Kate & Leopold (2001)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

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An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.

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  • Liev Schreiber and Hugh Jackman in Kate & Leopold (2001)
  • Hugh Jackman in Kate & Leopold (2001)
  • James Mangold in Kate & Leopold (2001)
  • Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman in Kate & Leopold (2001)
  • Hugh Jackman in Kate & Leopold (2001)
  • Hugh Jackman in Kate & Leopold (2001)

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Did You Know?


The violin piece being performed during Kate and Leopold's rooftop dinner is Jascha Heifetz's transcription of Leopold Godowsky's "Alt-Wien", or "Old Vienna". Godowsky subtitled his work, originally written for solo piano, "Whose yesterdays look backward with a smile through tears".


Roebling: 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.


When Charlie and Leopold talk on the sidewalk before going to the restaurant where Kate and J.J. are waiting, Charlie holds a cell phone. It disappears in the next shot, then reappears in the last shot before he runs into the restaurant.

Crazy Credits

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.

Alternate Versions

The following scenes were cut from the film just a few days before the release:

  • References suggesting that Kate has a genetic relationship to Stuart
  • a scene where Ryan appears in the background of a 19th-century party
  • a cameo by director James Mangold where he plays a director whose film is being changed to meet the demands of a test screening


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Composed by
W.S. Gilbert (as Gilbert) and Arthur Sullivan (as Sullivan)


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Comedy | Fantasy | Romance

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