The Sixth Sense


1h 47m 1999

Brief Synopsis

8-year-old Cole Sear is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. A reluctant channel, Cole is frightened by visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. Confused by his paranormal powers, Cole is too young to understand his purpose and too afraid to tell anyone aout his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe. As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the ominous truth about Cole's supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something harrowing--and unexplainable.

Film Details

Also Known As
Sixième sens, Sixth Sense, Sjätte sinnet
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Horror
Thriller
Release Date
1999
Production Company
American Humane Association; Cineric, Inc.; City of Philadelphia; Eastman Kodak; Greater Philadelphia Film Office; Hollywood Pictures; Home On The Range; Kennedy/Marshall Company; Mike Lemon Casting; Newman Scoring Stage; Panavision, Ltd.; Picturemill; Screen International Security Services, Ltd.; Sound One; Soundelux; Spyglass Entertainment Holdings, Llc; Spyglass Entertainment Holdings, Llc; Stan Winston Studios; Technicolor; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Xeno Lights Inc.
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Buena Vista International; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Forum Film Ltd.; Gbvi; Myndform; Odeon S.A.; SF Studios; Toho-Towa Company; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

8-year-old Cole Sear is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. A reluctant channel, Cole is frightened by visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. Confused by his paranormal powers, Cole is too young to understand his purpose and too afraid to tell anyone aout his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe. As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the ominous truth about Cole's supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something harrowing--and unexplainable.

Crew

Greta Alexander

Scenic Artist

Richard Alonzo

Prosthetic Makeup Artist

Richard Alonzo

Key Artist (Stan Winston Studio/Make-Up Effects)

Lynn Andrews

Production Supervisor

Pete Anthony

Orchestra Conductor

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Chet Baker

Song Performer ("I Fall In Love Too Easily")

Dave Barnes

Sculptor

Kate Bartoldus

Sculptor

Virginia E Beard

Assistant Accountant

Peter Benedek

Special Thanks

David Bergad

Foley Editor

Mary Berkelbach

Medic

Sonia Bhalla

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Robert Biddle

Security (For Bruce Willis (Siss Ltd))

Michael Bigger

Costumer

Teresa Binder

Bruce Willis' Costumer

Timothy Bircheno

Song ("Head")

Thomas Boguski

Production Coordinator

Margaret Boritz

Scenic Artist

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Darin Bouyssou

Mold Department (Stan Winston Studio/Make-Up Effects)

Lewis Bowen

Other

Beth Bowling

Casting Associate

Nigel Boyd

Costumer

Travis Bracht

Song ("Unkown Rider")

Sheridan Braxton

Company Grip

James Breen

Other

Stephen Breimer

Special Thanks

Michael W Brennan

Company Electrician

Thom Bumplauskas

Scenic Artist

Allan Byer

Sound Mixer

Connie Cadwell

Other

Sammy Cahn

Song ("I Fall In Love Too Easily")

Dan Carter

Location Projectionist

James A Casey

Rigging Grip

David Cecil

Rigging Electrician

Jefferson Chaney

Office Assistant

Anne Clements

Assistant

Anne Clements

Assistant (To Barry Mendel)

David A. Cohen

Dialogue Editor

Andrew Conner

Company Electrician

Ben Conrad

Foley Mixer

Joseph T Conway

Assistant Property Master

Daniel C Cook

"B" Camera 2nd Assistant

John S Cook

1st Assistant Editor

Jason Cortazzo

Company Grip

Claire Cowperthwaite

Script Supervisor

Jeffrey Cox

Special Effects

Steve Cremin

Assistant Special Effects Supervisor

Carolyn Crimley

Other

Richard D Curry

Bruce Willis' Driver

David Cutler

Office Assistant

Renee D. Czarapata

Payroll Accountant

Eric Dachs

Apprentice Sound Editor

Syd Dale

Song ("Space Cocktail")

Sherwin Das

Special Thanks

Jennifer Davidoff Cook

Additional Assistant Editor

Carl J Davis

Office Assistant

Glenn R Davis

Company Electrician

Sandy De Crescent

Orchestra Contractor

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Denise Depalma

Medic

Jenni Desnovee

Scenic Artist

Vince Digiacomo

Craft Service

Peter Dinich

Other

Francis X Doerr Jr.

