K-Pax | 2001

Drama, Adaptation
A psychiatrist learns about life from a patient who believes he's an alien.

Cast

... Prot

Actor

... Doctor Mark Powell

Actor

... Rachel Powell

Actor

... Claudia Villars

Actor

... Howie

Actor

... Ernie

Actor

... Sal

Actor

... Mrs Archer

Actor

... Doctor Chakraborty

Actor

... Maria

Actor

... Bess

Actor

... Russell

Actor

Company

American Humane Association

Production Company

American Museum of Natural History

Production Company

American Psychiatric Asociation

Production Company

Archives of the Amrican Illustrator's Gallery

Production Company

Board of Trustees National Gallery of Art Washington

Production Company

Case Jeff

Production Company

Synopsis

A mysterious and extraordinary mental patient, named Prot, convinces both staff and fellow patients that he comes from a utopian planet called K-PAX. While his psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Powell, is baffled by this cheerfully confident man, Prot's description of life on a planet 1000 light years away awakens a sense of possibility among the other patients. The doctor gradually begins to witness this so-called alien having a remarkable effect on the mental health of the hospital's other patients. When Prot says he's going back before the summer ends, all the patients in the ward vie to go with him. As the days before Prot's announced departure from earth race by, Dr. Powell struggles with questions of science. Determined to prove the stranger is nothing more than a tragic victim of multiple personality disorder, the doctor soon finds himself doubting his own diagnosis.

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