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Release Date:
12 September 2001 (France) See more »
Sometimes the future is better than it used to be See more »
Ruby Weaver has man trouble: she tries to fix them, so she's stuck herself with a string of losers. Her current lover... See more » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)
Marty Davey ... Directory Operator (voice)

Marisa Tomei ... Ruby Weaver

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Sam Deed

Nadia Dajani ... Gretchen

Holland Taylor ... Therapist, Maggie Ann "Meg" Ford

Tovah Feldshuh ... Lillian Weaver

Sean Gullette ... Mark
Bronson Dudley ... Victor

José Zúñiga ... Jose
Sanjay Chandani ... Sunil (as Jason Chandani)

Cara Buono ... Bette
Lianna Pai ... Claire

Tamara Jenkins ... Robin

Richard Portnow ... Trip

Saidah Arrika Ekulona ... Nurse
Mick Weber ... Floor Supervisor

Sam Seder ... Ned
Lyn Vaus ... Pharmacist

Anthony Michael Hall ... Himself

H. Jon Benjamin ... Reveler #1 (as Jon Benjamin)
Kathryn Tucker ... Reveler #2

Michael McGlone ... Tab (as Mike McGlone)
Dan Frazer ... Tom Deed (voice)

Michael Buscemi ... Pedestrian
Joreen Baquilod ... Korean Girl
Elizabeth Gajadharsingh ... Sunil's Young Daughter

Stephen Gevedon ... Frenchman (as Steve Gevodan)

Larry Fessenden ... Junkie

Robert Stanton ... Fetishist

Neal Huff ... Artist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Fishman ... Man with Towel on Head (uncredited)

Burton Mazzone ... Robin's Boyfriend (uncredited)

George F. Miller ... Jogger That Drops Cherry Snow Cone (uncredited)
Timothy Reilly ... Man with Beer on Hydrant (uncredited)

Directed by
Brad Anderson 
Writing credits
Brad Anderson (written by)

