anna.

STRANGER:

Did you get him drunk?

The stranger gazes at Anna. Gazes directly into her eyes. A

penetrating, unwavering stare.

STRANGER:

Do you know why you're scared when

you're alone?

Anna's expression instanly changes.

STRANGER:

I know.

BEAT. THE ROOM GOES SILENT.

MALCOLM:

What do you want? I don't

understand what you want.

The stranger turns and glares at Malcolm.

STRANGER:

What you promised.

Malcolm stops all movement.

ANNA:

--My God.

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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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