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Knowing (2009)
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Knowing (2009) In the year 1959, a frightened and disturbed little girl named Lucinda was in school when her class was drawing up pictures for the school's time capsule, but Lucinda drew up a weird system of numbers and even was scratching at the school janitor's door. Now, 50 years later, John Koestler an astronomer and a professor at MIT is at his son, Caleb's school to open up the time capsule and was given Lucinda's system of numbers. When John was looking at the numbers, he quickly realized that it was some type of code that predicted the month, date and year of a specific disaster, and how many people died in that particular disaster. After witnessing a plane crash at Logan International Airport, and saving people from a freak New york Subway accident, John realizes that the last disaster on the code is the end of the world when one of the Sun's solar flares will scorch the Earth. Meanwhile, Caleb witnesses strange people who stalk him, and a little girl named Abby and her mother named Diana. Now, John and his son Caleb along with Abby and Diana must save as many people as they can from the Sun's solar flares while trying to find out about the strange people.

Movie Tagline:
Knowing is Everything...

Also Known As:

Title: Knowing
Release Date: March 09, 2009
Runtime: 121 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Buried.com Rating: 7.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With K

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language.

Alex Proyas

Nicolas Cage ...Professor Jonathan 'John' Koestler
Chandler Canterbury ...Caleb Koestler
Rose Byrne ...Diana Wayland
Lara Robinson ...Abby Wayland / Lucinda Embry
D.G. Maloney ...The Stranger
Nadia Townsend ...Grace Koestler
Alan Hopgood ...Reverend Koestler
Adrienne Pickering ...Allison Koestler
Joshua Long ...younger Caleb
Danielle Carter ...Miss Taylor (1959)
Alethea McGrath ...Miss Taylor (2009)
David Lennie ...Principal Clark (1959)
Tamara Donnellan ...Lucinda's Mother
Travis Waite ...Lucinda's Father
Ben Mendelsohn ...Professor Phil Beckman
Gareth yuen ...Donald
Lesley Anne Mitchell ...Stacey (as Lesley-Anne Mitchell)
Liam Hemsworth ...Spencer
Raymond Thomas ...Teacher
Carolyn Shakespeare Allen ...Principal (2009)
Joanna Hunt Prokhovnik ...Carpool Mate #1
Jake Bradley ...Boy
Jean Michael Tan ...Carpool Mate #2
Rody Claude ...Patrolman
Nathaniel Kiwi ...Paramedics
Blair Venn ...Paramedics
Alyssa McClelland ...Flight Attendant
Joseph Clements ...FBI Agent
Susan Miller ...Police Officer
Ali Ammouchi ...Man in Duffle Coat (as Harli Ammouchi)

» [more cast members]

David Alper
Todd Black
David J. Bloomfield
Jason Blumenthal
Topher Dow
Norman Golightly
Stephen Jones
Aaron Kaplan
Ryne Douglas Pearson
Sean Perrone
Alex Proyas
Steve Tisch

Ryne Douglas Pearson
Juliet Snowden
Stiles White
Ryne Douglas Pearson

Marco Beltrami

Knowing Horror Film Trailer 1
Knowing Horror Film Trailer 2

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"The Planets: Op. 43: IV Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity"
"News Theme"
"Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A Major, Op 92 (1811-12) 2nd Movement: Allegretto"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Knowing is Everything...
  • What Happens When The Numbers Run Out?
Movie Quote(s):
  • [from trailer] Diana Whelan: What happens when the numbers run out?
  • [from trailer] John Koestler: Stay with me. I know how this sounds, but I've mapped these numbers to the dates of every major global disaster from the last 50 years in perfect sequence. Earthquakes, fires, tsunamis... The next number on the chain predicts that tomorrow, somewhere on the planet, 81 people are going to die, in some kind of tragedy. Phil Bergman: Whoa. Just step back. Have another look at it! Systems that find meaning in numbers are a dime in dozen. Why? Because people see what they want to see.
  • John Koestler: I am the son of a pastor.
  • John Koestler: I keep seeing their faces... burning.
  • John Koestler: Don't let him watch the news.
Movie Trivia:
  • Richard Kelly was originally set to write and direct the project.
  • The perceptual phenomenon of people looking for patterns in randomness (number strings, faces in trees, shapes in clouds etc.) is called Apophenia.
  • The piece of classical music we hear at the start and again at the very end of the film is Ludwig van Beethoven's "7th Symphony Major, 2nd Movement - Allegretto in A Minor". Completed in 1812 and dedicated to his friend Count Moritz von Fries, the work premiered in Vienna at a charity concert for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Hanau and was encored.
  • The predicament of being able to see future disaster while fearing no-one will believe you is called The Cassandra Complex, after a Greek myth.
  • The school in the movie is William Dawes Elementary. William Dawes was one of the riders who, like Paul Revere, warned the minutemen that British troops were coming. Just like a child at his namesake school was trying to warn people what was coming.
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