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The Happening (2008)
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The Happening (2008) Elliot Moore is a high school science teacher who quizzes his class one day about an article in the New york Times. It's about the sudden, mysterious disappearance of bees. yet again Nature is doing something inexplicable, and whatever science has to say about it will be, in the end, only a theory. Scientists will bring out more theories, but no explanations, when a more urgent dilemma hits the planet. It begins in Central Park. Suddenly and inexplicably, the behavior of everyone in the park changes in a most bizarre and horrible way. Soon, the strange behavior spreads throughout the city and beyond. Elliot, his wife, Alma, and Jess, the young daughter of a friend, will only have theories to guide them where to run and where to hide. But theories may not be enough.

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

Also Known As:
Green Planet
The Green Effect

Title: Happening, The
Release Date: June 13, 2008
Runtime: 91 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, French
Country: USA, India
Colors: Color
Sound: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Buried.com Rating: 6.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violent and disturbing images.

M. Night Shyamalan

Mark Wahlberg ...Elliot Moore
Zooey Deschanel ...Alma Moore
John Leguizamo ...Julian
Ashlyn Sanchez ...Jess
Betty Buckley ...Mrs. Jones
Spencer Breslin ...Josh
Robert Bailey Jr. ...Jared
Frank Collison ...Nursery Owner
Jeremy Strong ...Pvt. Auster - MP
Alan Ruck ...Principal
Victoria Clark ...Nursery Owner's Wife
M. Night Shyamalan ...Joey (voice)
Alison Folland ...Claire - Woman Reading on Bench with Hair Pin
Kristen Connolly ...Woman Reading on Bench
Cornell Womack ...Construction Foreman
Curtis McClarin ...Construction Crew Member (as Curtis McLarin)
Robert Lenzi ...Jake
Derege Harding ...Train Conductor
Kerry O'Malley ...Woman on Cell Phone
Shayna Levine ...Teenage Girl in Jeep
Stephane Debac ...French Bicyclist
Cyrille Thouvenin ...French Bicyclist's Friend
Babita Hariani ...Medical Correspondent
Alicia Taylor ...U.S. Reporter
Edward James Hyland ...Prof. Kendall Wallace
Armand Schultz ...Talk Show Host
Stephen Singer ...Dr. Ross
Sophie Burke ...Student Named Laura
Alex Van Kooy ...Boy in Class
Charlie Saxton ...Student Named Dylan

» [more cast members]

John Bernard
Barry Mendel
Sam Mercer
Jose L. Rodriguez
John Rusk
M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan

James Newton Howard

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Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Black Water"
"Jealous Heart"
"Piano Concerto Nš21 In C K467 ('Elvira Madigan': 2.Andante)"
"Smooth As Silk"

More Movie Taglines:
  • We've Sensed It. We've Seen The Signs. Now... It's Happening.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Alma Moore: [as they are abandoned] Can you believe how crappy people are?
  • [first lines] Woman Reading on Bench with Hair Pin: I forgot where I am. Woman Reading on Bench: You're at the place where the killers meet to decide what to do with the crippled girl.
  • Train Conductor: The train service has been discountinued. This will be the last stop for all passengers. Elliot Moore: Hey, what do you mean? Where are we? Train Conductor: Filbert, Pennsylvania. Elliot Moore: Filbert? Does anybody know where that is? Why are you giving me one useless piece of information at a time? What's going on? Hey, why would you just stop? You can't just leave us here! Train Conductor: Sir, we lost contact. Elliot Moore: With whom? Train Conductor: Everyone.
  • Elliot Moore: You're not interested in what happened to the bees? [Jake shakes his head] Elliot Moore: You should be more interested in science, Jake. You know why? Because your face is perfect. The problem is, your face is perfect at 15. Now if you were interested in science, you would know facts like the human nose and ears grow a fraction of an inch each year. So a perfect balance of features now might not look so perfect five years from now, and might look down right whack ten years from now. [students laugh] Elliot Moore: Come on, buddy. Take an interest in science. What could be the reason bees have vanished? Jake: [after a long pause] An act of nature, and we'll never fully understand it. Elliot Moore: Nice answer, Jake. He's right. Science will come up with some reason to put in the books, but in the end it'll be just a theory. I mean, we will fail to acknowledge that there are forces at work beyond our understanding. To be a scientist, you must have a respectful awe for the laws of nature. [Jake raises his hand] Elliot Moore: Jake? Jake: How much does the human nose grow each year? Elliot Moore: It's miniscule, buddy. Okay? Don't worry about it. You're going to be a heartthrob your whole life. I was just messing with you.
  • Principal: [to concerned teachers] Alright, there appears to be an event happening. Central Park was just hit by what seems to be a terrorist attack. They're not clear on the scale yet. It's some kind of airborne chemical toxin that's been released in and around the park. They said to watch for warning signs. The first stage is confused speech. The second stage is physical disorientation, loss of direction. The third stage... is fatal.
Movie Trivia:
  • M. Night Shyamalan wrote the screenplay with Mark Wahlberg specifically in mind for the lead role.
  • M. Night Shyamalan's first film to have an R rating.
  • According to director M. Night Shyamalan, 85% of this movie takes place outside.
  • The film took 44 days to shoot, which began on August 6, 2007. This is exactly eight years to the day since the start of production of The Sixth Sense (1999).
  • The movie was shot completely in sequence.
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