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The sole survivor of a devastating train wreck chances upon a stranger who offers a bizarre explanation as to why he escaped without a single scratch.

Primary Title
  • Unbreakable
Date Broadcast
  • Saturday 28 January 2017
Release Year
  • 2000
Start Time
  • 23 : 25
Finish Time
  • 01 : 35
  • 130:00
  • TVNZ 2
  • Television New Zealand
Programme Description
  • The sole survivor of a devastating train wreck chances upon a stranger who offers a bizarre explanation as to why he escaped without a single scratch.
  • M
Owning Collection
  • Chapman Archive
Broadcast Platform
  • Television
  • English
Captioning Languages
  • English
Live Broadcast
  • No
Rights Statement
  • Made for the University of Auckland's educational use as permitted by the Screenrights Licensing Agreement.
  • Feature films--United States
  • Railroad accidents--Drama
  • Comic book fans--Drama
  • Male friendship--Drama
  • Drama
  • Mystery
  • Science fiction
  • M. Night Shyamalan (Director)
  • M. Night Shyamalan (Writer)
  • Bruce Willis (Actor)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (Actor)
  • Robin Wright (Actor)
  • Blinding Edge Pictures (Production Unit)
  • Barry Mendel Productions (Production Unit)
  • 99186547314002091 (MMS ID)
1 1 1 (BABY CRIES) (BABY CRIES) This is Mr Mathison. He's a doctor. Are you OK? An ambulance is on the way. Thank you. Is there a name yet? Elijah. Is he supposed to be crying like this? Shh-shh. Can I have him back? What happened during the delivery? Nothing. It was very quick. The baby just wanted to come right out. There were no problems. Did you drop him? What? Did you drop this baby? Jesus Christ, no. Inform the ambulance that we have a situation. I've never seen... this. It appears that your baby has sustained some... fractures while inside your uterus. His arms and his legs are broken. (DRAMATIC MUSIC) (MUSIC CONTINUES) 1 1 1 This is Eastrail 177. Next stop, Philadelphia. (CHILD HUMS) (TRACKS CLACK) (TRACKS CLACK) Are you alone? Yeah. (TRACKS CLACK) (TRACKS CLACK) (PAGES RUSTLE) (TRACKS CLACK) Someone left this magazine. Want to take a look at it? Can I take a look at that one? Thanks. You like sports? It's my field. I represent athletes. I'm an agent. Are you looking for any male synchronised swimmers? I'm thinking about getting into that. Is that right? I'm afraid of water. You think that's a problem? You represent someone in Philadelphia? I'm meeting this player from Temple University. He's a quarterback. This kid is 6'1". 210lb. He runs the 40 in 4.3 seconds. He's gonna be a god. You like football? Not really. I'm David Dunn. Kelly. Hi. Hi. Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you. How long are you gonna be in Philadelphia? I'm married. Great. I'm sorry. What are you talking about? I think you misunderstood what I was... saying. I think I'm gonna find another seat. I... I didn't mean to... (TRAIN RATTLES AND SQUEAKS) (RATTLING) I look classy, not trashy! I look classy, too! What about me? But I'm afraid you forgot... this! And this! (CHANGES CHANNELS) Where is you? I've got you, weasel! The car's still on fire, and the debris is everywhere. We are not hearing how the rescue effort is going on at all. If you've just tuned in, Eastrail train 177 has derailed outside Philadelphia. We're bringing you live coverage from Skycam 4. That appears to be a rescue ambulance. There are more behind it. I don't know how close they're gonna be able to get in these woods and trees. It's gonna be a very difficult rescue effort. (MAN BREATHES WITH DIFFICULTY) Hi. I'm Dr Duggan. You're in the emergency room in the Philadelphia City Hospital. You were in a serious accident. Look at me. How are you feeling? OK. Good. I'm gonna ask you some questions. Have you had any heart or asthma problems in the past? No. Kidney or renal problems? No. Any allergies? No. Where were you sitting on the train? Against the window. In a passenger car? Yeah. Where are the other passengers? Was your family travelling with you? Did you... get up from your seat? Are you certain you were in the passenger car? Yes. Why are you looking at me like that? Your train derailed. Some kind of malfunction. They only found two people alive so far. You and this man. His skull was cracked open, and most of his left side was crushed. And, to answer your question, there are two reasons why I'm looking at you like this. One, because it seems in a few minutes, you will officially be the only survivor of this train wreck. And two,... because you didn't break one bone. You don't have a scratch on you. (NO