The Sixth Sense (1999)

Directed by
M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan's widely acclaimed chiller about a boy who has the not-entirely-welcome ability to directly contact the dead.

Bruce Willis stars as child psychologist Dr Malcolm Crowe, who is asked to help Cole Sear, who claims he can 'see dead people'. Crowe is sceptical at first, but - prompted partly by a similar case from his past, who he felt he badly let down - he's gradually convinced that the boy is telling the truth. Crowe believes that actively engaging with the ghostly presences could help both Sear and the spirits to find peace.

Overcoming his terror, the lad finds that communicating with the deceased does, at first, seem to be beneficial. But then matters take on their own momentum, leading to one of the director's trademark plot twists.

Written by

Also known as "El Sexto Sentido"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 107 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1999

5/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Sixth Sense next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 November 1st, 1:00am and on Film4 Plus 1 November 1st, 2:00am. See more...


Image for Bruce WillisBruce Willis...Malcolm Crowe
Image for Haley Joel OsmentHaley Joel Osment...Cole Sear
Image for Toni ColletteToni Collette...Lynn Sear
Image for Olivia WilliamsOlivia Williams...Anna Crowe
Image for Mischa BartonMischa Barton...Kyra Collins
Image for Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg...Vincent Grey
Peter Anthony Tambakis...Darren
Jeffrey Zubernis...Bobby
Bruce Norris...Stanley Cunningham
Glenn Fitzgerald...Sean
Greg Wood...Mr. Collins
Trevor Morgan...Tommy Tammisimo
Angelica Page...Mrs. Collins
Lisa Summerour...Bridesmaid
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