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Adaptation. (2002)

R 2002-12-06 (US) ComedyCrimeDrama 1h 55m
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From the creator of Being John Malkovich, comes the story about the creator of Being John Malkovich.


Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan Orlean, Kaufman's life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean's book, become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others'.

  1. Spike Jonze


  2. Susan Orlean


  3. Charlie Kaufman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Nicolas Cage

    Nicolas Cage

    Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman

  2. Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep

    Susan Orlean

  3. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper

    John Laroche

  4. Tilda Swinton

    Tilda Swinton

    Valerie Thomas

  5. Jay Tavare

    Jay Tavare

    Matthew Osceola

  6. Litefoot



  7. Roger Willie

    Roger Willie


  8. Jim Beaver

    Jim Beaver

    Ranger Tony

  9. Cara Seymour

    Cara Seymour

    Amelia Kavan

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Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $19,000,000.00

Revenue $32,800,000.00


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