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The Number 23 (2007) Poster

(2007)

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Sparrow writes his book in King Edward Hotel. On the sign, the letters "OT" are flashing. Adding these together adds up to 35. "King" (K+I+N+G) = 41, and "EDWARD" (E+D+W+A+R+D) =55. Adding these numbers individually (3+5+4+1+5+5) = 23.
Jim Carrey was paid exactly $23 million to act in this movie.
Jim Carrey claims to have been obsessed with The Number 23 long before being a part of the movie. His production company is called JC 23 Entertainment. It was coincidence that his father was an accountant and he played the saxophone, like his character in the movie.
This is the 23rd project Joel Schumacher has directed.
The DVD contains exactly 23 chapters.
The plot is largely based on the philosophical writings of William S. Burroughs, who came to believe that the number 23 held mystical significance after encountering it during significant moments in his life. Burroughs eventually wrote the screenplay "The Last Words of Dutch Schultz" around this concept, in which he used the deathbed ramblings of mobster Dutch Schultz as a springboard for telling a story based around Schultz's life - which, in Burrough's vision, revolved around recurrences of the number 23.
(at around 41 mins) Walter Sparrow makes a connection for the Oklahoma bombing and the number 23 (the bombing took place on 19 April (4/19) 4+19=23. The al-Qaeda terrorist attacks took place on 9/11/2001 (9+11+2+0+0+1=23).
Other instances of the number 23 connected (sometimes very tenuously) with the movie:
  • The last time Jim Carrey and Joel Schumacher worked together was in Batman Forever (1995). In that film, Carrey's character (the Riddler) also showed an obsession for numbers, which he used to represent letters of the alphabet in his riddles. The numbers were 1, 8, and 5. Batman figured out that 1 and 8 were meant to be 18. 18 + 5 = 23.
  • The number 23 is a W, and in "Batman Forever" there is a scene of Carrey underneath a W (the gate outside Wayne Manor).
  • The dog in the movie is named NED. N is the 14th letter of the alphabet; E is the fifth; and D is the fourth. 14 + 5 + 4 = 23.
  • The numbers on Isaac's car is 023 5HJ, H is the eight letter in the alphabet and J is the tenth, 5 + 8(H) + 10(J) = 23.
  • The store front numbers that Fingerling is standing in front of while watching Fabrizia & Phoenix add to 23 (12, and 110).
  • The film was released in the US on February 23, 2007.
  • The number of Walter Sparrow's footlocker 85307 = 23 (8+5+3+7).
  • The PO Box that Carrey and his family mail the boxes to is "P.O.Box 977". 9+7+7=23.
  • His birthday is February the 3rd, 2/3, 23.
The DVD length is 1:41:08. 14+1+8=23.
(at around 48 mins) The telephone number for the King Edward Hotel (which is printed on the room keys) is 555-1232. Not only is there a 23 and a 32 (a reverse 23) in the second half of the number, but 5+5+5+1+2+3+2 is equal to 23.
The number of letters of the 2 main actors (Jim Carrey and Virginia Madsen) is 23. (Elisabeth Shue was originally cast in the female lead, but had to decline because she was pregnant, so the part went to Madsen.)
IMDB list this movie as "The Number 23 (2007). 2+3+2+0+0+7=14, there are 9 letters in "The Number". 14+9=23.
The hotel in the movie was The King Edward Hotel. King Edward VIII was born on June 23, 1894. In real life, the King Edward is near Jim Carrey's hometown of Newmarket, ON.
(at around 9 mins) When we first see the book "The Number 23" in the bookshop where Agatha buys it, the book is on the shelf facing out, not tucked in between any books. Because of this, 23 books are visible on the shelf behind it.
There are 23 coincidences at the beginning of the movie
Jim Carrey's appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #15.33 (2007) to promote the film on 2/15/2007, Carrey explains the premise of the movie at 12:11 AM EST. 12+11=23.
The author of the book's 'name' was Topsy Kretts which, if pronounced quickly, sounds like 'Top Secrets'
In several countries this movie premiered 23 of March 2007.
(at around 1h 19 mins) The park has a sign that states "The Steps to Heaven - Dedicated June 9, 1931". The numbers add up 23.
Under "Nathaniel's Institute" on the wall placard, "Psychiatric Care Facility" contains 23 letters. On the side of the van, "Animal Control Department" contains 23 letters.
(at around 9 mins) The number of the store where Agatha Sparrow finds the book is 599. 5 + 9 + 9 = 23.
The car Walter drives is a 1976 International Harvester Scout II. 1+9+7+6=23.
(at around 23 mins) The apartment across from the suicide blonde is 959. 9+5+9=23.
The main character, Sparrow, had an obsession with the saxophone. The standard, student sax has 23 keys without the neck. But, with the neck, which one needs to play the sax, the student sax has 24 keys. Nowadays student saxes come with an added high F# key, so they have 25.
The film came out on DVD in the UK on July 23rd 2007
The Sparrows' car's license plate reads "906 8TC". 90 divided by 6 is 15, add 8 and you get 23; and T is the 20th letter in the alphabet, and C is the 3rd. And by simply adding the numbers in the plate we still get 23: 9+0+6+8=23.
Logan Lerman character's name is Robin Sparrow. Robin and Sparrow are both two types of birds. A robin being the red breasted bird and the sparrow being a small finchlike Old World bird related to the weaverbirds, typically with brown and gray plumage.
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The names Jim Carrey and Joel Schumacher add up to 23 letters.
(at around 48 mins) When Walter first drives to the King Edward Hotel the 'O' and the 'T' of the 'Hotel' are broken, however, the 'H', 'E' and 'L' are lit up. 2 unlit letters and 3 lit letters. 2 and 3 = 23.
110, 6 in binary (4+2+0), is the address of the Lucky Pawn Shop that Fingerling is standing in front of as he looks at Dr. Phoenix on the ground. It is found in other places too (like in one of the numbers the "Suicide Blond" wrote: 110/66/63).
(at around 1h 5 mins) The office Agatha Sparrow visits is number 318, 31 - 8 = 23.
The name on the characters work truck is animal control department, which all letters equal to 23.
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The license plate on Sparrow's car is 6098TC. 6+0+9+8=23 AND T (20th letter) plus C (3rd letter) equals 23.
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(at around 48 mins) When first seeing the sign for King Edward Hotel, the "O" and "T" lights are out. "O" is number 15, and "T" is 20. 1+5=6 divided by 2 (The number of blacked out letters) equals 3, 3+20=23. However by the end of the movie, the all letters are fully lit.
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When Walter wakes up from his nightmare, the clock reads 11:12. 11+12=23.
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Jim Carrey's appearance on "The Late Show with Jay Leno" on 2/15/2007, Carrey explains the premise of the movie at 12:11 AM EST. 12+11=23. Curiously, if Carrey had appeared the night previous, the date would have added to 23 (2+14+07=23).
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