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Kate & Leopold (2001)

An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.

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Kate and her actor brother live in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, lives above her apartment. Stuart finds a space near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time. He goes back to the 19th Century and takes pictures of the place. Leopold -- a man living in the 1870s -- is puzzled by Stuart's tiny camera, follows him back through the gap, and they both ended up in the present day. Leopold is clueless about his new surroundings. He gets help and insight from Charlie who thinks that Leopold is an actor who is always in character. Leopold is a highly intelligent man and tries his best to learn and even improve the modern conveniences that he encounters. Written by Rosemea D.S. MacPherson

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,562,448 (USA) (23 December 2001)

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$47,121,859 (USA)
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Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber would later co-star as half brothers and mortal enemies Wolverine and Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). James Mangold would also go on to direct the sequels to Origins, The Wolverine (2013) and Logan (2017). See more »

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When Stuart falls down the elevator shaft, he is sloppily dressed in a casual modern dress shirt, as it is the morning in the present, however, when he is brought out to the ambulance he is dressed in the outfit that he used to go back to 1876. See more »

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Roebling: Time. Time, it has been proposed, is the fourth dimension. And yet, for mortal man, time has no dimension at all. We are like horses with blinders, seeing only what lies before us. Forever guessing the future and fabricating the past.
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In 1852, Elisha Graves Otis invented the safety brake for a lifting platform. One year later in 1853, he founded the Otis Elevator Company in Yonkers, New York. The Otis Elevator Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. See more »

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References Barefoot in the Park (1967) See more »

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Manhattan Beach
Performed by University of Michigan Band
Composed by John Philip Sousa
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Cute but dumb
7 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Liev Schreiber (badly used and miscast) travels from NYC 2002 to NYC 1862 (the how and why are never really explained). While coming back he accidentally brings a 19th century duke Leopold (Hugh Jackman) with him. Leopold meets Kate (Meg Ryan) and...well, you can figure it out from there.

The movie looks beautiful, is VERY romantic and Jackman is incredibly handsome, sexy, funny...God, those eyes of his...but this movie is really dumb. There are some plot turns that are unbelievable (the time travel is never explained; Jackman saves Ryan's purse from a mugger on horseback--literally; Jackman gets used to the 21st century way too quickly; do New Yorkers always leave their windows open so someone can clamber in off the fire escape?). Also Ryan has played this part once too often--she's getting too old and (sadly) she looks it. However, Breckin Meyer is very good and funny as her brother.

The only reason to see the movie is Jackman--he's just great. And it IS cute. So, it's worth seeing.


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