Produced by
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Victoria Robinson .... associate producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Susan A. Stover .... producer
Derrick Tseng .... line producer
Original Music by
Evan Lurie 
Cinematography by
Terry Stacey 
Film Editing by
Brad Anderson 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
Production Design by
Susan Block 
Art Direction by
Lucio Seixas 
Set Decoration by
Kara Cressman 
Costume Design by
Victoria Farrell 
Makeup Department
Dana Elder .... assistant hair stylist
Dana Elder .... assistant makeup artist
Julia Lallas .... assistant makeup artist
Letha Rodman .... assistant makeup artist
James Ryder .... makeup artist: Vincent D'Onofrio
James Ryder .... special makeup effects artist: Vincent D'Onofrio
Alessandra Sanitate .... assistant makeup artist
Mia Thoen .... key hair stylist
Mia Thoen .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Sophia Lin .... production manager
Jennifer Ruff .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa Janowski .... first assistant director
Colin MacLellan .... second second assistant director
Brian A. York .... second assistant director (as Brian York)
Art Department
Sarah Berney .... charge scenic artist
Michael Jortner .... assistant property master
Linda Krantz .... property master
Ludowika Mann .... art department intern
Bentley Wood .... set dresser
Sound Department
Ryan Clark .... assistant sound editor
Ryan Clark .... foley recordist
Ryan Clark .... sound editor
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Gran Finale .... boom operator
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
Franziska Kunze .... assistant sound editor
Nicholas Montgomery .... sound effects editor
Abigail Savage .... dialogue editor
David Sciumbata .... assistant sound editor
Noah Timan .... sound
Peter Bucossi .... stunt double
Janet Paparazzo .... stunt double
Keith Siglinger .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Ward .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Jennifer Atkiss .... camera loader
Alan Blagg .... key grip
Kip Bogdahn .... gaffer
Eric Boncher .... additional electrician
Pierrot Colonna .... assistant camera loader
Sylvain D'Hautcourt .... assistant camera loader
Andrew Fishman .... grip
Raphael Frank .... additional electrician (as Stephen Raphael Frank)
Mara Galus .... assistant camera loader
Patrick R. Heffernan .... additional grip
Aza Jacobs .... additional electrician
Sam Katz .... additional electrician
Matthew Kramer .... best boy grip
Matthew Kulvicki .... additional assistant camera
Scott Levy .... best boy electric
Seth Loft .... additional grip
Ed Mattson .... additional electrician
Timothy Reilly .... additional grip (as Tim 'Lopez' Reilly)
Cory Schaub .... electrician
Amy Silverman .... second assistant camera
Victor Sira .... still photographer
Craig Striano .... additional grip
Derek Walker .... first assistant camera
JoJo Whilden .... still photographer
Rory Wilson .... additional electrician
Casting Department
Katharina Eggmann .... casting associate
Susan Fried .... extras casting (as Sue Fried)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Kenney .... assistant costume designer
Maya Stowe .... wardrobe production assistant
Antonia Xereas .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Jim Finn .... optical negative supervisor
Fred Heid .... color timer
David A. Smith .... assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Joe Violante .... color coordinator: Technicolor (as Joey Violante)
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Eddie Harris .... composer: song "Mima"
Nicholas Montgomery .... music editor
Vivian Trimble .... musician (as Dusty Trails)
Transportation Department
Richard Curry .... transportation captain
Brian Lieberz .... driver: cast
Other crew
Michael Atterbery .... unit production assistant: Connecticut
Dan Brillman .... production assistant
Matt Byrne .... unit production assistant
Corey Campbell .... production assistant
Anne Childers .... production coordinator
Kim Marie Cicione .... location manager
Roni Deitz .... location scout
Janna DeLury .... script supervisor
Michael Elian .... location production assistant
Rob Feld .... production resources
Ramsey Fong .... assistant: Ms. Stover
Stephane Guyet .... set production assistant
Megan Hedgepeth .... assistant production assistant
Brian Lamia .... unit production assistant
Melissa Lintinger .... auditor
Meredith Mandell .... craft service
Patrick McMahon .... set production assistant
Dan Milner .... location scout
Nils Nissen .... unit production assistant
James O'Donnell .... production assistant
Thomas R. Polleri .... assistant location manager (as Tom Polleri)
Dylan H. Reiff .... unit production assistant
Laura Reilly .... production office intern
Guenevere Taylor .... production assistant
Matt Taylor .... set production assistant
Jessica Vargas .... set intern
Michael Wei .... set intern (as Michael W. Wei)
Matthew Wool .... set intern

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Rated R for language
110 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Although this was released a month after Brad Anderson's film Session 9 (2001), he actually completed it two years previously.See more »
Factual errors: When Mrs. Weaver refers to the day her husband quit drinking (10/15/1988), she remembers it was a Tuesday. In fact, that date in 1988 was a Saturday.See more »
[first lines]
Ruby:Murder? Oh God, Sam, murder?
Sam Deed:It wasn't me.
Ruby:Nobody could understand this, Sam, it's too much. It's too much.
Sam Deed:I think it would be easier if I told you a little at a time. It would sink in a little at a time.
Ruby:Sink in a little at a time? You... you just dropped an emotional anvil on my head. Look at me, I'm flat as a pancake.
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Watch this movie again...and again..and again..., 6 August 2004
Author: pianogyrl from Lynchburg, VA

I'm always intrigued by small titles, because sometimes they're better than the big moneymakers. This one failed to disappoint, especially because of the superb acting and camera shots. Vincent D'Onofrio(still "the bug" from "Men in Black" in my mind) did a wonderful job of stepping out of that role and into one that's believable, despite Sam's odd story. The first time I watched this, I was intrigued by the possibility that Sam may be telling the truth. Fortunately, K-Pax hadn't managed to ruin that scenario completely for me. The ending was a complete surprise and there were some nice twists.

I picked this up again to see if it was still as intriguing and to my surprise, it was. Even knowing Sam's true identity takes none of the emotion out of the film. I saw that this movie is not just the audience deciding whether or not to believe Sam, but Ruby deciding as well. It's a terrific inner conflict for her, as she struggles in the face of love and honesty after a string of horrible men. Haven't we all met someone that we loved and wanted to trust, but we didn't know we could? The time travel aspect makes this movie impossible but the characters are so real and deep, then the movie feels real and you find yourself thinking if only for a moment that it is perfectly possible. That's why I say that even if you know the ending, watch this movie for the quality that it is.

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