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  • Adaptation. (2002)
  • R
    115 min | Comedy, Drama
Adaptation. (2002)
R
115 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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Release date
Feb 14, 2003 (United States)

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