Unbreakable script
Unbreakable (2000)
Synopsis: David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is the sole survivor of a devastating train wreck. Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) is a mysterious stranger who offers a bizarre explanation as to why David escaped without a single scratch -- an explanation which threatens to change David's family and his life forever.

INT. CLOTHING STORE - AFTERNOON

Women's casual wear department. J.C. Penny.

Legend "1961"

An African-American man carrying two J.C. Penny shopping bags is ushered past the

department store managers and security guards on walkies that have gathered at

the entrance to the woman's dressing rooms.

CUT TO:

INT. DRESSING ROOM - AFTERNOON

A bed has been formed by a chair and three benches.

A STRIKING AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN in her twenties lays across it. Her face and

clothes are covered in sweat. Her skirt is stained.

She holds something wrapped in a soft sweatshirt on her chest. We can't see it,

but WE HEAR THE BABY CRYING.

She's just given birth.

There are three frazzled saleswomen in the dressing room with her. They watch her

with quiet smiles.

A fourth SALESWOMAN arrives ushering in the man with the shopping bags.

SALESWOMAN:

This is Mr. Mathison. He's

a doctor.

DR. MATHISON looks over the scene and then directly at the striking woman.

DR. MATHISON

You okay?

The woman nods, "Yes." Sweat trickles down her face. THE BABY'S PIERCING CRIES

ECHO IN THE SMALL ROOM.

SALESWOMAN:

An ambulance is on the way.

Dr. Mathison puts down his shopping bags and moves to her. He kneels down and

gestures for the bundle of sweatshirts in her arms.

DR. MATHISON

Is there a name yet?

Beat. The woman smiles for the first time.

WOMAN:

Elijah.

She hands him the wrapped child. We can't see the baby, but THE PIERCING CRIES

SEEM TO GET LOUDER.

WOMAN:

Is he supposed to be crying

like that?

The doctor lowers the baby to his lap and unwraps him.

The woman can't see her baby anymore. She watches Dr. Mathison as he looks down

and examines her child. Beat. Dr. Mathison doesn't look up for the longest time.

WOMAN:

Can I have him back?

THE BABY'S CRYING IS RELENTLESS. UNNERVING. Beat.

The doctor finally glances up. He looks shaken. He makes eye contact with the

woman for only a second. It's enough. A chill goes through her body.

He looks to the three saleswomen who were in the room.

DR. MATHISON

What happened during the

delivery?

His hard stare unsettles the women. The OLDER SALESWOMAN speaks up.

OLDER SALESWOMAN

Nothing. It was very quick.

The baby just wanted to come

right out. There was no

problems.

DR. MATHISON

Did you drop him?

Everyone becomes very still. The mother looks like she stopped breathing. THE

BABY'S SCREAMING ENGULFS THE ROOM.

DR. MATHISON

Did you drop this baby?

Beat.

OLDER SALESWOMAN

Jesus Christ, no.

The BABY SCREAMS.

The doctor whispers something to himself, we can't hear. He looks up to the

saleswoman who brought him in.

DR. MATHISON

Please inform the ambulance

we have a situation...

Dr. Mathison turns back to the mother. Beat.

DR. MATHISON

I've never seen this... It

appears your infant

sustained some fractures

while in your uterus.

(beat)

His arms and legs are

broken.

FADE TO BLACK:

EXT. TRAIN STATION NEW JERSEY - DAY

LEGEND "PRESENT DAY"

A fountain of humanity bubbles up from the escalators to the train platform.

Businessmen take their last desperate drags of their cigarettes... Women

traveling with children herd their luggage and offspring into tight shapes as

they move... College students with backpacks look around dazed at the various

track numbers.

ANNOUNCER(o.s.)

Last call track three,

Amtrak Clocker making it's

final stop at Philadelphia's

thirtieth street station.

First two passenger cars

only. First two cars only.

A face inside the train watches the stream of passengers emerging from the

escalators. DAVID DUNNE, a man in his early forties, rest his temple against the

glass and quietly observes the movement outside.

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M. Night Shyamalan

Manoj Shyamalan, known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-American film director, screenwriter, producer and occasional actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. more…

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