The Sixth Sense


Night Shyamalan Films produced by Barry Mendel Films produced by Frank Marshall Films produced by Kathleen Kennedy Films scored by James Newton Howard Films set in 1998 Films set in Philadelphia Films shot in Pennsylvania Films shot in Philadelphia Films with screenplays by M.


The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural psychological thriller film written and directed by M.

The film established Shyamalan and introduced the cinema public to his traits, most notably his affinity for surprise endings. Released by Walt Disney Pictures (through its Hollywood Pictures label) on August 6, 1999, critics praised its performances (particularly those of Willis, Osment, and Toni Collette), atmosphere and plot twist.

It was the second-highest-grossing film of 1999, taking about $293 million in the US and $379 million in other markets. == Plot == Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist in Philadelphia, returns home one night with his wife Anna after having been honored for his work.

Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on an A+ to F scale. By vote of the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, The Sixth Sense was awarded the Nebula Award for Best Script during 1999.


It had a record opening in the Netherlands. === Home media === After a six-month online promotion campaign, The Sixth Sense was released on VHS and DVD by Hollywood Pictures Home Video on March 28, 2000.

It would go on to become the top-selling DVD of 2000, with more than 2.5 million units shipped, as well as the top video rental title of all-time. === Critical response === The Sixth Sense received positive reviews; Osment in particular was widely praised for his performance.


It was named the 89th best American film of all time in a 2007 poll by the American Film Institute. The line "I see dead people" from the film became a popular catchphrase after its release, scoring No.


James Newton Howard was honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for his composition of the music for the film. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked the screenplay #50 on its list of 101 Greatest Screenplays ever written. === American Film Institute lists === AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills – No.

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