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Kate & Leopold: Director's Cut [2001]

Director:James Mangold
Writer:James Mangold
Steven Rogers
Composer:Rolfe Kent
Length:123 minutes
(2 hours 3 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Valentines Day
Sorting Category:RomCom
IMDB Rating:6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:48%
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Synopsis: An English nobleman is brought forward in time to the present day.

Reaction: Not a wonderful love story, but Hugh Jackman is endlessly watchable as Leopold.

Personal Rating: 7/10

James Mangold => Director / Writer
Steven Rogers => Writer
Rolfe Kent => Composer
Bradley Whitford => J.J. Camden
Breckin Meyer => Charlie McKay
Charlotte Ayanna => Patrice
Chazz Menendez => Purse Thief
Cornelius Patrick Byrne => Carriage Driver
Hugh Jackman => Leopold
Josh Stamberg => Colleague Bob
Kristen Schaal => Miss Tree
Liev Schreiber => Stuart Besser
Matthew Sussman => Ad Executive Phil
Meg Ryan => Kate McKay
Nai Yuan Hu => Rooftop Violinist
Natasha Lyonne => Darci
Paxton Whitehead => Uncle Millard
Spalding Gray => Dr. Geisler
Viola Davis => Policewoman

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • In the theatrical version, when Leopold is chasing Stuart down the stairs and out of his house, Stuart seems to jump a few meters in a second. This cut restores a brief scene where the two guys actually bump into Kate there.
  • Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber would later co-star as mortal enemies Wolverine and Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
  • There is a concept here that was cut from the theatrical version where it is stated that Leopold is Stuart's ancestor. This then meant that Kate was also Stuart's ancestor, and their previous relationship became a bit icky.
  • According to the DVD commentary, several of the film's actual crew members appear in the crew of the margarine commercial.
  • When Meg Ryan knew that Hugh Jackman was going to spend his wedding anniversary alone, she phoned his wife to invite her to dinner. Reportedly, Jackman had to spend the day working.
  • Hugh Jackman took etiquette lessons from [?] Jane Gibson, the 19-century etiquette expert who trained the actors for Sense and Sensibility and other such period pieces. He also studied ballroom dancing and trained to ride a horse for the film.