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K-PAX Details


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

  • Release date:October 22, 2001


Kevin Spacey
as Prot
Jeff Bridges
as Dr. Mark Powell
Mary McCormack
as Rachel Powell
Alfre Woodard
as Claudia Villars
David Patrick Kelly
as Howie
Saul Williams
as Ernie
Peter Gerety
as Sal
Celia Weston
as Mrs. Archer
Ajay Naidu
as Dr. Chakraborty
Tracy Vilar
as Maria
Melanee Murray
as Bess
Kimberly Scott
as Joyce Trexler
Brian Howe
as Steve
Mary Mara
as Abby
Aaron Paul
as Michael Powell
William Lucking
as Sheriff
Conchata Ferrell
John Toles-Bey
as Russell


Iain Softley
Lawrence Gordon
Lloyd Levin
Robert F. Colesberry
Gene Brewer
Book Author
Charles Leavitt
Ed Shearmur
Composer (Music Score)
Gordon Pollock
Executive Producer