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Still shot from the movie: K-PAX.


After Prot claims to be a visitor from the planet K-PAX, he's shuffled off to the Psychiatric Institute in Manhattan. There he's handed over to psychiatrist Mark Powell after failing to respond to the usual drug therapy. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 130
Theater Release: 26 Oct 2001
Video Release: 26 Mar 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Why does Mrs. Powell find it easier to talk about her marriage to Prot than her husband? Is it because he is “a locked-up lunatic” or because he appears to be a compassionate listener? What qualities does Prot have that make him so approachable?

Would our society be different if people chose to do what was right like they do on the planet K-PAX?

Harvey presents another tale of a person with a possible deluded version of reality.

For another sci-fi that claims/suggests we may not be the most intelligent things in the cosmos, check out Contact.

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