Adaptation. (2002)

From the creator of Being John Malkovich, comes the story about the creator of Being John Malkovich.

  • Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 2002-12-06
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 1334 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.

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  • Nicolas Cage

    as Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman
  • Meryl Streep

    as Susan Orlean
  • Chris Cooper

    as John Laroche
  • Tilda Swinton

    as Valerie Thomas
  • Cara Seymour

    as Amelia Kavan
  • Ron Livingston

    as Marty Bowen
  • Brian Cox

    as Robert McKee
  • Judy Greer

    as Alice the Waitress
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal

    as Caroline Cunningham
  • Jay Tavare

    as Matthew Osceola
  • Jim Beaver

    as Ranger Tony
  • Litefoot

    as Russell
  • Doug Jones

    as Augustus Margary
  • Gary Farmer

    as Buster Baxley
  • Roger Willie

    as Randy
  • Peter Jason

    as Defense Attorney
  • Gregory Itzin

    as Prosecutor
  • Curtis Hanson

    as Orlean's Husband
  • Sandra Lee Gimpel

    as Laroche's Mom
  • Bob Stephenson

    as David
  • Lisa Love

    as Orlean Dinner Guest
  • Curt Clendenin

    as Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
  • John Malkovich

    as Himself (uncredited)
  • Catherine Keener

    as Herself (uncredited)
  • John Cusack

    as Himself (uncredited)
  • Donald Dowd

    as Cafe Customer
Writing Charlie Kaufman Screenplay
Production Charlie Kaufman Executive Producer
Sound Carter Burwell Original Music Composer
Camera Lance Acord Director of Photography
Art K.K. Barrett Production Design
Sound Richard Beggs Sound Designer
Production Jonathan Demme Producer
Production Edward Saxon Producer
Production Peter Saraf Executive Producer
Directing Spike Jonze Director
Art Peter Andrus Art Direction
Art Gene Serdena Set Decoration
Production Vincent Landay Producer
Editing Eric Zumbrunnen Editor
Production Justine Baddeley Casting
Costume & Make-Up Casey Storm Costume Design
Writing Susan Orlean Book
Sound Derek Vanderhorst Sound Mixer
Production Kim Davis-Wagner Casting
Sound Kent Sparling Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Lora Hirschberg Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Drew Kunin Sound Mixer
Sound Peter Staubli Sound Effects Editor
Sound Michael Kirchberger Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Mark Weber Sound Mixer
Sound David Abrahamsen Sound Designer