R | | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
A "Happening" can refer to a hippie-era demonstration or performance artwork.
Woman Reading on Bench with Hair Pin:
I forgot where I am.
Woman Reading on Bench: You're at the place where the killers meet to decide what to do with the crippled girl.
The locomotive leaves Philadelphia as a diesel electric. Later, in an overhead-view, the locomotive is electric, with a pantograph and other electrical equipment clearly visible. Later, it changes back to a diesel electric model.
Moving clouds form the backdrop for the opening and closing credits. On the end credits, they've become stormclouds with lightning. On the end credits, M. Night Shyamalan's name vanishes.
German version was edited prior to submission to the FSK by the director himself to secure a "Not under 16" rating. These cuts included:
BRL 2,044,152 (Brazil) (15 June 2008)
$64,506,874 (USA) (18 September 2008)