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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.

Director:

James Mangold

Writers:

Steven Rogers (story), James Mangold (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Ryan ... Kate McKay
Hugh Jackman ... Leopold
Liev Schreiber ... Stuart Besser
Breckin Meyer ... Charlie McKay
Natasha Lyonne ... Darci
Bradley Whitford ... J.J. Camden
Paxton Whitehead ... Uncle Millard
Spalding Gray ... Dr. Geisler
Josh Stamberg ... Colleague Bob
Matthew Sussman Matthew Sussman ... Ad Executive Phil
Charlotte Ayanna ... Patrice
Philip Bosco ... Otis
Andrew Jack ... Roebling
Stan Tracy Stan Tracy ... Photographer
Kristen Schaal ... 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kate and Leopold See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Konrad Pictures,Miramax See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Hugh Jackman took etiquette lessons from 19th-century etiquette expert Jane Gibson (who trained actors for such projects as Sense and Sensibility (1995)). He also studied ballroom dancing and trained to ride a horse for the film. See more »

Goofs

In Leopold's uncle's house, the portrait of a young Leo (age 5-10) and his parents shows costumes from 3 different periods. If Leo was 30 in 1876, he was born in 1846, and would be 5 in 1851. The mother's costume dates to about 1876; the boy's is from about 1780. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Alternate Versions

The DVD contains both the theatrical cut and the director's cut. The director's cut is four minutes longer. Also included are seven deleted scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Instant Karma! (2002) See more »

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The Fakir
Written and Performed by Lalo Schifrin
Courtesy of Verve Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Funny lines, bad plot, one hot actor
6 January 2004 | by KimberwynSee 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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