The Sixth Sense

Corrected entry: Cole confesses his secret to Malcolm by uttering the eternal words 'I see DEAD people', but at the end, when Malcolm discovers the truth, he thinks about Cole's secret and we hear Cole say 'I SEE PEOPLE'.

Correction: In the scene, we are experiencing the memories from Malcolm's point of view, and Malcolm was skeptical of Cole's ability until toward the end of the movie. First, Malcolm remembers that Cole said, "I see people", but it didn't start to dawn on him until he remembers Cole's next statement, "They don't know they're dead." Then, he realizes all the clues that he missed and understands that he is dead. By the end of the flashback sequence, he has a new perspective on death and life. So, this isn't a mistake. It's the result of Malcolm's gradual realization of his own death through slowly remembering things that Cole had told him previously.

Corrected entry: Bruce Willis's clothes are inconsistent. He keeps on wearing the grey shirt (which he was wearing when he was shot), but manages to acquire a tie, suitcoat and overcoat after he is dead.

R W Hlavac

Correction: If you watch the DVD it is explained that Bruce's character wears clothes that he had been wearing on the day that he died (not necessarily the precise moment he died), so that is where he got the tie and coat etc. from.

mandy gasson

Corrected entry: When Vincent shoots himself in the bathroom, you hear the splatter, but you can still see part of the bathroom door, and no blood is visible. (00:10:10)

Correction: I checked it frame-by-frame, the camera pans away from the bathroom, a gunshot is heard, and we never see the bathroom again.

Anthony Chiaro

Corrected entry: One of the rules in the movie is "Dead people don't know they are dead". But it's obvious that both the murdered girl (she gives Cole a video where she can see how is she poisoned in order to incriminate her mother) and his grandmother (she tells him an answer to his mother) knows it. Both cases break the rule.

Correction: He actually says that dead people don't always know they're dead.

Corrected entry: When Malcolm arrives for dinner at the restaurant with his wife he says: "I thought you meant the other Italian restaurant I asked you to marry me at". When, and why, could she have said this to him? She can't see him because he's dead, so why would she be talking about where she wanted to go for their anniversary meal.

Correction: We don't know where Malcolm gets his information. No one really hired him to meet with Cole either, and no one told him when Cole had been sent to the hospital, but he knew anyway. But since the dead does not know they are dead there must be some outside force that work on Malcolm's mind, giving him such information, so that the illusion he has about still being alive is maintained.


Corrected entry: I enjoy the scene with 'Stuttering Stanley', but how does Cole know about this? There is nothing else in the movie about Cole having knowledge of living people's childhoods, or other secrets. He sees dead people, that's all.


Correction: Later it shows him talking to a ghost that had been burned. Stanley then mentions of a fire that happened when he went to school there. It is safe to assume that this ghost told Cole about it when she was trying to get his help earlier.

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Continuity mistake: The tape is labelled "Vincent Grey" in the first shot, but the label disappears in the next shot. (01:11:32)

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Trivia: The doctor that treats Cole after the incident at the birthday party is played by director M. Night Shamalyan. Interesting about this scene is that Shamalyan came from a family of doctors, including his wife who is one. He also at one time wanted to become a doctor before he decided on a career in filmmaking.

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Question: Why does the female ghost in Cole's house keep on opening the drawers and cupboards?


Chosen answer: She lived in the house and is repeating actions she took so many times during her life, as if trying to relive it.

Brenda Elzin

Answer: Traditionally, ghosts that are angry will do things like open all the cupboards just to try and be noticed, or to mess with people. And maybe she is looking for food that is not there because her husband is a terrible man who does not give her money to buy food, but always gets mad because she has not made dinner, so she is always looking for food in the cupboards.

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