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Creepy psycho thriller about a traumatized young boy who can communicate with the dead (this is not the film's big surprise). Failed child shrink Malcolm Crowe (Willis in an excellent subdued performance) takes on the case of 9-year-old Cole (a touching Osment, carrying the picture on frail shoulders), who's divorced mom, Lynn (Collette), is worried about her terrified son's nightmares and episodes of acting out. Well, if you saw dead people all the time, you'd be scared too. When Crowe (who's dealing with traumas of his own) finally believes Cole, it leads to a breakthrough and an unexpected twist on what's happened before.

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Available on Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Psycho-Thriller, Shrinks, Philadelphia, Childhood Visions, Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins, Death & the Afterlife, School Daze, Single Parents, Top Grossing Films of 1999, Psychic Abilities, Elementary School/Junior High
M. Night Shyamalan
Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Donnie Wahlberg, Glenn Fitzgerald, Trevor Morgan, Mischa Barton, Bruce Norris
Tak Fujimoto
M. Night Shyamalan
James Newton Howard
Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel, Sam Mercer, Hollywood Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Buena Vista


MTV Movie Awards 2000: Breakthrough Perf. (Osment); Broadcast Film Critics 1999: Breakthrough Perf. (Osment).

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The Sixth Sense
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he Sixth Sense, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is a thriller starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment. The movie hit theatres in 1999 and has a running time of 107 minutes. It was a huge hit. The Sixth Sense is about a child psychologist, Malcom Crowe (Willis). On the night he receives an award he is visited by his ex-patient Vincent. The ex-patient was a wreck. He claimed Malcom didn’t help him with his problems. He then shoots Malocom in the stomach then takes his own life. Several months later, Malcom Crowe takes on a case about a nine-year old boy, Cole (Osment) that has similar problems to Vincent. Cole claims to see dead people and wants it to stop. Strange things are always happening to him. He’s not sure what to do and is scared all the time. Cole’s mom doesn’t really think much of his problem. She thinks it’s all in Coles head. Malcom has a hard time believing Cole too. But after getting to know Cole, he soon starts to believe him and helps him figure out what to do. Along with this comes a huge twist that you’d never expect. The Sixth Sense is an awesome movie. It’s very suspenseful and will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole movie. Throughout the movie you think one thing and by the end of the movie your thinking something completely different.

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This movie is really creepy and actually surprising! Throughout the movie, you think you know certain things and everything changes. Cole is a little boy that can see ghosts. Very strange things happen to him and his mom doesn't think anything of it, but she does worry about his nightmares and what he tells her. Cole wishes that he couldn't see these creepy spirits but they won't go away. He does find someone to talk to, Malcom Crowe. Crowe talks with Cole and tries to help him with his problems. One part that I remember from the movie, a ghost locks Cole in a small cabinet like door. He pounds on the door and shouts but it takes a while for someone to come. He comes out with bruises all over his body! That part is so creepy! Close to the end of the movie, you find out something that is unexpected. I won't ruin the ending if you haven't seen it.