Knowing

Knowing

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Director: Alex Proyas

Cast: Alex Proyas, Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury

     
 

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A time capsule containing a cryptic message about the coming apocalypse sends a concerned father on a race to prevent the horrific events from unfolding as predicted in this sci-fi thriller directed by Alex Proyas (Dark City) and starring Nicolas Cage. 1958: As the dedication ceremony for a newlySee more details below

Overview

A time capsule containing a cryptic message about the coming apocalypse sends a concerned father on a race to prevent the horrific events from unfolding as predicted in this sci-fi thriller directed by Alex Proyas (Dark City) and starring Nicolas Cage. 1958: As the dedication ceremony for a newly constructed elementary school gets under way, a time capsule containing student drawings of the future is buried on the grounds and scheduled to be unearthed on the school's 50th anniversary. Instead of submitting a drawing, however, one little girl scribbles a series of seemingly random numbers on her paper before it is buried. Fifty years later, the time capsule is unearthed for a new generation of students to examine. Young Caleb Koestler (Chandler Canterbury) is one of those students. The mysterious sequence of numbers falling into his possession, Caleb takes the paper to his father, Professor John Koestler (Cage), for examination. Studying the numbers, Professor Koestler soon discovers that they aren't random at all, but an encoded message containing the precise dates, death tolls, and coordinates of every major disaster since the time capsule was buried. Not only that, but the document also indicates that there will be three more such events, the last of which indicates a doomsday scenario that appears directly tied to Professor Koestler and Caleb. His desperate plea to authorities falling on deaf ears, Professor Koestler realizes that his only hope for preventing more lives from being lost is to take personal action. Though the author of the prophecies is no longer living, Professor Koestler is eventually able to track down her daughter Diana Wayland (Rose Byrne), and granddaughter Abby, who reluctantly agree to aid in the investigation. As the final date on the list draws near, Professor Koestler enters into a frantic race against time to prevent destruction on a global scale, in the process realizing that in order to save millions of lives, he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/07/2009
UPC:
0025192031892
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Summit Inc/Lionsgate
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:01:00
Sales rank:
23,564

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicolas Cage John Koestler
Rose Byrne Diana,Diana Whelan
Chandler Canterbury Caleb Koestler
Ben Mendelsohn Phil Beckman
Lara Robinson Abby/Lucinda
Nadia Townsend Grace
Danielle Carter Miss Taylor (1959)
Alethea McGrath Miss Taylor (2009)
Alan Hopgood Reverend Koestler
D.G. Maloney The Stranger
Adrienne Pickering Allison
Joshua Long Younger Caleb
David Lennie Principal Clark (1959)
Tamara Donnellan Lucinda's Mother
Travis Waite Lucinda's Father
Gareth Yuen Donald
Lesley-Anne Mitchell Stacey
Liam Hemsworth Spencer
Raymond Anthony Thomas Teacher
Carolyn Shakespeare-Allen Principal (2009)
Joanna Hunt-Prokhovnik Carlpool Mate 1
Jake Bradley Boy
Jean-Michael Tan Carpool Mate 2
Rody Claude Patrolman
Nathaniel Kiwi Paramedic
Blair Venn Paramedic
Alyssa McClelland Flight Attendant
Ra Chapman Jessica
Benita Collings John's Mother
Verity Charlton Kim

Technical Credits
Alex Proyas Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Steve Andrews Asst. Director
Greg Apps Casting
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
Todd Black Producer
David J. Bloomfield Executive Producer
Jason Blumenthal Producer
Topher Dow Executive Producer
Simon Duggan Cinematographer
Norm Golightly Executive Producer
Stuart Hazeldine Screenwriter
Stephen Jones Executive Producer
Steven Jones-Evans Production Designer
Richard Kelly Screenwriter
Richard Learoyd Editor
Jane Mancini Set Decoration/Design
Michael McMenomy Sound/Sound Designer
Ryne Douglas Pearson Co-producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Terry Ryan Costumes/Costume Designer
Angelo Sahin Special Effects Supervisor
Juliet Snowden Screenwriter
Steve Tisch Producer
Andrew Walpole Art Director
Stiles White Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Audio commentary with director Alex Proyas; Knowing all: the making of a futuristic thriller; Visions of the apocalypse

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