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What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Drama | 22 October 2004 (USA)
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A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlee Matlin ... Lead
Elaine Hendrix ... Jennifer
John Ross Bowie ... Elliot
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Reggie
Barry Newman ... Frank
Larry Brandenburg ... Bruno
Daniela Serra Daniela Serra ... Bride
James Langston Drake James Langston Drake ... Groom (as Jame Drake)
Michele Mariana Michele Mariana ... Tour Guide (as Michelle Mariana)
Armin Shimerman ... Older Man (in subway)
Robert Blanche ... Bob
Pavel Mikoloski Pavel Mikoloski ... Priest
Alex Rogers Alex Rogers ... Guy #1
Tin Tran Tin Tran ... Guy #2
Leslie Taylor ... Bridesmaid
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"WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW?!" is a radical departure from convention. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown, indeed, not even dreamed of since Copernicus. It's a documentary. It's a story. It's mind-blowing special effects. This film plunges you into a world where quantum uncertainty is demonstrated - where neurological processes, and perceptual shifts are engaged and lived by its protagonist - where everything is alive, and reality is changed by every thought. Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

22 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sacred Science See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,656, 8 February 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,941,801, 10 April 2005
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the credited experts is Ramtha. Ramtha is an alleged entity who is channelled by J.Z. Knight who appears in the film and whose organisation helped fund this film. Ramtha is said to be over 35,000 years old and originated in the sunken continents of Atlantis and Lemuria, where he was in charge of an army of over a million people. See more »

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An urban myth about native Caribbean people not being able to see Columbus' ships is repeated. Not only is this story unproven, the earliest recorded version of this myth was originally told about how Australian Aborigines and Captain Cook's ship, not Columbus. See more »

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Ramtha: God must transcend the greatest of human weaknesses. And, indeed, the greatest of human skill. God must transcend even our most remarkable attempts to emulate nature in its absolute splendor. How can any man or woman sin against such a greatness? How can any carbon unit on Earth, in the backwaters of the Milky Way - indeed, the boondocks - possibly betray God Almighty? That is impossible. The height of arrogance is the height of control of those who would recreate God in their own image.
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References Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »

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Can't Get Enough
Written by Mick Ralphs (as Michael Ralphs)
Performed by Bad Company
Warner Chappell Music Publishing
Courtesy of Atco Records/Swan Song Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Highly sensationalized
6 September 2004 | by spoonerismsSee all my reviews

My wife and I had heard enthusiastic recommendations and came to the film expecting something along the lines of "A Brief History of Time." Do not bother seeing this movie if that is what you're expecting! I am a professor of philosophy (with my area of specialty being philosophy of science) and my wife is a professor of biology. We found about one third of the claims (in our respected fields) to be flat out false; another third were blatant hyperbole or, at best, "poetic truth"; the final third were, indeed, true. However, the entire film was presented as if 100% of the content was uncontested scientific Truth (with a capital "T")! Many of the claims were downright embarrassing and more in line with the claims of urban legends and/or those asinine emails about weird phenomena that are forwarded to you by burned-out new-agers. Instead I highly recommend Errol Moritz's aforementioned documentary on Hawking, or perhaps his excellent "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control." In fact, I even recommend "Showgirls" over this travesty committed, sadly, in the name of science.


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