AUDIO) David? What happened? In New York? I don't think I got the job. I'm still gonna... I'm still moving there. It's just... Just not now. Good night. Night. Sara Ellison. Social worker at Broad and Locust Community Centre. We pray for your soul. Kevin Elliot, businessman, father of six. We pray for your soul. Glen Stevens, researcher in the area of leukaemia... at Drexel University. We pray for your soul. Jennifer Penniman, third-grade teacher at Jefferson... Elementary. We pray for your soul. Yes? Is Noel in, ma'am? No, sir, he is not. I read about you in the paper. I was in an accident once, too. Horse almost trampled me to death. Had him put down. That's a sad story. Could... Could you ask Noel something for me, please? Proceed. Will you ask him how many sick days I've taken since I worked here? Will you ask him how many sick days I've taken since I worked here? That's the entire message? Yes, ma'am. Thank you. Hey, Noel. You hit your head on that train, got your brain to start working again? What? $40. $40 what? You're getting a $40-a-week raise, that's it. I checked. You were right. You've never taken a sick day. Five years, no sick day. I get it. You want a raise. Smart way to make your point. (KNOCKING) Is Joseph OK? Yeah. He's asleep. Oh. Uh... I wanted to ask you a question. It's gonna sound a little strange but just think about it for a second, OK? OK. When's the last time I was sick? Do you remember? Um, I don't know. It's been a while. I haven't been sick this year. I know that. OK. Do you remember me getting sick? Um,... not a specific day. What's this about? Audrey, do you remember me EVER getting sick? In the three years we've lived in this house? In the old apartment? Before Joseph was born? Before we ever got married? I can't remember. Don't you think that's kinda weird? Not remembering one cold, a fever, a sore throat? What do you think it means? Um... I think it means I'm probably too tired to remember. any more and things would've been much worse. . All right, so, this is Tim. 34-year-old male. RTC. Multi-vehicle... VOICES OVERLAP I think about the car crash a lot. I know he caused it and I reacted the best way possible. But it's hard to let it go. SOMBRE MUSIC When I asked what had happened to him, the doctors said he really wore the impact ` any more and things would've been much worse. They said he was lucky ` lucky I wasn't going any faster. Thank you. SOMBRE MUSIC CONTINUES It's OK. MUSIC CONTINUES It's OK. 1 1 1 1 No more sitting in this room. I've let it go on long enough. I'm not going out there any more. I'm not getting hurt again. This was the last time. You can't do anything about that. You might fall between this chair and that television if that's what God has planned. You can't hide from it, sitting in a room. They call me Mr Glass at school. Cos I break like glass. You make this decision now to be afraid,... then you will never turn back. Your whole life you will always be afraid. I got a present for you. What? Forget 'what?' You want it or not? Well, go get it, then. Where is it? On the bench. Across the street. Someone's gonna take it. Then you better get out there soon. I bought a whole bunch. There'll be one waiting for you whenever you want to come out here. They say this one has a surprise ending. This is from Fritz Kampion's own library. It's before the first issue of the comic book hit the stands in 1968. It's a classic depiction of good versus evil. Notice the square jaw of Slayer, common in most comic heroes. And the slightly disproportionate size of Jaguaro's head to his body. This again is common, but only in villains. The thing to notice about this piece, the thing that makes it very, very special, is its realistic depiction of its figures. When the characters reached the magazine, they were exaggerated. As always happens. But this... is vintage. Wrap it up. You've made a considerably wise decision. My kid's gonna go berserk. Once again, please? My son Jeb. It's a gift for him. How old is Jeb? He's 4. No. No, no, no, no, no! You need to go. Now. What did I say? Do you see any Teletubbies in here? Do you see a slender plastic tag on my shirt with my name on it? Did you see a little Asian child sitting outside in a helicopter that shakes when you put quarters in it? No? Well, that's what you see at a toy store. You must think you're in a toy store because you're here shopping for an infant named Jeb. One of us has made a gross error and wasted the other person's valuable time. This is an art gallery, my friend. And this... is a piece of art. We're by appointment only. I got a card from this store. Congratulations. You