Office Assistant

James T Doherty

1st Grip

Alon Dori

Mold Department (Stan Winston Studio/Make-Up Effects)

Lamont Dozier

Song ("Come See About Me")

Thomas Drescher

Music Editor

Jamie Dunlap

Song Performer ("Crazy Girl")

Jamie Dunlap

Song

Mark Eads

Bruce Willis' Driver

Stephen J Eads

Assistant (To Bruce Willis)

Robert Elhai

Original Music

Garry Elmendorf

Special Effects Supervisor

Joe Everett

Unit Publicist

Megan Fenerty

Production Assistant

Mark Fiedler

Rigging Electrician

William P Fiedler

Generator Operator

Grant Foerster

Foley Recordist

David Fortino

Rigging Grip

Tak Fujimoto

Dp/Cinematographer

Tak Fujimoto

Director Of Photography

Larry Fulton

Production Designer

Dan Gleich

Sound Effects Recording

Marc H. Glick

Special Thanks

David John Golia

Additional Photography

Tim Gordine

Song ("Head")

Christopher F Graneto

Construction Grip/Toolman

Richard Grant

Other

Frank Grasso

Set Dresser

Jeff Habberstad

Stunt Coordinator

Kevin Hackenbeg

Rigging Grip

Emil Clayton Hampton

"B" Camera 1st Assistant

Matthew Hanlon

Rigging Grip

Diane Heery

Extras Casting (Mike Lemon Casting)

William F Hennessy

Set Dresser

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Trevor Hensley

Key Artist (Stan Winston Studio/Make-Up Effects)

Harry Higgins

Other

J T Hill

Electronic Score Producer

Grady Holder

Mold Department (Stan Winston Studio/Make-Up Effects)

Brian Holland

Song ("Come See About Me")

Edward Holland

Song

Robert Holtzman

Assistant Set Decorator/Buyer

James Newton Howard

Original Music

James Newton Howard

Music

Dream Quest Images

Visual Effects Provider

Terry Jackson

Bruce Willis' Stunt Double

Nina Jacobson

Studio Executive

Kenton Jakub

Adr Editor

Sondra James

Voice Casting

Gregory F Johnson

Rigging Grip

Joanna Johnston

Costume Designer

Carey Jones

Mold Department (Stan Winston Studio/Make-Up Effects)

Jo Ann Kane

Music Preparation

Erika S Katz

Scenic Artist

Avy Kaufman

Casting

Kathleen Kelly

Medic

Kathleen Kennedy

Producer

Michael Kirchberger

Re-Recording Mixer

Michael Kirchberger

Sound Designer & Supervising Sound Editor

Tim Landry

Digital Effects Supervisor (Dream Quest Images)

William D Lee

Special Effects Foreman

Paul A Levin

Post-Production Supervisor

Gary Levy

Additional Assistant Editor

Julie Lichter

Casting Associate

Craig Heston Ligget

Rigging Gaffer

Steve Litecky

Assistant Chief Lighting Technician

Laurent Lombard

Song Performer ("Space Cocktail")

Laurent Lombard

Song

David W Lowe

Company Grip

Lindsay Macgowan

Key Artist (Stan Winston Studio/Make-Up Effects)

Steve Mack

Stunt Performer

Gabrielle Mahler

Assistant (To Frank Marshall)

Paul Maiello

Other

Lilene Mansell

Dialect Consultant

Frank Marshall

Producer

Brick Mason

Storyboard Artist

Cory Mccall

Production Assistant

Charles E Mccarry

Assistant Art Director

Susannah Mccarthy

Set Dresser

Anthony Mccray

Supervisor

David K Mccullough

Visual Effects Producer (Dream Quest Images)

Ian Mcgloughlin

Adr Mixer

Mike Meador

Dga Trainee

Barry Mendel

Producer

Samuel L. Mercer

Unit Production Manager

Samuel L. Mercer

Executive Producer

Philip Messina

Art Director

Jason Miller

Assistant (To Barry Mendel)

