Sixth Sense, The (film) Cole Sear, an 8-year-old boy, is haunted by his ability to “see dead people.” A helpless and reluctant channel, Cole is terrified by threatening 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 terrified to tell anyone, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe, about his torment. As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the ominous truth about Cole’s supernatural abilities, they both receive a jolt that awakens them to something harrowing and unexplainable. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. A Hollywood Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment presentation. Released on August 6, 1999. Stars Bruce Willis (Malcolm Crowe), Toni Collette (Lynn Sear), Olivia Williams (Anna Crowe), Haley Joel Osment (Cole Sear), Donnie Wahlberg (Vincent Gray). 107 min. The film was produced at various locations in Shyamalan’s hometown, Philadelphia, and it went on to do phenomenal business at the box office, becoming Disney’s highest grossing live-action motion picture. It also received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Haley Joel Osment), and Best Supporting Actress (Toni Collette). Released on video in 2000.