have a mailbox. The exhibition isn't for two weeks. This one was under the windshield wiper of my car. How certain are you that you've never taken ill? How certain are you that you've never taken ill? 75%. Well, that's not certain at all, is it? That's hole number one. I'm going to be extremely sceptical about all this. About all what? I'm assuming you've never been injured. Would I be wrong in that? I'm assuming you've never been injured. Would I be wrong in that? Dad's been injured. Is the child correct? Yes. In college I was in a car accident. In college I was in a car accident. Was it serious? He couldn't play football any more. That's hole number two. That's a big one. Mr Price, can we talk about the note that you left on my car? I've studied the form of comics intimately. I've spent a third of my life on a hospital bed with nothing else to do but read. I believe comics are our last link to an ancient way of passing on history. The Egyptians drew on the walls. Countries worldwide still pass on knowledge in pictorial forms. I believe comics are a form of history that someone somewhere felt or experienced. Then those experiences got chewed up in the commercial machine, got jazzed up, made titillating cartoons for the sale rack. This city has seen its share of disasters. I watched the aftermath of that plane crash, I watched the carnage of the hotel fire. I watched the news, waiting to hear a specific combination of words. But they never came. Then one day I saw a news story about a train accident and I heard them. 'There is a sole survivor, and he is miraculously unharmed.' I have something called osteogenesis imperfecta. It's a genetic disorder. I don't make one protein very well. It makes my bones low in density, very easy to break. I've had 54 breaks in my life. And I have the tamest version of this disorder, type one. There are type two, type three, type four. Type fours don't last very long. So that's how it popped into my head. If there is someone like me in the world, and I'm at one end of the spectrum, couldn't there be someone else the opposite of me at the other end? Someone who doesn't get sick or hurt like the rest of us. And he probably doesn't even know it. The kind of person... these stories are about. A person put here to protect the rest of us. To guard us. You think my dad's a real` I don't think anything right now. It's a possibility, one with many holes. Joseph, don't take another sip of that water. Throw it in the trash. But Dad` Do it now, please. I see guys like you all the time in my work. You find someone you want to take advantage of. You tell them a fantastic story. And somewhere in there you say it. 'I just need your credit-card number, a small down payment.' This morning was the first morning I can remember that I didn't feel... sadness. I thought the person who wrote that note had an answer for me. I'm gonna leave now. Good luck with your exhibition. What kind of job do you have, David? You said you'd met guys like me in your work. What do you do? You said you'd met guys like me in your work. What do you do? I work at the university stadium. I'm a security guard. You might only drive short distances to work each day. You might not drive your car to work at all. You might park securely at work. Or these days, everybody travels to you. Maybe you only do school runs. Or you work from home, so drive mostly on the weekend. At Youi, we get that everyone's not the same, so we tailor your insurance premium to how you use or don't use your car. Call: Or go to youi.co.nz today. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 (KNOCKING) (KNOCKING) Hi. I've come to a decision. OK. I just want to ask you something, OK? You can be totally honest. I'm prepared for any answer. It-It won't affect me. Have you been with anyone? I mean, since we've been having problems? The answer won't affect me. I just need to know, you know. It won't affect me either way. No. Sorry, David, I'm sorry. Anyway,... my decision is... that I want to start again. I want it to be like it was in the beginning. And it's a big deal that you walked away from that train. I feel like it's a second chance. And if... you feel like asking me out some time, it'll be OK. Dunn? Dunn. We've got a guy at gate 17 with a bogus ticket. Says he knows you. Won't tell me his name. What's he look like? Why is it, out of all the jobs in the world, you chose protection? You are a very strange man. You could have been a tax accountant or ran a gym or opened restaurants. You could have done one of 10,000 things, but in the end, you chose to protect people. YOU made