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K-PAX (2001)

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PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a faraway planet named K-PAX. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Director:

Iain Softley

Writers:

Gene Brewer (novel), Charles Leavitt (screenplay)
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Prot
Jeff Bridges ... Dr. Mark Powell
Mary McCormack ... Rachel Powell
Alfre Woodard ... Dr. Claudia Villars
David Patrick Kelly ... Howie
Saul Williams ... Ernie
Peter Gerety ... Sal
Celia Weston ... Doris Archer
Ajay Naidu ... Dr. Chakraborty
Tracy Vilar ... Maria
Melanee Murray Melanee Murray ... Bess
John Toles-Bey ... Russell
Kimberly Scott ... Joyce Trexler
Conchata Ferrell ... Betty McAllister
Vincent Laresca ... Navarro
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Storyline

PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a faraway planet named K-PAX. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Is he crazy?...or is he light years ahead of us? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a sequence of violent images, and brief language and sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

(at around 22 min) According with Prot, K-PAX has two suns named K-MON and K-RIL (Agape and Satori for humans), that only rise together once each 200 years. See more »

Goofs

When the doctors are meeting, the film crew is reflected in the shiny silver coffee pot as one of the doctors pours coffee. See more »

Quotes

Prot: You seem overly upset, Mark. To borrow a phrase from Navarro, you need to chill.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there's a view of the stars and then Dr. Mark Powell looks through the lens of his telescope as if he is looking for the stars of K-PAX. He walks in his yard, and the movie ends. See more »


Soundtracks

Safe and Sound
Written by Sheryl Crow
Produced and Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Great
18 December 2004 | by dav7nineSee all my reviews

This film IS brilliant...... without a doubt. Watched it a while ago after constant pestering from family members who are right into their sci-fi films (which I am not), and thought it was quite good. But after recently watching a few documentaries on outer-space etc we watched it again... and it IS good.

Kevin Spacey is without doubt one of the greatest actors ever and I really like Jeff Bridges (Big Lewbowski, Blown Away, Arlington Road). The film revolves around a patient in a nursing home who claims he is from another planet. Yeah right, you think... but what if his story is so believable that even his psychiatrist begins to wonder if he is telling the truth.

That is how the story evolves with Bridges going through all kinds of emotions dealing with Prot (as he is known), his own psychiatric colleagues, his wife and family, his brother-in-law and his cosmologist astronomer work colleagues (who after getting some data from Prot, pretty much admit that he might be telling the truth!) A great film... that get's you wondering.....

8/10 Dave


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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,215,275, 28 October 2001

Gross USA:

$50,338,485

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,001,485
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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