Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

Unbreakable (Touchstone Movie)

“Unbreakable” is a psychological thriller superhero film released by Touchstone Pictures in 2000. It was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robin Wright.

The film follows the story of David Dunn, played by Bruce Willis, a security guard who miraculously survives a train crash that kills everyone else on board. He becomes the sole survivor and attracts the attention of Elijah Price, portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, a comic book art dealer with a rare condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, which makes his bones extremely fragile.

Elijah believes that David might possess superhuman abilities due to his survival, leading him to believe that David is an actual superhero. As David starts to question his own strength and durability, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the help of Elijah.

“Unbreakable” is known for its unique take on the superhero genre, exploring the psychology of superhuman abilities and the impact they have on ordinary individuals. The film delves into the concept of identity, destiny, and the idea that extraordinary abilities might exist within ordinary people.

Shyamalan’s signature storytelling style is evident throughout the film, with its slow-burning narrative, subtle twists, and thought-provoking themes. The movie showcases the strength of human resilience and the potential for heroism within the most unexpected individuals.

The performances of Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson are lauded for their depth and nuance, bringing complex characters to life. Willis portrays a man struggling to accept his potential as a hero, while Jackson embodies a fascinating and enigmatic antagonist.

Upon its release, “Unbreakable” received positive reviews from critics and has since gained a cult following. It is often considered one of M. Night Shyamalan’s best works and is celebrated for its originality in the superhero genre.

In 2019, Shyamalan released a sequel titled “Glass,” which brought together the characters of “Unbreakable” with those from another of his films, “Split.” The trilogy continued to explore the themes of extraordinary abilities and the complexities of human nature, further solidifying “Unbreakable” as a unique and influential film in the superhero genre.

Additional Details


  • Bruce Willis: David Dunn
  • Davis Duffield: 20-year-old David.
  • Samuel L. Jackson: Elijah Price / Mr. Glass
  • Johnny Hiram Jamison: 13-year-old Elijah.
  • Robin Wright: Audrey Dunn
  • Laura Regan: 20-year-old Audrey.
  • Spencer Treat Clark: Joseph Dunn
  • Charlayne Woodard: Mrs. Price
  • Eamonn Walker: Dr. Mathison
  • Leslie Stefanson: Kelly
  • Michaelia Carroll: Babysitter
  • Whitney Sugarman: Physical Therapist
  • Bostin Christopher: Comic Book Clerk
  • Elizabeth Lawrence: School Nurse
  • Chance Kelly: Orange Suit Man
  • Michael Kelly: Dr. Dubin
  • M. Night Shyamalan: Stadium Drug Dealer


  • Director: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Producers: M. Night Shyamalan, Barry Mendel and Sam Mercer
  • Writer: M. Night Shyamalan

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