that decision and I find that very, very interesting. Now all I need is your credit-card number. That last part was a joke. You a big sports fan, are you? It's starting to intrigue me. Gets heaviest 10 minutes before kick-off. Rich, why don't we pat down? Right. Just give me a minute. Is there a problem? Tall guy in the camouflage jacket. Sometimes people carry weapons in here. Then they drink too much. If the team's not doing good, bad things can happen. We do pat-downs of the crowd to discourage people from carrying them. If he's carrying, he'll step out of line. OK. I got you a seat up in the yellow section. It's in the nose bleeds, but at least you won't get spit on. All right. How did you know that guy was carrying a weapon? I don't know. Maybe it was that camouflage army jacket he was wearing. Those guys like to carry hunting knives and stuff for show. Those guys like to carry hunting knives and stuff for show. You thought he was carrying a knife? I thought he was carrying something, yeah. But not a knife? I got a... picture of a silver gun with a black grip tucked in his pants. You know, like on TV. You have good instincts for things like that? Like what? Knowing when people have done something wrong. Yeah. Have you ever tried to develop it? I don't know what you're asking me. Your skill. I got to be down on the sidelines. You can get to your seat` Characters in comics often have special powers. Invisibility, X-ray vision, things of that sort. OK. I don't want to play this game any more. It's an exaggeration of the truth. Maybe it's based on something as simple as instinct. He might not have had anything. He might not have had anything. He might have had a silver gun with a black grip in his pants. Dunn. Gotta go. Yeah, I know. I'll be right down. One last question. What? That car accident you were in ` was there anyone else involved? Yeah. My wife Audrey. She was in the car with me. Have a good life, Elijah. Next time try to buy your ticket at an authorised sales location. I'm on my way. ...investigation of train 177 held at the Eastrail holding warehouses. The city council has stepped up plans to pass a bill requiring higher standards for inspection and maintenance of all rail transportation in Philadelphia and its districts. Hold up a second! I just want to ask you something! (SCREAMS) 1 Dad! Dad! Dad! Do you know how mad Mom would be if she knew you were playing football? Do you know how mad Mom would be if she knew you were playing football? Are you gonna tell? You want to play with us? They got a big guy like you. You could play on opposite sides. He's Potter's cousin. He's starting quarterback at Tampa University. He's going pro in the draft. They say he can run the 40 in 4.3 seconds. I've heard. You can beat him, Dad. Let's beat him. I'm gonna go in. Just one set of downs. I said you were great. Why did you do that? Just one. I'm gonna go in. I've got things to do. What things? I'm gonna work out. I'll help you. No, I don't need` Guys, I'm working out with my dad! How much did you put on there? You put too much. That's 250lb. How much can you lift? That's the most I ever lifted. That could have been dangerous. You go upstairs and let me finish up. I'll take it off. I'll help. You think you could've beaten up Bruce Lee? No. I mean, if you knew karate. No. What if he wasn't allowed to kick and you were mad at him? No, Joseph. How much did you take off? I lied. You had it? How much is it? 270lb. Let's put more. OK. I want you to move back a little just to be safe, OK? More? You should never do anything like this. You know that, right? What do you do if something bad happens? Get Mom. Right. How much did you put on that time? All of it. What else can we use? How much is it? How much is it, Dad? About 350lb. Fracture of the fifth metacarpal of the right hand and multiple fractures of the ribs. The worst injury was sustained to the right leg in the form of a spiral fracture with 14 breaks. It simply shattered. They call me Mr Glass. Who does? Kids. Are you all right, Mr Price? Shall I continue? Pins were placed throughout the leg. A wheelchair will be needed for two months. The use of crutches will follow for 12 to 14 months. Hospital stay will be eight days, then a year of physical therapy. Medication for pain management will take the usual forms of morphine drip... Your 10 o'clock is here. The hospital discharged him earlier. Thanks. Elijah, right? We'll prevent any substantial atrophy of your good leg with this. And it works your quadriceps. How long have you been married? 