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Knowing / Escape Artists ; Goldcrest Pictures ; Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment ; Mystery Clock Cinema ; Summit Entertainment ; Wintergreen Productions ; produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch ; story by Ryne Douglas Pearson ; screenplay by Ryne Douglas Pearson and Juliet Snowden & Stiles White ; produced, written and directed by Alex Proyas.

Cage, Nicolas, 1965- (Added Author). Black, Todd. (Added Author). Blumenthal, Jason. (Added Author). Tisch, Steve. (Added Author). Pearson, Ryne Douglas. (Added Author). Snowden, Juliet, 1966- (Added Author). White, Stiles. (Added Author). Proyas, Alex, 1963- (Added Author). Byrne, Rose. (Added Author). Canterbury, Chandler, 1998- (Added Author). Robinson, Lara. (Added Author). Mendelsohn, Ben. (Added Author). Beltrami, Marco. (Added Author). Escape Artists (Firm) (Added Author). Goldcrest Pictures. (Added Author). Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Mystery Clock (Firm) (Added Author). Summit Entertainment. (Added Author). Wintergreen Productions (Firm) (Added Author). Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Lara Robinson, Ben Mendelsohn. (Cast).


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.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen edition.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Summit Entertainment, [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Simon Duggan ; editor, Richard Learoyd ; music, Marco Beltrami.
Participant or Performer Note:
Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Lara Robinson, Ben Mendelsohn.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
Dialogue in English or dubbed Spanish with optional subtitles in Spanish; closed-captioned.
Subject: Time capsules > United States > Drama.
Prophecies > Drama.
Disasters > Drama.
College teachers > United States > Drama.
Fathers and sons > United States > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Fantasy films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings.

Available copies

  • 22 of 22 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Reynolds County Library District.


  • 0 current holds with 22 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Reynolds County Library - Bunker Library DVD KNO (Text) 3247100567714 Adult DVD Available -
Reynolds County Library - Ellington Library DVD KNO (Text) 3247100051334 Adult DVD Available -

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