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The Happening (2008)

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Mystery/Drama/Suspense/Thriller/Science-Fiction · 1h 31m · 6/13/2008

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We've Sensed It. We've Seen The Signs. Now... It's Happening.

Description

From director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) comes a lightning-paced, heart-pounding paranoid thriller about a family on the run from an inexplicable and unstoppable event that threatens not only humankind . . . but the most basic human instinct of them all: survival. 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 (Academy Award nominee 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 (Emmy Award winner 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.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Languages

French, English

Countries

United States, India

Production Companies

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, UTV Motion Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Blinding Edge Pictures, Dune Entertainment

Budget

$48,000,000

Revenue

$163,403,799
Cast
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Keith Bullard

Man in Crowd at Crossroads (as Keith E. Bullard)
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Brian Anthony Wilson

Arguing Man in Crowd
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Chelsea Connell

High School Student (uncredited)
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Bill Shusta

Radio Newsman (voice)
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Kirk Penberthy

Radio Announcer (voice)
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Alex Craft

Truck Passenger Boy
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Catrina Villani

Student (uncredited)
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Kathy Hart

Vice Principal
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Rich Chew

Jeep Passenger #2 (as Richard Chew)
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Carmen Bitonti

Mangled Construction Worker
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Wes Heywood

Radio Voice (voice)
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Julia Yorks

Young Woman Voice on Phone (voice)
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Allie Habberstad

Truck Passenger Girl
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Frank Aptacy

Dog Walker (uncredited)
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Michael Biscardi

Jogger in the Park (uncredited)
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Robert Bizik

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Chris Bowyer

Traveler (uncredited)
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Anthony C. Brown

College Student (uncredited)
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Lee Burkett

Urban Refugee (uncredited)
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Catherine Cahill

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Edward James Hyland

Professor Kendall Wallace
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Michael Den Dekker

Construction Worker (uncredited)
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Tony Devon

Simon (uncredited)
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Christian Dorsey

Traveler (uncredited)
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Devon Drew

Student (uncredited)
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Farris Ellington

Girl in Rural Group 2 (uncredited)
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Robert Fazio

Young Businessman (uncredited)
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Ruben Fischman

Businessman on Train (uncredited)
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Richard Graves

College Student (uncredited)
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Dom Howe

Student (uncredited)
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Mark Jacobson

Conductor (uncredited)
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William James Kelly

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Sid Doherty

Radio News Anchor
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Austin Cope

Extra (uncredited)
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Leilani Goode

Train Station Patron (uncredited)
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Michael J. Kraycik

Businessman (uncredited)
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Mark Pricskett

Diner Local (uncredited)
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Nick Tentilucci

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Sophia Paulmier

Student Talking on Phone (uncredited)
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Nikki Prantil

Last Child to Die (uncredited)
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Traci Law

Train Passenger #3 (uncredited)
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Nicole Lee

Tourist (uncredited)
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Roberto Lombardi

Father in Elliot's Group (uncredited)
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Art Lyle

Businessman (uncredited)
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Nicholas Alexander Martino

Student with Skateboard (uncredited)
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Chris McMullin

School Maintainance Man (uncredited)
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Jeffrey Mowery

Backwords Walker (uncredited)
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Ken Myers

Businessman (uncredited)
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Enrique Novello

Jogger (uncredited)
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Mauricio Ovalle

Construction Crew (uncredited)
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Joseph Tornatore

Train Conductor #3 (uncredited)
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Lisa Furst

Teacher in Auditorium (as Lisa Gunn)
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Rick Foster

Railway Police Officer
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Marc H. Glick

P.A. System Conductor
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Don Castro

Philadelphia Police Officer
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Bill Chemerka

Taxi Driver - Sal
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Jann Ellis

Older Woman with Dog
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Whitney Sugarman

Passenger
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Mary Ellen Driscoll

Woman Passenger
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Greg Wood

Passenger at Counter
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Peter Appel

Diner Owner
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Eoin O'Shea

Passenger #1
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Michael Quinlan

Passenger #2
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Lyman Chen

Passenger #3
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Brian O'Halloran

Jeep Driver (as Brian C. O'Halloran)
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Megan Grace

