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Who's Involved:

Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn, Nicolas Cage, Todd Black, Stiles White, Alex Proyas, Jason Blumenthal, Stuart Hazeldine, Juliet Snowden, Liam Hemsworth, Chandler Canterbury, Steve Tisch, Aaron Kaplan, Adrienne Pickering, Nadia Townsend, Simon Duggan, Terry Camilleri, Sean Perone

Release Date:

Friday, March 20 , 2009

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 55 m

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Knowing Plot: What's the story?

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 of the students, a mysterious girl who seems to hear whispered voices, fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead.

Fast forward 50 years to the present: A new generation of students examines the contents of the time capsule and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of young Caleb Myles. But it is Caleb's father, professor Ted Myles (Nicolas Cage), 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. As Ted further unravels the document's secrets, he realizes it foretells three additional events-the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve Ted and his son.

When Ted's attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears, he takes it upon himself to try to prevent more destruction from taking place.

This gripping supernatural thriller charts one man's faltering steps towards belief in the ultimate order of the universe even as he finds himself surrounded by mounting chaos. With the reluctant help of Diana Whelan (Rose Byrne) and Abby, the daughter and granddaughter of the now-deceased author of the cryptic prophecies, Ted's increasingly desperate efforts take him on a heart-pounding race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster-and the ultimate sacrifice.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Knowing?

  1. This project has been in development since 2001, however, Nicolas Cage just signed on (12/14/07). The project was originally attached to a number of directors at Columbia Pictures, but it was placed in turnaround and eventually picked up by Escape Artists.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Knowing?

A look at the Knowing behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Alex Proyas last directed Gods of Egypt and I, Robot. The film's writer Stiles White last wrote Poltergeist and Ouija.


Alex Proyas


Todd Black
Jason Blumenthal
Steve Tisch

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Production Timeline: When did the Knowing come together?

On or about March 18, 2009 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about February 5, 2009 • The film was in Post-Production status.

Knowing Release Date: When was it released?

Knowing was released in 2009 on Friday, March 20, 2009 in 3,332 theaters. There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Sunshine Cleaning, Duplicity and I Love You, Man.
United States
March 20, 2009 Nationwide
March 20, 2009

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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