Kate & Leopold

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Kate & Leopold is a movie 2001 film about an English Duke from 1876 who is inadvertently dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.

Directed by James Mangold. Written by Steven Rogers (story) and James Mangold himself (screenplay).
If they lived in the same century they'd be perfect for each other.


  • Are you suggesting that there exists a law compelling gentlemen to lay hold of canine bowel movements?
  • I'm accustomed to stand when a woman leaves the table.
  • I warn you, scoundrel, I was trained to ride at the King's Academy, and schooled in weaponry by the Palace Guard; you stand no chance. When you run, I shall ride, and when you stop, the steel of this strap shall be lodged in your brain!
  • [to JJ] By the way, there is no "Andre" in Boheme; it's Rodolfo. And though it takes place in France, it is rarely played in French as it is written in Italian. Goodnight, Kate.


  • I haven't been your girlfriend for a whole month now. You can tell me the truth.
  • You know something? Nobody gives a rat's ass that you have to push the toast down twice! You know why? Because EVERYBODY pushes their toast down twice!


  • Theoretically, if you go to the past in the future, then your future lies in the past. This is a picture of you in the future - in the past.
  • All this time I thought that I had "pretzeled" fate, and it had to be untwisted, but what I never considered is that the whole thing is a pretzel. A beautiful 4D pretzel of kismetic inevitability.


  • I don't want him ready. I want him resplendent!


Leopold: As I see it, Patrice has not an inkling of your affections, and it's no wonder. You, Charles, are a merry-andrew.
Charlie: A what?
Leopold: Everything plays a farce to you. Women respond to sincerity. No-one wants to be romanced by a buffoon.


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