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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.

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

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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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  »

Box Office

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$50,173,190 (USA) (21 December 2001)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original plan was that Will Smith was to play Prot and Kevin Spacey Dr. Mark Powell. When Smith pulled out of the role, Spacey decided to play Prot. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, Mark leaves the city on the train at the end of the day in overcast weather, but when he gets home at 6:30, it's bright daylight outside. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mark Powell: Oh, 6:15 was late. Didn't leave the station till 6:30. Should have caught the nearest beam of light.
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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 »

Connections

References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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Safe and Sound
Written by Sheryl Crow
Produced and Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of A&M Records
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26 January 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

One of the best movies ever, the idea of a double interpretation involves we all.

Would be Prot a schizophrenic or an E.T? (No doubt in my opinion, but let's keep the question open...). Kevin Spacey, the big screen monster, plays Prot as it should be done. Let's not forget Jeff Bridges and his great psychiatric.

Lastly, a masterpiece that speakes for itself. Can keep our eyes wide open from the beginning to the credits and our minds thinking even when the movie is over. If you still didn't watch it, go right now! And again, again...


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