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The Happening

2008 , 1h 31m
Overview

When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister? John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley co-star in this thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.

  • Director: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley, Ashlyn Sanchez

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Film Awards

3 wins13 nominations
out of 6,004 movie awards
  • ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards

    Top Box Office Films

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  • International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)

    Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film

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Ratings

5
18%
34

Cast

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“More Thrilling” as in Emotional Response

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    The Happening FAQ

    The Happening won 2009 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, 2009 International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA), 2008 Internet Film Critic Society.
    The certification of The Happening is R.
    The production budget of The Happening was 60,000,000 USD.
    When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister? John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley co-star in this thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan..
    On November 20, 2020, there were 5242 public reaction to The Happening including intellectually stimulating, mind bending, more thrilling, too thrilling, more intense.
    The revenue of The Happening was 163,403,799 USD.
    The casts of The Happening are Mark Wahlberg starring as Elliot Moore, Zooey Deschanel starring as Alma Moore, John Leguizamo starring as Julian, Betty Buckley starring as Mrs. Jones, Ashlyn Sanchez starring as Jess, Jeremy Strong starring as Private Auster.
    The full version of The Happening is provided by Apple iTunes , DIRECTV , FandangoNOW , Microsoft Store , Vudu , Amazon Video , YouTube , Redbox , Google Play Movies , Amazon Prime Video
    The genre of The Happening is Thriller,Science Fiction.
    On November 20, 2020, the IMDB rating of The Happening is 5.0/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 18/100, Metacritic rating is 34/100, TMDB rating is 5/10.
    The runtime of The Happening is 91 minutes.
    The release date of The Happening is June 11, 2008.