In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
In the fall of 1959, for a time capsule, students draw pictures of life as they imagine it will be in 50 years. Lucinda, an odd child who hears voices, swiftly writes a long string of numbers. In 2009, the capsule is opened; student Caleb Koestler gets Lucinda's "drawing" and his father John, an astrophysicist and grieving widower, takes a look. He discovers dates of disasters over the past 50 years with the number who died. Three dates remain, all coming soon. He investigates, learns of Lucinda, and looks for her family. He fears for his son, who's started to hear voices and who is visited by a silent stranger who shows him a vision of fire and destruction. What's going on?Written by
A somewhat similar derailment on the New York City Subway's #4 line depicted in the movie actually happened in real life. On August 28, 1991, a #4 Express train derailed at a rail switch and crashed before the 14th Street-Union Square stop. The severity of the crash caused five out of the ten cars to be destroyed. One car was split in two. Five people died and 161 were injured. The crash was caused by the motorman who was intoxicated at the controls and had been speeding when the train passed over a switch. The motorman was later arrested and was sentenced from 5 to 15 years in prison for manslaughter and assault. He was released in April 2002. See more »
The main character is supposed to be an astrophysicist. He says that Earth-like planets will only be found around Earth-like stars, which is not the current belief. See more »