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The Sixth Sense (1999)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

The Sixth Sense (1999)

In M. Night Shyamalan's haunting, twist-ending signature film:

  • in the startling opening sequence, Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) was shot (and killed) by angry ex-patient Vincent Grey (Donnie Wahlberg)
  • Dr. Crowe met with his troubled and depressed wife Anna (Olivia Williams) in a fancy restaurant for an anniversary date dinner - was it all that it seemed?
  • in a scary scene, frightened, paranormal and tormented 8 year-old Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) who was hiding in his tent, shined a flashlight under his chin and saw pale ghostly young Kyra (Mischa Barton) with bloodshot eyes vomiting up her morning oatmeal next to him
Cole's Sightings of Two Ghosts
  • Cole also gave his divorced mother Lynn (Toni Collette) a comforting message from her dead mother - as a bloody car accident victim appeared in the car window behind
  • in the revelation of the plot-twist scene, Malcolm returned home to find his mourning wife Anna watching their videotaped wedding on TV. With her eyes closed, she was asking questions, such as: "Why, Malcolm?...Why did you leave me?" She was clutching the wedding ring that used to be on his hand. After it rolled noisily in a circle across the parquet-wood floor, he held his own left hand up, realizing that he was not wearing his wedding ring - he experienced the startling revelation that he was one of the "dead people" seen by Cole
Dr. Crowe's Realization That He Was Dead

Cole: "I see people..They don't know they're dead."
  • the famous line of dialogue by Cole: "I see people" followed by its real meaning: "...They don't know they're dead. They only see what they want to see"

Angry, Homicidal Ex-Patient Vincent Grey (Donnie Wahlberg)

Unexpected Death of Dr. Crowe (Bruce Willis) - The Film's Major Plot Twist

Dr. Crowe's Anniversary Date Dinner Scene with (Widowed) Anna


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