12 years. How did you get together? I'm a little nervous being here. I ask too many questions when I'm nervous. A car accident. Oh. Now you're going to have to tell me more. My husband was a star athlete in college and we were in an accident. Our car flipped on an icy road, and we were injured. He couldn't play football any more. If it hadn't happened, we wouldn't be together. How so? We should talk about your rehab. We should talk about your rehab. You don't have to answer if you don't want to. So, tell me more about the quad machine. It prevents atrophy by... I couldn't spend my life with a footballer. It was that simple. I don't hate the game. I admire the skill it needs and I was in awe of the way he played it but... football, in many ways, is the opposite of what I do. You're rewarded the more you punish your opponent. It's too much about violence, and I don't want violence in my life. It's not a thing many people can understand, but... Anyway, fate stepped in with the accident and took football out of the equation. And everyone lived happily ever after. Sort of. What part of David's body was injured? Who said my husband's name was David? CROWD ROARS, RHYTHMIC THUMPING PEOPLE CHATTER ANNOUNCER: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN... (SPEAKS INDISTINCTLY) PEOPLE WHISTLE, CHEER PENSIVE MUSIC PENSIVE MUSIC CONTINUES 1 DISTORTED SHOUTING CHATTER CONTINUES The 737 crashes on take-off. 172 died. No survivors. A hotel fire downtown. 211 died. No survivors. An Eastrail train derails seven and a half miles outside the city. 131 die. One survivor. He is unharmed. I've spoken with your husband about his survival. I suggested a rather unbelievable possibility. Since then, I've come to believe the possibility, however unbelievable, is now more a probability. And what was it you suggested? These are mediocre times, Mrs Dunn. People are starting to lose hope. It's hard for many to believe there is the extraordinary inside themselves as well as others. I hope you can keep an open mind. Excuse me, sir. Will you step out of line, please? We've been having some problems with people selling drugs in the stadium. Would you mind if I check your pockets? Raise your arms, please. Come on, raise 'em up. I only just got here. Can I put my hands down now? Can I go? Yeah. Hope you find them. Dunn? Yeah. Just came into the office. Your kid was hurt. Where is he? Some play rehearsal at school. He wants you to come down there. Is that your dad? I bet my dad could beat up your dad. No, he... he insisted we call only you. Though we had some trouble tracking you down. You're not our list. Audrey handles this type of stuff. Oh. What type of stuff? Joseph stuff. Do I need to put any ointment on or anything? No, no. It's more emotional damage. Not too serious physically. Nothing like when I sent you to the hospital. What was that? My office was on the other side of the building back then. You don't remember me, do you? No, ma'am. I had red hair. Well, you were a little younger than Joseph when it happened. Did you know we changed the rules of conduct around the pool because of you? The kids still tell about it like it was some sort of ghost story. 'Did you know there was a kid nearly drowned in that pool? 'He lay on the bottom of the pool for five minutes, 'and when they pulled him out, he was dead.' We let them tell it. It helps keep them safe. You're still phobic of water. It was Tod and another guy. They were messing with this Chinese girl in the dressing room. You can't let bad things happen to good people, right? That's your code, right? That's the hero's code. I tried to make them stop, but they kept pushing me down and they wouldn't let me get back up. I thought maybe because you were my dad,... I thought I might be like you. I'm not like you. You are like me. We can both get hurt. I'm just an ordinary man. No, you're not. Why do you keep saying that? Elijah Price came to visit me at the centre today. Jesus. He didn't do anything. He just told me his theory. It's sad when patients get like that. They lose reality. Joseph, what the hell are you doing? Oh my God. You don't believe. I'll show you. You can't get hurt. It's not loaded. He doesn't know where I keep the bullets. It's not loaded. He doesn't know where I keep the bullets. In your Rookie of the Year trophy. Joseph, did you load that gun? You won't get hurt. Elijah was wrong. When did he meet Elijah? He was with me when I met him. No one believes him. Joseph, listen to me. Sometimes when people get sick or hurt for a long time, like Elijah, their mind gets hurt, too. They think things that aren't true. He told me what he thought about your father. It isn't true. He