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The 1995 novel by Dr. Gene Brewer becomes this drama from director Iain Softley. After a mugging incident at New York's Grand Central Station, Prot (Kevin Spacey), a man who claims to be an alien from the planet K-PAX, is turned over to a public mental hospital and the care of Dr. Mark Powell (Jeff Bridges). When medication fails to alter Prot's insistence that he is visiting from another world on a fact-finding mission, Powell gets more involved with his patient, who seems to have a calming effect on the other residents of his ward. At first convinced that Prot is a delusional who can be treated, Powell begins to wonder if his bizarre patient's story is true, particularly after the hospital's doctors find that Prot possesses the baffling ability to see ultraviolet light. As the date grows nearer when Prot claims he must leave Earth (a "class BA-III planet"), Powell becomes increasingly concerned that a psychiatric breakthrough must occur by then. K-PAX (2001) co-stars Alfre Woodard and Mary McCormack. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

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Release Date
Universal Studios
MPAA Rating
PG13 -- Parents strongly cautioned
2 hours, 1 minute
  • 5 full-range channels. Includes 3 for the front speakers, 2 surround channels for rear speakers, & 1 low-frequency effects (LFE) channel to carry deep bass effects
  • Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
  • USA & territories, Canada
  • English
  • Spanish
Video Features
  • Alternate ending: director Iain Softley's first choice for the ending of the film
  • The making of "K-Pax" featurette includes never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage with cast and crew interviews
  • Feature commentary with director Iain Softley
  • Deleted scenes
  • Storyboards to final feature comparison
  • "The Making of K-Pax" through photographs by Jeff Bridges
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Production notes, cast, and filmmakers
  • DVD-ROM features including theatrical website
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