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Adaptation. (2002)

R 12/06/2002 (US) ComedyCrimeDrama 1h 55m

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. 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. Cara Seymour

    Cara Seymour

    Amelia Kavan

  6. Ron Livingston

    Ron Livingston

    Marty Bowen

  7. Brian Cox

    Brian Cox

    Robert McKee

  8. Judy Greer

    Judy Greer

    Alice the Waitress

  9. Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Caroline Cunningham

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Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $19,000,000.00

Revenue $32,801,173.00


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