PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.
In Stuart's apartment, we see a framed poster depicting the 1969 World Champion New York Mets.
Time. Time, it has been proposed, is the fourth dimension. And yet, for mortal man, time has no dimension at all. We are like horses with blinders, seeing only what lies before us. Forever guessing the future and fabricating the past.
Among the people he admires Leopold mentions "Edison with his lamp", Diesel, Bell and Westinghouse. In 1876, when the movie takes place, Edison has just got his first interest in incandescent lamps, Rudolph Diesel is 18, and Bell's phone has just been patented. Although the Westinghouse Electric Company wasn't founded until 1886, Westinghouse received his first patent in 1873.
In 1852, Elisha Graves Otis invented the safety brake for a lifting platform. One year later in 1853, he founded the Otis Elevator Company in Yonkers, New York. The Otis Elevator Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation.
$2,562,448 (USA) (23 December 2001)
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