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F-0268

Title:

Unbreakable

Category:

S

Produced:

2000

Country:

USA

Released:

Film: Nov 2000 (USA)
DVD: Sep 2003 (3-DVD)
VHS: ?
Soundtrack: Nov 2000 (CD)

Director:

M. Night Shyamalan

Writer:

M. Night Shyamalan

Actors:

Bruce Willis (David Dunn); Samuel L. Jackson (Elijah Price); Robin Wright Penn (Audrey Dunn); Spencer Treat Clark (Joseph Dunn); Charlayne Woodard (Elijah's Mother); Eamonn Walker (Dr. Mathison); Leslie Stefanson (Kelly); Johnny Hiram Jamison (Elijah Age 13); Michaelia Carroll (Babysitter); Bostin Christopher (Comic Book Clerk); Elizabeth Lawrence (School Nurse); David Duffield (David Dunn Age 20); Laura Regan (Audrey Inverso Age 20); Chance Kelly (Orange Suit Man); Michael Kelly (Doctor Dubin)

Description:

A suspense thriller with supernatural overtones that revolves around a man who learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.

This suspense thriller unfolds as the audience is introduced to David Dunn, played by Willis. Not only is he the sole survivor of a horrific train-crash that killed 131 people he doesn't have a scratch on him. Samuel L Jackson plays an obscure character who approaches Dunn with a seemingly far fetched theory behind it all rocketing off an enticing thriller with a sci fi twist (Filmtwob)

Security Guard David Dunn miraculously survives a catastrophic train crash outside Philadelphia. Not only is he the sole survivor out of 132 passengers, he also is completely unharmed. A little later, comic book specialist Elijah Price contacts him to confront David with an incredible theory: Elijah, who has been nicknamed "Mr. Glass" due to his more than fragile bones, thinks that David has got all which he himself lacks. The two of them "seem to be linked by a curve, but sitting on opposite ends". First, David does not believe the strange man, but every single thing he had said proves to be true: David has never ever been hurt or sick in his life, his physical strength is larger than normal and he has a skill which others don't. Slowly, David begins to discover the shocking truth behind Mr. Price's assumptions. But after all, David's fate is not only to find his real place in the world. It also is about proving Elijah's theory of his own existence. (Julian Reischl)

David Dunn's marriage is crumbling, and he's thinking of moving to New York. Then when he's coming home from a job interview, his train derails and he is the only survivor. More than that, he doesn't have a scratch on him. David is contacted by Elijah Price, who runs a comic book art gallery and suffers from a genetic condition that makes his bones very easy to break. Elijah has been a comic book fan all his life, and has developed a theory that they are what remains of an ancient system of storytelling, and the superheroes they are about are based on real people. Elijah believes David may be one of these people. He has hardly ever been injured or sick, and he has tremendous strength, plus an uncanny ability to tell if someone is about to or has done something bad. David doesn't know what to think about the theory, or Elijah himself. However, events soon conspire to convince him he may be a superhero after all. (rmlohner)

A security guard named David Dunn (Willis) is coming home from work, when the train he is on is suddenly derailed, the train crashes, and he is the sole survivor, out of 132 people. Without a scratch on his body. Soon he is contacted by comic-book store owner Elijah Price (Jackson) whose bones are easily breakable, who claims David is a superhero. (neo101)

Language:

English

TT:

106 min / 320 min (3-DVD)

J.S. Bach's Music:

Allemande (Mvt. 2) from English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807
Murray Perahia (Piano)
From: Bach: English Suites Nos. 2, 4 & 5 (Vol. 2) (Sony Classical) [K-2]
Courtesy of Sony Classical, by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

Fugue in C major, BWV 953 (from Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Friedemann Bach)

Fugue in C major, BWV 952 (from Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Friedemann Bach)

Prelude in G major, BWV 902 (from Prelude & Fughetta in G major, BWV 902)
Glenn Gould (Piano)
From: Bach: Partitas BWV 825-830 · Preludes & Fugues (Sony) [K-4]
Courtesy of Sony Classical, by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Courtesy of The Estate of Glenn Gould

Format:

Film: Color, DTS-ES / Dolby Digital EX / SDDS
DVD: See below.
VHS: See below.
Soundtrack: CD

Company:

Film: Touchstone Pictures (presents); Blinding Edge Pictures; Barry Mendel Productions; Limited Edition Productions Inc.
DVD: Walt Disney Video
VHS: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Soundtrack: Hollywood Records [CD]

Comments:

3-DVD Set includes: M. Night Shyamalan Vista Series Collection (The Sixth Sense/Signs/Unbreakable).

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com [PAL, Widescreen, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Region 4]
3-DVD: Amazon.com [Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Surround Sound, Widescreen, NTSC, Region1]
VHS: Amazon.com [NTSC]
Soundtrack: Amazon.com [CD]

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Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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