On February 23, 2007, the movie The Number 23 was released starring Jim Carrey. The movie is about numerology and the psychological impact it plays on the main character's life, Walter Sparrow, played by Carrey, once he discovers the significance of the number twenty-three within a book his girlfriend buys him at a local bookstore. As it turns out, this book creates a very personal and life altering insight for Sparrow by the end of the film.
The main character is born February 3. If you recall Jim Carrey's 90s movie Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, you may recall his job was tracking down lost animals. In The Number 23, Carrey catches stray dogs, and in the beginning of the film, has to catch a dog named "Ned". At the time he is catching Ned, he doesn't realize what is special about his name, but later in the film he comes to understand. The name Ned consists of N, the 14th letter, E, the fifth letter and D the fourth letter. If you add 14+5+4, you get 23. Thus, Ned = 23.
Ned ends up biting Carrey and sending him on a spiral of coincidences. At the time of being bitten, he is convinced the name Ned means, "nasty evil dog". Carrey's character then starts to say Ned is dead, and dead Ned out of frustration and anger.
Walter Sparrow's girlfriend's name is Agatha, and she owns a cake shop named after her. The address of her shop as shown in the film is 698. If you sum each number digit by digit, you get 23. It shows Agatha leaving her shop just before meeting her boyfriend Walter. In the next scene, it shows the two meeting at a bookstore named "A Novel Fate". In the story, Agatha buys the book, The No. 23 by Topsy Kretts, A Novel of Obsession. The bookstore is address 599, which sums to 23 as well.
In the film, it never decodes the name Topsy Kretts, other than Walter Sparrow realizing that the name Topsy Kretts almost forms the words "top secrets". If you extract the numerology of the words, TOPSY KRETTS you get the following:
- TOPSY = 2+6+7+1+7 = 23
- KRETTS = 2+9+5+2+2+1 = 21
- TOPSY KRETTS = 23+21 = 44
- 44 is the number of assassination
In the apartment, the following information is written on a mirror the Suicide Blonde is looking at.
- Timothy Charles Hunt
red = 14+5+4 = 27
white = 23+8+9+20+5 = 65
65+27 = 92/4 for letters in pink = 23
- Pink = 7+9+5+2 = 23
- Delaware = 4+5+3+1+5+1+9+5 = 33
- Established December 7, 1787: 1+2+7+1+7+8+7 = 33
- Massachusetts = 4+1+1+1+1+3+8+3+1+5+2+2+1 = 33
- Hawaii = 8+1+5+1+9+9 = 33
- Born February 10, 1968
- Died February 10, 1991
- 2/10/1991 = 2+1+0+1+9+9+1 = 23
- Dr. Miles Phoenix
- Isobel Lydia Hunt
- King Edward Hotel
- Kyle Jacob Flinch
- Topsy Kretts
- PO BOX 977
- West Highland, USA
- License 906 8TC
- Dr. Sirius Leary, MD
- Room 318
- Case 85037
- Casanova's Park
- 023 5HJ
- Walter Paul Sparrow
- "Be sure your sin will find you out" 32:23
- Isaac = 91113
- Isaac = 9+19+1+1+3 = 33