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.

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Change the way you look at the world. See more »

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

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26 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

K-PAX - L'homme qui vient de loin  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,215,275 (USA) (26 October 2001)

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$50,173,190 (USA) (21 December 2001)
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Trivia

Throughout the movie sparkles of light can be seen in the background of almost all scenes, more accurately in Dr. Powell's office when he talks with Prot. See more »

Goofs

At 1:29 in the movie, when Dr. Powell drives from the airport to Guelph, which is supposed to be in New Mexico, it shows him viewing the Park City arches at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mark Powell: How do you know right from wrong?
Prot: Every being in the universe knows right from wrong, Mark.
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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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Referenced in American Dad!: Daddy Queerest (2009) See more »

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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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Lame copy of Argentinian film
21 October 2010 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

I had a lot expectations about this movie but when i started watching it, it was soon evident to me that the storyline was lifted from a famous Argentinian movie of the 80s called "Hombre mirando al sudeste". And when i say lifted, i mean its almost a copy but no reference to the original is found anywhere nor any info about the script or rights being purchased by American producers/director. It is a pity, because i like Kevin Spacey. But watching so obviously a copy made me feel uncomfortable and ended up hating it. You cant beat (or steal) a classic. Plus, this movie seems to lack some of the deep and uncomfortable questions that the original creates in the viewer; the story is sort of "bleached". So, if you are thinking about watching this movie, go and watch the original version instead. If you have already watched it, go and watch the original too, you won't regret it.


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