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.

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  1. M. Night Shyamalan

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mark Wahlberg

    Mark Wahlberg

    Elliot Moore

  2. Zooey Deschanel

    Zooey Deschanel

    Alma Moore

  3. John Leguizamo

    John Leguizamo


  4. Spencer Breslin

    Spencer Breslin


  5. Betty Buckley

    Betty Buckley

    Mrs. Jones

  6. Ashlyn Sanchez

    Ashlyn Sanchez


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget $60,000,000.00

Revenue $163,403,799.00

Homepage http://www.thehappeningmovie.com

Release Information

  • June 13, 2008
    R, Theatrical



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