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Sixth Sense, The, Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis)

Site Rating: 97%
(ratings: 3)
Writeup Rating: 70%
(ratings: 2)
Film: Sixth Sense, The (1999)
Deceased Character: Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis)
Archetype: Goody (Major)
Killed by: Vincent Grey (Donnie Wahlberg)
Killed with: Gun


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Written by Mr. Mouseburger 5th Nov 2007

Eminent child psychologist Crowe regrets bringing his work home with him when, after an evening out with his wife, he is confronted in the bathroom by a teen called Vincent who is wearing nothing apart from a pair of the dullest Y-fronts in cinematic history.

It doesnt take a Dr. Spock to work out from Vincent's tear streaked face and haunted look that not all of this young man's dogs are barking!

We learn through backstory that Vincent suffered from "hallucinations", not too dissimilar to Cole (the child star of the film), but unlike Cole, Crowe has not managed to cure Vincent, and so Vincent, angry at Crowe's inability to help him, shoots the Doctor in the stomach.

If you are reading this, then you will realise this shot has killed Dr Crowe, but the film continues as if he is not dead, and the revelation is only uncovered at the end of the film, when Cole declares "I see dead people", when it becomes apparent that Crowe died the night of the shooting and was a ghost all along. 



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Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis)

Last Updated: 2nd Jun 2008
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This review has 4 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'Matt' (reply to this comment)
I see Mouseburger! Welcome back!

Oh, and what's with the huge blank space at the bottom of the review?
Comment 2 by 'Bill (at school- again)' (reply to this comment)
Revenge? He was angry at him for failing to help him..
Comment 3 by 'Ravi' (reply to this comment)
Now my question is straight and I would appreciate anyone who will answer my query. In last we come to know Dr. Malcolm is dead,

but when he gets shot, there is screen where it is written THE NEXT FALL, so obviously it means that Dr. Malcolm has recovered from bullet shot and back to work with a new case, and then directly in end its is shown he is dead, its so confusing, because dr. malcolm speaks with coles mother, so when exactly dr malcolm died???????????????? answer to ravi.exe@gmail.com
Comment 4 by 'FKAJ' (reply to this comment)
Anonymous User Wrote:
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> Now my question is straight and I would appreciate
> anyone who will answer my query. In last we come
> to know Dr. Malcolm is dead,
>
> but when he gets shot, there is screen where it is
> written THE NEXT FALL, so obviously it means that
> Dr. Malcolm has recovered from bullet shot and
> back to work with a new case, and then directly in
> end its is shown he is dead, its so confusing,
> because dr. malcolm speaks with coles mother, so
> when exactly dr malcolm died????????????????
> answer to ravi.exe@gmail.com

Watch it again. No one besides Cole ever acknowledges Malcolm's presence.

That said, I have no explanation for how Malcolm and Cole's original therapy session was ever organised. It's been suggested that that happened before his death, but that doesn't fit with the "Next Fall" caption.