Behind the scenes of The Sixth Sense


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The Sixth Sense released on August 2, 1999. Director M. Night Shyamalan is known for his shocking twist endings.

By: Joseph Sanfilippo, Editor

The Disney executive who bought the rights was fired because of it

At the time, Walt Disney Studios president David Vogel immediately paid $2.25 million for the rights to The Sixth Sense. His superiors were angry because M. Night Shyamalan’s film was very expensive. Vogel’s boss expected him to give up some of his power. When Vogel refused, he was terminated. The movie went on to become a critical success.


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