Plot – Prot has been committed into a psychiatric clinic because unjustly charged with assault. He believes he is an alien from the planet K-Pax and must return home before the end of summer. In the clinic Prot meets Dr. Mark Powell, a psychiatrist who initially is convinced that Prot suffers from personality disorders. Over time the doctor begins to doubt his analysis and things get even more intriguing when Prot's claims are examined by a team of sceptical astronomers, who are puzzled by his knowledge.
All actors – Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard, David Patrick Kelly, Saul Williams, Peter Gerety, Celia Weston, Ajay Naidu, Tracy Vilar, Melanee Murray, John Toles-Bey, Kimberly Scott, Conchata Ferrell, Vincent Laresca, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Brian Howe, Mary Mara, Tess McCarthy, Natasha Dorfhuber, Brandon de Paul, Aaron Paul, William Lucking, Kelly Connell, Peter Maloney, Lance E. Nichols, Paul Linke, Christopher Jason Brown, Greg Lewis, Clarke Peters, Olga Merediz, Joe Holt, Lola Pashalinski, Kateri Walker, Katya Abelski, Scott Lincoln, Clebert Ford, Norman Alden, Rawle D. Lewis, Eric LaRay Harvey, Zofia Borucka, Tony Rhune, Vince Cupone, B'Jahn, Anne Carroll, Lisa Cohen, Clete Francis, Leo Frank, Valerie Giocondo, William Godbolt, Ralph Hadida, Pat Jankiewicz, Joseph Steven, Coco Leigh, Lydia Murray, Rafael Real, Julie Sands, Gene Smith, Curt Clendenin, Frank Collison, Ted Hollis, Moet Meira, Paulo Pascoal, Elizabeth Woodwardshow all
“K-PAX” Quotes 17 quotes
“I have arrived. My travels are over for the time being.”
“- Dr. Mark Powell: What would you say if I told you I think you're as human as I am?
- Prot: I would say you're in need of a thorazine drip, Doctor.”
“- Prot: We don't have families on K-PAX.
- Rachel Powell: Well, you don't know what you're missing.”
“Dying is something you have no control over. Why waste your life being afraid of it?”
“You know what I've learned about your planet? There's enough life on Earth to fill 50 planets. Plants, animals, people, fungi, viruses, all jostling to find their place, bouncing off each other, feeding off each other. Connected.”
“You humans, most of you, subscribe to this policy of an eye for an eye, a life for a life, which is known throughout the universe for its... stupidity. Even your Buddha and your Christ had quite a different vision, but nobody's paid much attention to them, not even the Buddhists or the Christians. You humans. Sometimes its hard to imagine how...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Dr. Mark Powell: How do you know right from wrong?
- Prot: Every being in the universe knows right from wrong, Mark.”
“You'd be surprised how much energy is in a beam of light.”
“I shall miss Earth, it has great potential.”
“All beings have the capacity to cure themselves, Mark. This is something we've known on K-PAX for millions of years.”
“Well, he believes he traveled here from another planet. What's your diagnosis, jet lag?”
“I travel light. That's a joke, Mark. You humans - there's just no sense of humor.”
- Prot: Why is a soap bubble round?
- Dr. Mark Powell: "Why is a soap bubble round?".
- Prot: You know, for an educated person, Mark, you repeat things quite a bit. Are you aware of that? A soap bubble is round because it is the most energy-efficient configuration. Similarly, on your planet I look like you. On K-PAX I look like a K-PAXian.
“Doctor... patient... curious human distinction.”
“It's one thing to take an interest in your fellow patients. It's quite another to make you think that you can cure them.”