KnowingDirector: Alex Proyas
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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- Summit Inc/Lionsgate
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Nicolas Cage||John Koestler|
|Chandler Canterbury||Caleb Koestler|
|Ben Mendelsohn||Phil Beckman|
|Danielle Carter||Miss Taylor (1959)|
|Alethea McGrath||Miss Taylor (2009)|
|Alan Hopgood||Reverend Koestler|
|D.G. Maloney||The Stranger|
|Joshua Long||Younger Caleb|
|David Lennie||Principal Clark (1959)|
|Tamara Donnellan||Lucinda's Mother|
|Travis Waite||Lucinda's Father|
|Raymond Anthony Thomas||Teacher|
|Carolyn Shakespeare-Allen||Principal (2009)|
|Joanna Hunt-Prokhovnik||Carlpool Mate 1|
|Jean-Michael Tan||Carpool Mate 2|
|Alyssa McClelland||Flight Attendant|
|Benita Collings||John's Mother|
|Steve Andrews||Asst. Director|
|Marco Beltrami||Score Composer|
|David J. Bloomfield||Executive Producer|
|Topher Dow||Executive Producer|
|Norm Golightly||Executive Producer|
|Stephen Jones||Executive Producer|
|Steven Jones-Evans||Production Designer|
|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|
|Andrew Walpole||Art Director|
1. 50 Years Ago [8:34]
2. Together Forever [6:44]
3. Opening the Time Capsule [5:07]
4. Researching the Numbers [8:38]
5. Lucinda Embry [7:45]
6. Latitude Longitude [6:24]
7. It's Not Coincidence [5:47]
8. We Didn't Meet by Accident [7:04]
9. Get Off the Subway [6:20]
10. The Day I Die [2:35]
11. Everyone Else [3:05]
12. A Warning for Everyone [8:05]
13. The Numbers Are the Key [6:40]
14. This Is Not a Test [7:16]
15. Following the Stones [5:26]
16. They've Chosen You [5:25]
17. This Isn't the End [9:22]
18. End Credits [5:24]
Audio Commentary With Director Alex Proyas: On
Audio Commentary With Director Alex Proyas: Off
Knowing All: The Making of a Futuristic Thriller
Visions of the Apocalypse
English Dolby Digital 5.1
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio Commentary With Director Alex Proyas
English SDH (For Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
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The moving was absolutely great and interesting... in the beginning. Most of the movie went like that. Great, interesting, unforgettable. However, when the movie started to finish up, it started getting really really lame. I believe the end ruined the movie. The acting really sucked at the end. I love Nicholas Cage in most movies, especially the National Treasure ones, but there was just something wrong with him at the end. I don't know how to put it into words. If I stopped watching it 20 minutes before it ended, I think I would have given it 5 stars. The ending just plain out sucked.
Ever since I had seen previews for this movie I had wanted to see it! Mostly just for the fact that Nicolas Cage was in it, but also because it looked good too. I love this movie, but it's also really creepy at the same time. But the movie kept you guessing almost the whole time. Wondering what's going to happen and how it's going to happen. There were some slow parts, but the last half hour to forty five minutes of the movie is very suspenseful as they are running against time.
Although, it not one of my favorites, I would watch it again and recommend it to others. It was a good movie but the ending could have been a little better.
I found it interesting. This is more fine work in the Nicolas Cage's tradition. The story is outstanding as all sequences in the movie lead to one final climax, 'The Judgement Day', destruction of planet Earth which is EXCELLENT. Note the similarities in the shape of angels when they depart and the serenity of the kids final destination. I would very much recommend this one to anyone who is interested in idea movies. May have some relation thoughts?! Worth a Watch and Re-WATCH!!
This is one of my favorite movies of all time! It is full of suspense and it will have you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire movie. I must admite waiting for Nicolas Cage's character to get a grip on the realizem of it all was a bit boring and slow but it was totoally worth it! It makes you wounder if what you think about fate is true. Can people really know a sequence of events that can change the world as we know it? Well? I test you to think about it and watch this movie.
Knowing is about a little girl who writes down dates on a piece of paper, puts it in a time capsule and 100 years later a little boy gets the paper. His dad is able to decode it, and throughout the movie, there are people talking to the children. In the end Nickolas Cage has to make a choice of giving up his son and a little girl he had been helping to some strangers. The plot is great, there is suspence, great special effecs and an ending that will take you out of this world. This film is viewable for all ages.
This movie caught me totally off guard. I mean, I knew there was going to be some crazy crap going down and that it was all going to lead to some sort of inevitable triumph or something else, but the ending actually kind of through me for a loop. What wound up happening wasn't quite what I expected to happen. I don't want to say too much about it, for fear of spoiling it for people, but all in all, I thought this was a great movie. It's heavily thought-invoking, it's got a thrilling story, superb acting (Nicholas Cage is awesome), and some great special effects. If you are into thrilling & shocking movies, then I would totally recommend this one. Below are also some other great Nicholas Cage films, as well as more other great films from Alex Proyas.
I very seldom want to watch a movie more than once, but this is one of the few exceptions. The beginning seemed to lead toward a predictable ending with few surprises throughout the story. However, the ending was not what I expected and I can see easily a wonderful sequel from this point.
No matter what the critics have to say about this movie, i found it interesting. A little lengthy but stupendous. On a personal level, this is for the first time i saw Nicolas Cage's performance praiseworthy. The story is excellent as all sequences in the movie lead to one final climax, 'The Judgement Day', destruction of planet Earth. I would very much recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in genres like this one. Worth a Watch..
I'm sorry but this movie sucked!!!!.It was the stupidest movie I have ever seen.I love Nicolas Cage but this movie was his worst.When it first came out I thought I would try it since Nicolas Cage was in it but it really sucked.After hundreds and hundreds of years of searcging for life on other planets can't everyone just except that there is no other life in the universe.I love Nicolas in The National Treasure movies but I wasn't a fan of this one. This is not worth your hard earned money.Get 12 Rounds instead.