told me what he thought about your father. It isn't true. I'll show you. Do you remember the story about the boy who almost drowned in the pool? That was me. I almost died. You're lying. I'm not lying! I just didn't remember. You know your father was injured in college. You know all about that! Don't do it. He'll die, Joseph. I'll just shoot him once. Joseph, listen to what your` (GUN COCKED) Don't be scared. Joseph, if you pull that trigger, I'm going to leave. Do you understand? I am going to go to New York. If you're right and you pull that trigger, that bullet will bounce off me and I won't be hurt. But then I'm going to go upstairs and pack and I'm going to leave! For New York! Why? Because I thought we were just starting to be friends for real. Friends listen to each other. They don't shoot each other. Do they, Audrey? No shooting friends, Joseph. Joseph! You are about to be in big trouble! I am your father. I am telling you to put that goddamn gun down right now! One! Two! I followed the guy in the camouflage jacket. He had a silver gun with a black grip tucked in his pants. Were you really injured in that car accident in college? I believe you faked it. You took the opportunity to end your football career, no questions asked. And I think you did it, of all things, for a woman. I guess that makes sense. Football's what? Just 10 years. But love... now, that's forever. That little bit of sadness in the mornings you spoke of, I think I know what that is. Perhaps you're not doing what you're supposed to be doing. Most guns have a black or silver handle. It was 50/50 chance. That's not what I witnessed. Stop! Stop messing with my life, Elijah. My son almost shot me because he wanted to prove you were right. I never said you couldn't be killed. My wife was right. There have been three big disasters and you were the only one unharmed. And I have been sick. When I was a kid, I spent a week in hospital recovering from pneumonia. I almost drowned. Kids were fooling around in the pool, dunking me. I swallowed some water. They didn't know it, but it almost killed me. Heroes don't get killed like that. Normal people do, right? I don't need to see you any more, OK? Please stay away from my family. 1 Hey, man, it's 20 after. It's time to choose. I got to head. You better not be jacking off to the Japanese comics, I swear to God. Oh, I didn't know you were in a... Just choose something, all right? The baby-sitter is here. (Shall we cancel?) I'm fine. We can do this another time. Don't lie. I'm fine. I'm just got mixed up. How about we just go for a couple of drinks? OK, man, I'm just going to wheel you out. You can think on the sidewalk. I got to get some chicken in me, you know what I'm saying? Shit! Dude... Wheelchair or not, if you do that that again, I'm calling 5-0. Man... That's it, crackerjack. You can sit on your ass in jail now. How much for this one? Rust? Yeah. As a colour, not as rust. You know, like rust-coloured paint or wood. I didn't know that. Mine's still brown. OK. My turn. Favourite song. Soft and Wet by the artist formerly known as Prince. What? We're supposed to be honest. Soft and Wet. That's very interesting. OK. My turn. When was the first time... the thought popped into your head we might not make it? That's not the game. It's the first date. There aren't any rules. Don't know for sure. Think carefully. What about the game? It's over. I won. Look, maybe it wasn't a specific moment. Maybe it was` Look, maybe it wasn't a specific moment. Maybe it was` I had a nightmare one night and... I didn't wake you up so you could tell me it was OK. I think that was the first time. Does that count? That counts. Do you knowingly keep me and Joseph at a distance? Yes. Why? I don't know. I just don't feel right, Audrey. Something's... just not right. Do you resent us, David? Resent the life you have? There were a lot of other things you could have done after college. These are your choices. Even if it meant we couldn't be together, I never would have wished that injury on you. What you could do physically was a gift. I never would have wished it to go away. You know that, right? You had two calls. One came through while I was on the other line. There's an emergency at my sister's. She tried to do a home perm` There's an emergency at my sister's. She tried to do a home perm` Who called through? Um, someone from New York. About a security job. They want to hire you. I didn't know you were moving to New York. Thanks for telling me (!) I didn't know you were moving to New York. Thanks for telling me (!) We weren't all gonna move. Oh. I let the answering