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Unbreakable (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  22 November 2000 (USA)
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A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Audrey Dunn (as Robin Wright Penn)
Johnny Hiram Jamison ...
Comic Book Clerk
Elizabeth Lawrence ...
School Nurse
David Dunn Age 20 (as David Duffield)
Orange Suit Man
ER Doctor


This suspense thriller unfolds as the audience is introduced to David Dunn. Not only is he the sole survivor of a horrific train-crash that killed 131 people he doesn't have a scratch on him. Elijah Price is an obscure character who approaches Dunn with a seemingly far fetched theory behind it all. Written by Filmtwob <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements including some disturbing violent content, and for a crude sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No Ordinary Man  »

Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,330,771 (USA) (24 November 2000)


ESP 1,581,751,980 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The number that scrolls across the news screen, 800-656-1482, when David Dunn's son is watching TV is owned by ABC/Disney. This number can also be seen in the movie Sky High (2005). The number takes you to an ABC operator which then explains the number to the caller. See more »


At several points they show comic book images which are supposed to be from the "silver age", the 1950s-1960s. However, the art displayed in them is not accurate for the period and is closer to the style predominant in the industry in the 1990s. See more »


Elijah Price: Do you know what the scariest thing is? To not know your place in this world, to not know why you're here. That's - that's just an awful feeling.
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Referenced in The Office: Diwali (2006) See more »


Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)
Written by Virgil F. Stewart (as V.F. ("Pappy") Stewart)
Performed by Solomon Burke
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Hugely underrated and misunderstood movie
10 January 2006 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I love this film. I'm the only person I know who doesn't hate it, but I cannot fathom why it gets such a bad rap from everybody. It seems that Shyamalan's films have this a running theme - with the notable exception of the Sixth Sense, which pretty much everyone seems to get. He makes movies that are very subtle, and which seem to need you to focus on them just right to fully grasp what he was trying to do. I've enjoyed all his movies, but for me the alien part of Signs takes a lot away from what I believe to be the central storyline and as such the whole movie suffers a little. Yet I know other people who think Signs is his best, specifically because of the way the alien plot line accentuates the central one.

Unbreakable is a beautifully simple film, but I think it has to hit you just right for you to completely get it. All the actors nail their parts, particularly Bruce Willis and his kid. Shyamalan takes an interesting (if slightly fringe) theory and puts it in a real world context, with a real family. Somehow he manages to never go overboard with it and - for me at least - it gripped me from the first moment to the last. Samuel L Jackson's character history is really nicely crafted in the middle of the other plot lines and you get genuinely involved in the people Shyamalan has created.

Don't get caught up in all the talk of the twist ending. The ending is good, but if you spend the whole movie waiting for this tumultuous twist you'll inevitably be disappointed, and the movie stands alone without it.

Don't go into this movie expecting another Sixth Sense or Signs. It's very very subtle and very understated. If you don't like slow movies, just don't watch this because it moves at a very sedate pace, but I personally think you'll be missing out. You'll likely either love it or you'll loathe it, but at least it will make an impression.

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