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Adaptation. (2002)

R
114 min | Comedy, Drama

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.
Director
Writers
Susan Orlean (book "The Orchid Thief") | Charlie Kaufman (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Casting Directors
Justine Arteta (as Justine Baddeley) | Kim Davis-Wagner
Production Designer
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Budget
$ 19,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 384,478
Gross (USA)
$ 22,245,861
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Release date
Feb 14, 2003 (United States)

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51 cast members
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Nicolas Cage
Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman   See fewer
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Tilda Swinton
Valerie Thomas Valerie Thomas   See fewer
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Meryl Streep
Susan Orlean Susan Orlean   See fewer
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Chris Cooper
John Laroche John Laroche   See fewer
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Jay Tavare
Matthew Osceola Matthew Osceola   See fewer
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Litefoot
Russell (as G. Paul Davis) Russell (as G. Paul Davis)   See fewer
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Jim Beaver
Ranger Tony Ranger Tony   See fewer
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Cara Seymour
Amelia Kavan Amelia Kavan   See fewer
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Doug Jones
Augustus Margary Augustus Margary   See fewer
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Stephen Tobolowsky
Ranger Steve Neely (scenes deleted) Ranger Steve Neely (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Gary Farmer
Buster Baxley Buster Baxley   See fewer
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Peter Jason
Defense Attorney Defense Attorney   See fewer
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Gregory Itzin
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Curtis Hanson
Orlean's Husband Orlean's Husband   See fewer
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Agnes NaDene Baddoo
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Paul Fortune
Orlean Dinner Guest Orlean Dinner Guest   See fewer
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Paul Jasmin
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Lisa Love
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Wendy Mogel
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David O. Russell
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Judy Greer
Alice the Waitress Alice the Waitress   See fewer
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Maggie Gyllenhaal
Caroline Cunningham Caroline Cunningham   See fewer
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Bob Yerkes
Charles Darwin Charles Darwin   See fewer
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Lynn Court
Laroche's Dad Laroche's Dad   See fewer
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Roger E. Fanter
Laroche's Uncle Jim Laroche's Uncle Jim   See fewer
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Sandra Lee Gimpel
Laroche's Mom (as Sandra Gimpel) Laroche's Mom (as Sandra Gimpel)   See fewer
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Caron Colvett
Laroche's Wife Laroche's Wife   See fewer
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Ron Livingston
Marty Bowen Marty Bowen   See fewer
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Brian Cox
Robert McKee Robert McKee   See fewer
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Ray Berrios
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
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Nancy Lenehan
Kaufman's Mother (voice) Kaufman's Mother (voice)   See fewer
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Susan Orlean
Woman in Supermarket (scenes deleted) Woman in Supermarket (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Lance Acord
Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brigitte Bogle
Teenage Orlean (uncredited) Teenage Orlean (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ryan Bosch
Partygoer (uncredited) Partygoer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jan Citron
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Curt Clendenin
Restaurant Customer (uncredited) Restaurant Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lathan Crowe
Orchid Vendor (uncredited) Orchid Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Cusack
John Cusack (uncredited) John Cusack (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Dowd
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Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener (uncredited) Catherine Keener (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jake Magnuson
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Kim Canetti (uncredited) Kim Canetti (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 160,054 votes