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K-PAX (2001)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  26 October 2001 (USA)
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Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

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Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Is he crazy?...or is he light years ahead of us? See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a sequence of violent images, and brief language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

K-PAX - L'homme qui vient de loin  »

Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$626,381 (France) (10 May 2002)

Gross:

$626,381 (France) (10 May 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Spacey had to record the scene where Prot eats a whole banana (skin and all) 27 times. See more »

Goofs

Prot removes his glasses and lays them down so that the top of the glasses are laying on the table. Later, when Mark Powell rushes in, the glasses are lying right-side-up and facing opposite direction. See more »

Quotes

Prot: [eating a banana] Your produce alone has been worth the trip.
Dr. Mark Powell: Could you tell me a bit about your boyhood on K-PAX? Where were you born? You were, uh, born, right? K-Paxians have babies?
Prot: Oh, yes. Much like on Earth, but unlike you humans, the reproductive process is, uh, quite unpleasant for us.
Dr. Mark Powell: Could you compare the effect to something that I might understand. Like a toothache...?
Prot: It's more like having your nuts in a vise, except we feel it all over. And to make matters worse, the sensation is ...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits we see stars and then we see Dr. Mark Powell through the lens of his telescope as he is looking for the star of K-PAX. He walks in his yard and the movie ends. See more »

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References The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Rocket Man
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
Courtesy of Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Quite an amazing movie
12 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Personally, I think Kevin Spacey is one of the greatest actors of his generation, maybe the greatest. This in combination with another amazing actor named Jeff Bridges, it can't be bad. And that's exactly what this movie is! "K-PAX" is one of the most pleasant surprises of the latest years. To start with has the movie a brilliantly written story. It's part of what makes the movie so great. The other aspect that contributes to the greatness of the movie is the acting. The combination Spacey-Bridges really works.

This was already the second time I saw the movie and I'm sure it won't be the last time. "K-PAX" has everything. There are moments which are extremely funny, parts that remind of a true thriller and others which reminds of high-class drama. I think this movie deserves a much higher rating and a lot more awards. Great movie!

9/10


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