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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.
Why Is Knowing Rated PG-13?
Knowing is rated PG-13 for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language
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A handful of moderate profanities and terms of Christian Deity are scattered throughout this script that depicts frequent alcohol consumption among several characters. One man, who is mourning the loss of his wife, follows up a night of excessive drinking by driving the school carpool the next morning. Children, who repeatedly hear voices in their head, are compelled to write down numbers, to the point of scratching digits into wood with bloody fingers. Ominous, silent characters enter a child’s bedroom, show up at school, lurk outside a home and appear to threaten youngsters on several occasions. Animals, cities, homes and forests are engulfed in flames. A plane crashes in front of motorists. Burning victims, corpses and a mangled fuselage are shown. A speeding subway car crushes numerous characters and causes extensive underground havoc. Terrorists threaten to deploy a bomb in a large city. Children are kidnapped. A woman’s suicide is discussed. A man with a gun chases others. Looters destroy businesses. A character is killed in a brutal car crash. Brief comments are made about sexual orientation and a woman’s large anatomy.
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Scientists also predict a disastrous outcome when environmental changes cause a freezing front to advance across the continent in The Day After Tomorrow. In another film dealing with the devastation of 9/11, Nicolas Cage plays a Port Authority police officer trapped in the rubble in the movie World Trade Center.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Release Date: 7 July 2009
Learn more about Knowing with the release of the movie on DVD and Blu-ray. Both formats of the film also include two behind-the-scenes featurettes and an audio commentary by the director.