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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

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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Storyline

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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If they lived in the same century they'd be perfect for each other. See more »


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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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Film debut of Kristen Schaal. See more »

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When Leopold first sees his house from the 1800's while walking with Kate in the present day, the cross street sign says "Pearl St." Pearl Street is in the south end of Manhattan. When Kate leaves her cab at Leopold's house, she asks the cab driver if it's 316 Madison Ave., which is in midtown, and stops at 23rd Street. 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 Adventures in Babysitting (1987) See more »

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Leather Chair
Written and Performed by Gluecifer
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records and White Jazz Records
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Funny lines, bad plot, one hot actor
6 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

"Kate & Leopold" is not a top quality film, but has some seriously funny and entertaining moments. Most of those were delivered from Breckin Meyer, who plays Kate's brother. For example, the part when he keeps talking in the background and nobody is listening to him. I also enjoyed when he said "we have a saying in our household 'shake and bake the chicken'" or something of that sort.

The best part of this movie by far is Hugh Jackman. Not only is he devastatingly dashing and handsome, but his performance shows off his acting chops quite well. However, he and Meg Ryan had little on screen chemistry.

If you like silly romantic comedies, or if you just like Hugh Jackman, I would advise you to check out this film. You also shouldn't expect much plot wise. The script lacks continuity and has a few plot holes and many inconceivable ideas (well, so do most films, but others do a better job of making you believe it).

**1/2


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