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Still shot from the movie: Knowing.

Knowing

When a half-century-old time capsule at an elementary school is opened, so is a mystery. Among the enclosed artifacts is a sheet of paper containing a string of numbers. Examining the cryptic message, Professor John Koestler (Nicholas Cage) discovers the digits accurately predict dates and death tolls of all the major disasters that have occurred during the last fifty years -- and there are three more prophesies yet to be fulfilled. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 20 Mar 2009
Video Release: 07 Jul 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How do the depictions of the elementary school principals in this film illustrate the societal changes that occurred over a 50-year period?

Would you live your life differently if you knew when you would die? How does the knowledge of impending disaster impact the characters in this film? Why is John’s outlook on life changed so dramatically by the loss of his wife?

How does this film intertwine religious faith and scientific theory?

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