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Kate & Leopold (2001)

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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.... See full summary »

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Storyline

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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25 December 2001 (USA)  »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,562,448 (USA) (21 December 2001)

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$47,095,453 (USA) (15 February 2002)
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In the movie, Kate's boss tries to impress her with his knowledge about "La Bohème", but Leopold corrects the boss' mistakes about the opera. For instance, Leopold informs Kate that the name of the male lead is Rodolfo, not Andrè, and that the opera is sung in Italian, not French, although it is set in Paris. The point is that Leopold's travel to the future occurs in 1876, while the world premiere performance of "La Bohème" was in Turin on 1 February 1896. Another point is that the Brooklyn Bridge was dedicated in 1883; however, the Manhattan tower was completed in 1875. See more »

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The gray silk dress Kate wears at Madison Ave house is plain during the business dinner, but when she goes back in time the dress neckline is decorated with ruffle chiffon.

In the extra features of the film, it was explained by the costume designer that the differences in Kate's dress between the dinner and her time travel were intentional differences. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Referenced in Eden of the East: Yûutsu na getsuyôbi (2009) See more »

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Tivoli-Rutsch-Walzer
Performed by The Gaudier Ensemble
Composed by Johann Strauss Sr. (as Johann Strauss I)
Courtesy of Hyperion Records LTD.
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enjoyable fluff with extraordinary character
9 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie wouldn't really be anything to write home about. You could call it science fiction because it's about time travel, but any serious science fiction buff would know better. But, there's something absolutely extraordinary about this movie that has me watching it again and again. I wasn't a big Hugh Jackman fan when I watched this movie. I suppose I'm still not. I'm too old for that kind of thing, but the character Leopold has a stillness, a quality of listening and putting other people (man or woman) first. He demonstrates an etiquette that is not at all stiff, that is less about precise forms and rules than about a genuine care for other people. I go back and watch Kate and Leopold when I wish I knew somebody who cared that much for me.


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