Knowing (Blu Ray) (2009)
$9.21 + $2.90 SHIPPING
EARN 10 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.Learn More
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
What Happens When the Numbers Run Out?
|In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule but one mysterious girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead. Fifty years later, Professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage) makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts every major disaster of the past 50 years. As John further unravels the document's chilling secrets, he realizes the document foretells three additional events -- the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve John and his son.|
"...a fascinating and engrossing science fiction film, a picture that offers far more than surface thrills. Scott Mendelson, Film Threat
"By being judicious with CGI, Proyas gives the film's handful of disaster sequences great impact. Stan Hall, Portland Oregonian
Editor's NoteBased on a story by author Ryne Douglas Pearson, KNOWING is a moody sci-fi thriller that stars Nicolas Cage as John Koestler, a widowed MIT astrophysicist who lives in wooded seclusion with his young son, Caleb (Chandler Canterbury). When Caleb is handed an envelope unearthed from a school time capsule buried 50 years earlier, its cryptic numerical sequence captures the interest of his dad, who soon realizes the powerful significance of the document, which seems to predict major world disasters throughout history. Unfortunately, there are three calamities that have yet to unfold, and John, aided reluctantly by widowed mom Diana Wayland (Rose Byrne) and her daughter, Abby (Lara Robinson), must try to unravel the mystery of the numbers before many more lives are lost.Alex Proyas?s follow-up to 2004?s I, ROBOT, KNOWING returns to the shadowy atmosphere of the director?s revered cult film, DARK CITY, while staying within the realm of the Hollywood big-budget disaster movie. Though the plot takes some outlandish turns, the film is grounded by solid performances from Cage, Byrne, and the impressive child actors, and Proyas further anchors the proceedings in moments of captivatingly bleak realism. Like the remake of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, KNOWING is a pensive and melancholy thriller that rewards discerning viewers willing to follow its strange and intriguing tale.
Cast & Crew
|Alex Proyas - Producer|
|Marco Beltrami - Composer|
|Simon Duggan - Director of Photography|
|Topher Dow - Producer|
|Stuart Hazeldine - Screenwriter|
|Jason Blumenthal - Producer|
|Steve Tisch - Producer|
|Ryne Douglas Pearson - Screenwriter|
|Richard Kelly - Screenwriter|
|Alex Proyas - Screenwriter|
|Stiles White - Screenwriter|
|Juliet Snowden - Screenwriter|
|Todd Black - Producer|
|Alex Proyas - Director|