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Knowing / Summit Entertainment presents an Escape Artists production in association with Mystery Clock Cinema, an Alex Proyas film ; produced by Todd Black [and others] ; story by Ryne Douglas Pearson ; screenplay by Ryne Douglas Pearson and Juliet Snowden & Stiles White ; directed by Alex Proyas.

Black, Todd. (Added Author). Pearson, Ryne Douglas. (Added Author). Snowden, Juliet, 1966- (Added Author). White, Stiles. (Added Author). Proyas, Alex, 1963- (Added Author). Cage, Nicolas, 1965- (Added Author). Byrne, Rose. (Added Author). Canterbury, Chandler. (Added Author). Robinson, Lara. (Added Author). Mendelsohn, Ben. (Added Author). Escape Artists (Firm) (Added Author). Mystery Clock Cinema (Firm) (Added Author). Summit Entertainment. (Added Author). Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Lara Robinson, Ben Mendelsohn. (Cast).

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  • 10 of 11 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 0 of 0 copies available at Dorchester County Library System.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen DVD.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Summit Entertainment, [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Special features: Audio commentary with director Alex Proyas; Knowing all: the making of a futuristic thriller; Visions of the apocalypse.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Simon Duggan ; editor, Richard Learoyd ; music, Marco Beltrami ; costume designer, Terry Ryan ; production designer, Steven Jones-Evans.
Participant or Performer Note:
Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Lara Robinson, Ben Mendelsohn.
Summary, etc.:
In 1959, 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. One mysterious girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead. Fifty years later, a new generation of students examines the capsule's contents and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of Caleb. But it is Caleb's father, professor John Koestler, who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. With the reluctant help of the daughter of the now-deceased author of the prophecies, John's increasingly desperate efforts take him on a race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster and the ultimate sacrifice.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
English (Dolby Digital 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Time capsules > United States > Drama.
Prophecies > Drama.
Disasters > Drama.
College teachers > United States > Drama.
Fathers and sons > United States > Drama.
ProfecĂ­as > Teatro.
Desastres > Teatro.
Film for the hearing impaired.
Spanish language > Feature films.
Genre: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films.
Science fiction films.
Fantasy films.
Feature films.

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