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.
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Actors: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark
Production: Touchstone Pictures
  2 wins & 13 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
62
Rotten Tomatoes:
69%
PG-13
Year:
2000
106 min
$95,000,000
Website
1,164 Views

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 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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