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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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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

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

In the novel, one of Prot's favorite movies is Starman (1984), which starred Jeff Bridges, who played the title role as the alien. 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

Claudia Villars: [after prot has disappeared] Patients do not escape from this institution. They don't escape. I'm going to have a great time explaining this to the state board. I've got psychotics on the fourth floor packing up their sneakers because they all think they're going off to K-PAX. Find him.
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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 Will & Grace: Hocus Focus (2002) 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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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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