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Kate & Leopold (2001)

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An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kate McKay
... Leopold
... Stuart Besser
... Charlie McKay
... Darci
... J.J. Camden
... Uncle Millard
... Dr. Geisler
... Colleague Bob
Matthew Sussman ... Ad Executive Phil
... Patrice
... Otis
... Roebling
Stan Tracy ... Photographer
... Miss Tree
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Kate and her actor brother live in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, lives above her apartment. Stuart finds a space near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time. He goes back to the 19th Century and takes pictures of the place. Leopold -- a man living in the 1870s -- is puzzled by Stuart's tiny camera, follows him back through the gap, and they both ended up in the present day. Leopold is clueless about his new surroundings. He gets help and insight from Charlie who thinks that Leopold is an actor who is always in character. Leopold is a highly intelligent man and tries his best to learn and even improve the modern conveniences that he encounters. Written by Rosemea D.S. MacPherson

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,562,448, 23 December 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,121,859

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,019,048
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Writer/director James Mangold makes an uncredited cameo appearance early on in the film. He is the film director arguing with Kate about the likability of the leading lady in the film the focus group has just been watching. See more »

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During the rooftop dinner, the strap of Kate's dress alternates between on her shoulder and off her shoulder between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Roebling: Time. Time, it has been proposed, is the fourth dimension. And yet, for mortal man, time has no dimension at all. We are like horses with blinders, seeing only what lies before us. Forever guessing the future and fabricating the past.
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Crazy Credits

In 1852, Elisha Graves Otis invented the safety brake for a lifting platform. One year later in 1853, he founded the Otis Elevator Company in Yonkers, New York. The Otis Elevator Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. See more »

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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

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Save the Best for Last
Performed by Vanessa Williams
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OK, but disappointing
17 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was disappointed upon seeing this movie. I expected something different than what I actually got. The premise is brilliant, but the result is poor. I mean, overlooking the time travel thing - it wasn't badly thought out actually - I found myself thinking that Kate and Leopold really didn't have that much chemistry. They fell in love way too suddenly to make it believable. However, Hugh Jackman pulls this film through. He made it enjoyable to watch, especially in the scenes where his character is teaching Kate's brother about women (ironic though, since he's never been in love before). I was sorely disappointed by Meg Ryan, though. This movie is good to pass time, it's OK entertainment, but it lacks the emotional appeal and chemistry of so many other romantic comedies out there.


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