machine pick up the other call. Great. Look, let's be honest here. We're just at the beginning. I don't expect you or I to change the course of where our lives were headed because of one date. And... if you do go to New York, we can... develop this. We'll just be forced to take it slow. And in the end, I think that's definitely... better. This is our second time around. I don't expect us to get carried away. But I guess 'congratulations' is the right thing to say. (ANSWER MACHINE) David, it's Elijah. It was so obvious. It was this one issue that brought it back for me. Sentry comics and 117. This group, the Coalition of Evil, tries to find the weakness of every superhero ` they all have one. Just like you. Your bones don't break. Mine do. That's clear. Your cells react to bacteria and viruses differently than mine. You don't get sick. I do. That's also clear. But for some reason, you and I react the exact same way to water. We swallow it too fast, we choke. We get some in our lungs, we drown. However unreal it may seem, we are connected, you and I. We are on the same curve, just on opposite ends. The point of all this is we now know something we didn't. You have a weakness ` water. It's like your kryptonite. You hearing me, David? (ANSWER MACHINE BEEPS) 1 1 1 1 MYSTERIOUS MUSIC MYSTERIOUS MUSIC CONTINUES 1 1 (PANTING) Audrey? Audrey? Audrey! Hey! (MUTTERS) I thought I was dead. Me too. Is she all right? I think her leg's broken. Are you hurt? Hey, man, are you hurt? (PHONE RINGS) Hello. I wasn't injured in that car accident. David. I've never been injured, Elijah. What am I supposed to do? Go to where people are. You won't have to look very long. It's all right to be afraid, David, because this part won't be like a comic book. Real life doesn't fit into little boxes that were drawn for it. (BOTTLE SMASHES) Hey, what's your name? I think you drank too much. Can I come in? Who are you? I like your house. Can I come in? What is this? No. You can't come in. Are you sure? What are you...? PEOPLE CHATTER FOREBODING MUSIC FOREBODING MUSIC CONTINUES 1 1 1 1 FOREBODING MUSIC FOREBODING MUSIC CONTINUES 1 1 (TV ON QUIETLY) (DISH FALLS) (HEART BEATS) (CLATTER/BANG) (SOBBING) (SOBBING) OK. Shh-shh. (THUNDER) I had a bad dream. It's over now. (WHISPERING) I can't believe you did that. I'm just asking you. I'm making French toast. I've been thinking about Elijah Price. If he shows up again, I think we should call the police, OK? OK? OK. You were right. PEOPLE CHATTER, CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYS This is one of Johann Davis's earliest drawings. See the villain's eyes? Larger than the other characters'. They insinuate a skewed perspective on how they see the world. Just off normal. He doesn't look scary. That's what I said to my son. But he says there's always two kinds. There's the soldier villain who fights the hero with his hands. And then there's the real threat, the brilliant, evil archenemy, who fights the hero with his mind. Are you Elijah's mother? I am. I'm helping him with the sale. Nice to meet you. I'm David Dunn. He's spoken of you. He says you're becoming friends. We are. Looks like he's doing good today. I'm very proud of him. He's come through a lot in his life. A couple of bad spells I thought had broken him. Mm-hm. They were bad. But he made it. Yes, he did. He's kind of a miracle. Yes, he is. I'll tell him you're here. Thank you. It has begun. Tell me something, David. When you woke up this morning, was it still there? The sadness? No. I think this is where we shake hands. (EXPLOSION) (ALARM) I worked in that building 25 years. I know all its secrets. Secrets? Like if there ever were a fire on floors one, two or three,... everyone in that hotel would be burned alive. (SIRENS) Passengers aren't allowed in there. Do you know what the scariest thing is? To not know your place in this world. To not know why you're here. That's... It's just an awful feeling. What have you done? I almost gave up hope. There were so many times I questioned myself. You killed all those people. But I found you. So... many sacrifices... just... to find you. Jesus Christ! Now that we know who you are,... I know who I am. I'm not a mistake! It all makes sense! In a comic you know how you can tell who the archvillain is? He's the exact opposite of the hero. And most times, they're friends, like you and me. I should have known way back then. You know why, David? Because of the kids! They called me Mr Glass. IMS Subtitles www.able.co.nz Captions were made possible with funding from NZ On Air. Able 2015
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