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The Happening

5.1
41,501
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Original title
The Happening
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
M. Night Shyamalan
Music
James Newton Howard
Cinematography
Tak Fujimoto
Cast
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Producer
20th Century-Fox Film Corporation / UTV Motion Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment / Blinding Edge Pictures
Genre
Sci-Fi. Mystery. Horror
Synopsis / Plot
A paranoid thriller about a family on the run from a natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity. It begins with no clear warning. It seems to come out of nowhere. In a matter of minutes, episodes of strange, chilling deaths that defy reason and boggle the mind in their shocking destructiveness, erupt in major American cities. What is causing this sudden, total breakdown of human behavior? Is it some kind of new terrorist attack, an experiment gone wrong, a diabolical toxic weapon, an out-of-control virus? Is it being transmitted by air, by water.. how?

For Philadelphia high school science teacher Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg) what matters most is finding a way to escape the mysterious and deadly phenomenon. Though he and his wife Alma (Zooey Deschanel) are in the midst of a marital crisis, they hit the road, first by train, then by car, with Elliot's math teacher friend Julian (John Leguizamo) and his 8 year-old daughter Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez), heading for the Pennsylvania farmlands where they hope they'll be out of reach of the grisly, ever-growing attacks. Yet it soon becomes clear that no one -- and nowhere -- is safe. This terrifying, invisible killer cannot be outrun. It is only when Elliot begins to discover the true nature of what is lurking out there -- and just what has unleashed this force that threatens the future of humanity -- that he discovers a sliver of hope that his fragile family might be able to escape what is happening.
Awards
2008: 4 Nominations for Razzie Awards: including Worst Picture, Director and Actor
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