Adaptation.
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Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2002
Director: Spike Jonze
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-076013
Running time: 1:55 (115 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 20, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#190)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 01, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Director Spike Jonze delivers a stunningly original comedy that seamlessly blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche (Cooper), New Yorker journalist Susan Orlean (Streep), Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Cage), and his twin brother Donald (also Cage). As Charlie struggles to adapt Orlean's best-selling book "The Orchid Thief," he writes himself into his own movie. The various stories crash into one another exploding into a wildly imaginaitve film. ADAPTATION, the year's most talked about movie is at once a hilarious drama and a moving comedy.
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Genres
Comedy
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • Intermedia Films
 • Clinica Estetico
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS 5.1
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Easter Eggs
On the main DVD menu, highlight "Play Movie" and then press up. A red telephone will appear next to the title.

The phone number will take you to an answering machine where you can leave a message about the movie. 1-310-244-2077 (this is a California phone number.)
Crew
Direction
Spike Jonze....Director
Writing
Susan Orlean....Original Material By
Charlie Kaufman....Screenwriter
Donald Kaufman....Screenwriter
Production
Charlie Kaufman....Executive Producer
Peter Saraf....Executive Producer
Edward Saxon....Producer
Vincent Landay....Producer
Jonathan Demme....Producer
Cinematography
Lance Acord....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Eric Zumbrunnen....Film Editor
Music
Carter Burwell....Composer
Sound
Drew Kunin....Production Sound Mixer
Richard Beggs....Sound Designer
Michael Kirchberger....Supervising Sound Editor
Lora Hirschberg....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Kent Sparling....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Casey Storm....Costume Designer
Gray Marshall....Visual Effects
KK Barrett....Production Designer
Ann Roth....Costume Designer
Peter Andrus....Art Director
Joel Harlow....Make-up Artist
Lynn Barber....Make-up Artist
Isabel Harkins....Make-up Artist
Allen Weisinger....Make-up Artist
J. Roy Helland....Make-up Artist
Gary D'Amico....Visual Effects
Kevin Yagher....Make-up Effects
Tony Gardner....Make-up Effects
Cast
Nicolas Cage....Charlie Kaufman
Tilda Swinton....Valerie
Meryl Streep....Susan Orlean
Chris Cooper....John Laroche
Jay Tavare....Matthew Osceola
G. Paul Davis....Russell
Roger Willie....Randy
Jim Beaver....Ranger Tony
Nicolas Cage....Donald Kaufman
Cara Seymour....Amelia
Doug Jones....Augustus Margary
Stephen Tobolowsky....Ranger Steve Neely
Gary Farmer....Buster Baxley
Peter Jason....Defense Attorney
Gregory Itzin....Prosecutor
Curtis Hanson....Orlean's Husband
Orlean Dinner Guests
Agnes Badoo
Paul Fortune
Paul Jasmin
Lisa Love
Wendy Mogel
David O. Russell
Judy Greer....Alice the Waitress
Maggie Gyllenhaal....Caroline
Bob Stephenson....David
Bob Yerkes....Charles Darwin
Lynn Court....Laroche's Dad
Roger E. Fanter....Laroche's Uncle
Sandra Gimpel....Laroche's Mom
Caron Colvett....Laroche's Wife
Larry Krask....EMT
Ron Livingston....Marty
Brian Cox....Robert McKee
John Etter....McKee Lecture Attendee
Ray Berrios....Police Officer
Nancy Lenehan....Kaufman's Mother
Lance Acord....Himself (uncredited)
John Cusack....Himself (uncredited)
Spike Jonze....Himself (uncredited)
Catherine Keener....Herself (uncredited)
Jake Magnuson....Cafe Customer (uncredited)
John Malkovich....Himself (uncredited)
Rheagan Wallace....Kim Canetti (uncredited)