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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Drama | 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  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,215,275 (USA) (28 October 2001)

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$50,338,485 (USA)
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Trivia

KPAX is a television station on channel 8 in Missoula, Montana. 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

Prot: Doctor. Doctor. Doctor. Doctor. How many doctors are there on this planet?
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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 Patriot (2000) 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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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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