Jeep Passenger #1 (as Megan Mazaika)
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Nancy Sokerka

Radio Caller Fay (voice)
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Samantha Steffen

Schoolgirl (uncredited)
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Jared Uhrich

Jogger in the Park (uncredited)
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Joseph F. Petrone

Train Station Tourist (uncredited)
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Scott Troost

Young Man Walking Backwards (uncredited)
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Vincent Riviezzo

Traveler (uncredited)
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Sam Rocco

Passenger (uncredited)
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Jordan Romero

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Megan Rose

Cafe Guest (uncredited)
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Kurt Runkle

Urban Refugee (uncredited)
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Christina Sampson

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Ben Samuels

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Chuck Schanamann

Businessman (uncredited)
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Adam Schoon

Mr. Jones (uncredited)
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Eugene Smith

Business Man (uncredited)
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Charles Pendelton

Restroom Patron (uncredited)
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Lee Squire

Student (uncredited)
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Kerry O'Malley

Woman on Cell Phone
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Robert Lenzi

Jake
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Alexander Emmert

Wandering Man in Park (uncredited)
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Mark Wahlberg

Elliot Moore
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Doug Walker

Roof Man the Great (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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Mike Wilson

Business Traveler (uncredited)
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John Wooten

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Scott Yannick

Park Bench Newspaper Reader (uncredited)
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Basil Kershner

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Ron Parson

Travler (uncredited)
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Betty Buckley

Mrs. Jones
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Lindsey Zajac

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Zooey Deschanel

Alma Moore
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Adam Danoff

Jogger in Philadelphia (uncredited)
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John Leguizamo

Julian
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Ashlyn Sanchez

Jess
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Stosh Zona

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Steven J. Klaszky

Train Conductor #2 (uncredited)
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Derege Harding

Train Conductor
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Stéphane Debac

French Bicyclist
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Kimberly Villanova

Passenger (uncredited)
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Joseph Villani

Student (uncredited)
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Robert Bailey Jr.

Jared
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Frank Collison

Nursery Owner
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Jeremy Strong

Private Auster
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Alan Ruck

Principal
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Victoria Clark

Nursery Owner's Wife
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M. Night Shyamalan

Joey (voice)
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Alison Folland

Woman Reading on Bench with Hair Pin
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Kristen Connolly

Woman Reading on Bench
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Cornell Womack

Construction Foreman
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Curtis McClarin

Construction Crew Member
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Dan Van Wert

Police Officer (uncredited)
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Shayna Levine

Teenage Girl in Jeep
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Spencer Breslin

Josh
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Cyrille Thouvenin

French Bicyclist's Friend
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Alicia Taylor

U.S. Reporter
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Armand Schultz

Talk Show Host
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Stephen Singer

Dr. Ross
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Sophie Burke

Student Named Laura
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Alex Van Kooy

Boy in Class
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Charlie Saxton

Student Named Dylan
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Greg SmithAldridge

Zoo Employee (as Greg Smith Aldridge)
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Babita Hariani

Medical Correspondent
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Ukee Washington

Local News Anchor
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John Ottavino

Network News Anchor
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Jennifer Butler

Screaming Mother (uncredited)
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Joel de la Fuente

Realtor (as Joel De La Fuente)
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Ashley Brimfield

Woman in Group
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Mara Hobel

Woman with Hands Over Ears
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James Breen

Farmhouse Voice (voice) (as James 'Jimbo' Breen)
Crew
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M. Night Shyamalan

Director
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M. Night Shyamalan

Writer
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Tak Fujimoto

Cinematograpy
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James Newton Howard

Music
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Conrad Buff

Editor
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M. Night Shyamalan

Producer
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Sam Mercer

Producer
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Barry Mendel

Producer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Happening

(Blu-ray)

10/16/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

The Happening

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

9/8/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

The Happening

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/14/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

The Happening

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Happening

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Happening

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Happening

(Blu-ray)

10/7/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Happening

(Blu-ray)

7/10/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Happening

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

10/7/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Happening

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/7/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Happening

(DVD)

10/7/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Happening

(DVD)

10/7/2008

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