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For the book see the article K-PAX.
K-PAX is a comedy-drama about a mental patient whose claims to be an alien may or may not be true. During his treatment, the possibly alien mental patient demonstrates an outlook on life that ultimately proves inspirational for his fellow patients and especially for his psychiatrist. Although based on a novel, the movie received criticism for ripping off the 1986 Argentinian film Man Facing Southeast, which has an identical plot.
The story opens with a man calling himself 'Prot' (Kevin Spacey) mysteriously appearing in New York City's Grand Central Station. When claiming that he is an other-worldly being from a planet called 'K-PAX', Prot is handed over to a New York hospital psychiatric ward. He is treated by a Manhattan psychiatrist, Mark Powell (played by Jeff Bridges), who is tasked with "curing" Prot of his supposed delusions. The story develops as Dr. Powell becomes quite attached to Prot, and starts to believe his seemingly ridiculous claims. The film poses the question: Is Prot crazy or is he light years ahead of us?
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