Morgan Miller

Set Dresser

William A Miller

Key Grip

Gordon Minard

Rigging Electrician

Beverly L. Mink

1st Assistant Accountant

Jeremy Molod

Assistant Sound Editor

Andrew Mondshein

Editor

Marnie Moore

Foley Artist

Doug Moreno

Production Accountant

Raymond Morgan

Production Assistant

John F Morrone

Transportation Coordinator

Douglas Mowat

Set Decorator

Missy Moyer

Facilities Coordinator

Barbara Muehleib

Animal Handler

Chris Murphy

Video Assist

Linda Murphy

Boom Operator

Scott P. Murphy

Assistant Art Director

Shawn Murphy

Score Recorder & Mixer

Kathy Nelson

Executive In Charge Of Music (For The Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group)

Scott Nickoley

Song Performer ("Crazy Girl")

Scott Nickoley

Song

Anne O'brien

Assistant Editor

Margie O'malley

Foley Artist

Mick O'rourke

Stunt Performer

E Larry Oatfield

Sound Effects Editor

Michael Ornelaz

Key Hair (Stan Winston Studio/Make-Up Effects)

Joey Orosco

Key Artist (Stan Winston Studio/Make-Up Effects)

Jim Orr

Special Effects

Jim Orr

Special Effects

Francesca Paris

Key Hairstylist

Bunny Parker

Bruce Willis' Hairstylist

Ken Pattison

Rigging Grip

Ron Phillips

Still Photographer

Sharon Pinkenson

Special Thanks (Executive Director/Greater Philadelphia Film Office)

Sarah Poindexter

Assistant (To Sam Mercer)

Anne Pope

Assistant Sound Editor

Trevanna Post

Post-Production Accountant

Sharon Potts

On-Set Dresser

Gerald Quist

Bruce Willis' Makeup

Mary T Radford

Assistant (To Frank Marshall)

Scott Ramsey

Chief Lighting Technician

Linda Redmon

Costumer

Virle Reid

Production Assistant

David Reynolds

Apprentice Film Editor

Daniel Rieser

Company Grip

Richard Riggs

Other

Kurt Rimmel

Dolly Grip

Scott Andrew Robertson

2nd Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Sixième sens, Sixth Sense, Sjätte sinnet
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Horror
Thriller
Release Date
1999
Production Company
American Humane Association; Cineric, Inc.; City of Philadelphia; Eastman Kodak; Greater Philadelphia Film Office; Hollywood Pictures; Home On The Range; Kennedy/Marshall Company; Mike Lemon Casting; Newman Scoring Stage; Panavision, Ltd.; Picturemill; Screen International Security Services, Ltd.; Sound One; Soundelux; Spyglass Entertainment Holdings, Llc; Spyglass Entertainment Holdings, Llc; Stan Winston Studios; Technicolor; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Xeno Lights Inc.
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Buena Vista International; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Forum Film Ltd.; Gbvi; Myndform; Odeon S.A.; SF Studios; Toho-Towa Company; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Award Nominations

Best Director

1999
M. Night Shyamalan

Best Editing

1999

Best Original Screenplay

1999

Best Picture

1999

Best Supporting Actor

1999
Haley Joel Osment

Best Supporting Actress

1999
Toni Collette

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 1999 award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (M Night Shyamalan) from the Writers Guild of America.

Tak Fujimoto was nominated in the feature film category for the 1999 Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by the American Society of Cinematographers.

Winner of the 1999 award for Best Child Performer (Haley Joel Osment) from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 1999 award for Best Supporting Actor (Haley Joel Osment) from the 1999 Online Film Critics Society.

Winner of three 1999 awards, including Best Original Screenplay (M Night Shyamalan), Best Editing (Andrew Mondshein) and Outstanding New Talent (Haley Joel Osment), from the International Press Aacademy.

Winner of three 1999 People's Choice Awards for Favorite Motion Picture, Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture and Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Drama (Bruce Willis).

Released in United States Summer August 6, 1999

Expanded Release in United States February 11, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 2000

Released in United States on Video March 28, 2000

M Night Shyamalan reportedly received $2.25 million for the screenplay.

M Night Shyamalan reportedly received $2.25 million for the screenplay.

Began shooting September 21, 1998.

Completed shooting November 13, 1998.

Spyglass Entertainment was formerly Caravan Pictures.

Expanded releases in USA February 18, 2000.

Released in United States Summer August 6, 1999

Expanded Release in United States February 11, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 2000

Released in United States on Video March 28, 2000

M. Night Shyamalan was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in 1999 by the Directors Guild of America.