Superhero thriller film “Unbreakable” by M. Night Shyamalan

Theatrical premiere: November 22, 2000 (United States)
Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard


Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Screenplay by: M. Night Shyamalan
Running time: 106 minute
Budget: $75 million
Box office: $248.1 million

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Actor Bruce Willis and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan reunite after the surprise success of The Sixth Sense for this supernatural thriller. David Dunne (Willis) is taking a train from New York City back home to Philadelphia after a job interview that didn’t go well when his car jumps the tracks and collides with an oncoming engine, with David the only survivor among the 131 passengers on board. Astoundingly, David is not only alive, he hardly seems to have been touched. As David wonders what has happened to him and why he was able to walk away, he encounters a mysterious stranger, Elijah Prince (Samuel L. Jackson), who explains to David that there are a certain number of people who are “unbreakable” — they have remarkable endurance and courage, a predisposition toward dangerous behavior, and feel invincible but also have strange premonitions of terrible events. Is David “unbreakable”? And if he is, what are the physical and psychological ramifications of this knowledge?

“Unbreakable” Trailer

“Unbreakable” Cast in Stills

Bruce Willis as David Dunn
Davis Duffield plays a 20 year old David
Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass
Johnny Hiram Jamison plays a 13 year old Elijah.
Robin Wright Penn as Audrey Dunn
Laura Regan plays a 20 year old Audrey
Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn
Charlayne Woodard as Mrs. Price
Eamonn Walker as Dr. Mathison
Leslie Stefanson as Kelly
Michaelia Carroll as Babysitter
Bostin Christopher as Comic Book Clerk
Elizabeth Lawrence as School Nurse
Chance Kelly as Orange Suit Man
Michael Kelly as Dr. Dubin
M. Night Shyamalan as Stadium Drug Dealer

Film stills from “Unbreakable”

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