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Resident Evil (2002)

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A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.


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A virus has escaped in a secret facility called "The Hive," turning the staff into hungry zombies and releasing the mutated Lab "Animals" that they were studying. The complex computer shuts down the base to prevent infection. The parent corporation sends in an elite military unit, where they meet Alice, who is suffering from amnesia due to exposure to nerve gas. The military team must shut down the computer and get out, fighting their way past zombies, mutants, and the computer itself, before the virus escapes and infects the rest of the world. Alice must also come to terms with her slowly-returning memories. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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A secret experiment. A deadly virus. A fatal mistake. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sci-fi/horror violence, language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Resident Evil the Movie  »

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Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,707,106 (USA) (15 March 2002)


$39,532,308 (USA) (3 May 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gwyneth Paltrow was offered the role of Alice. See more »


At the beginning of the movie, where the vial containing the virus is dropped, the fumes escape into the building through an air duct. This is not plausible, as any clean room that requires people to work in safety suits would be sealed, and therefore not have air vents. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: At the beginning of the 21st century, the Umbrella Corporation had become the largest commercial entity in the United States. Nine out of every ten homes contain its products. Its political and financial influence is felt everywhere. In public, it is the world's leading supplier of computer technology, medical products, and healthcare. Unknown, even to its own employees, its massive profits are generated by military technology, genetic experimentation, and viral weaponry.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, we hear a line of dialogue from Michelle Rodriguez: "When we get out of here, I think I'm gonna get laid." See more »


References Alien 3 (1992) See more »


Wall of Death
Written by Noko, Paul Colbourne, Trevor Gray and Howard Gray
Published by Reverb Music Ltd.
Performed by Apollo 440
Courtesy of Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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User Reviews

Way better than what I expected
27 July 2002 | by (Siikajoki, Finland) – See all my reviews

I wasn't waiting to see anything amazing when I started watching for this movie, since almost all the license movies have been terrible... Fortunately, my opinion was to change! Movie was great, actors were good enough, and there was actually a plot (whoa!). Director has done a great job by having that videogame atmosphere by use of light, but still keeping the movie tense. Marilyn Manson has also made a great job by composing some of his greatest soundtrack titles which really fit for this movie. I have played both Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, and recognized many of the scenes which were kind of similar to games. What can I say? For the people who have played games, this one gives good vibes and they are going to love it. For regular people the movie might be above the average. This was one hell-of-a-movie, and I'm waiting for the sequel.

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