Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Alfre Woodard, Aaron Paul, Mary McCormack.
Director: Iain Softley.
Producers: Robert F. Colesberry, Susan G. Pollack, Michael Levy, Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin.
Some critics have dubbed "K-Pax," one of the best films of the year, starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges. Spacey stars as Prot, a mild-mannered man arrested in Grand Central Station after he's mistakenly thought to be involved in a mugging. When he calmly announces that the light on earth is much brighter than what he's used to on his home planet of K-Pax, he's sent to a psychiatrist at a local public hospital. Prot's assigned to Dr. Mark Powell (Bridges), who thinks he's just another delusional patient who'll eventually respond to treatment and return to reality. But the mystery surrounding Prot is not that easily solved. In an extremely tranquil way, Prot explains to the doctor that he's here on Earth conducting a fact-finding mission, and that he plans on returning to K-Pax – 1,000 light-years away – in just a few weeks. While the doctors struggle to explain Prot's non-human response to medication and to light, his fellow patients have no such concerns. They believe, one and all, that Prot is from another planet and they want to go back there with him when he returns. Chaos is threatened as the patients all rally around Prot. Events get more complicated as Prot explains how he uses light to travel as he lectures a group of skeptical astronomers with information regarding the mapping of the universe – information even they don't have. Powell becomes consumed with this strange patient. It drives him mad that he can't solve this case using standard medical techniques. He begins to question: Could Prot really be who he says he is? As the date for Prot's return looms nearer, Powell begins a desperate race to find Prot's true identity – to save him from the mental destruction that will surely result when he finds out he can't return because there is no K-Pax. Of course, there's that other possibility. Prot could be exactly who he says he is, and the doctor, with all his scientific knowledge, could be wrong.