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Resident Evil (2002)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Horror  |  15 March 2002 (USA)
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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Action | Fantasy | Horror

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)


$4,936,317 (Japan) (11 October 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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There is a shot of Alice's eye close up near the end of the film. This is a direct reference to the first game in the series; Resident Evil (1996). The close-up eye shot is the logo/title screen of the game. See more »


When Matt kneels down to examine the blood of the undead Hive worker, he claims that blood only coagulates when you're dead. In truth, coagulation is simply the process of blood clotting around a damaged vessel wall, which indeed happens in living beings. On the contrary, in death, blood doesn't coagulate, but separates, causing livor mortis. 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 »


Spun-off from Resident Evil (1996) See more »


My Plague (New Abuse Mix)
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Non-stop fun and unimaginable good, bloody action
29 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Resident Evil is probably my favorite zombie movie next to Planet Terror. It had flaws, some acting was poor, but still was one great time from start to finish and excellently crafted entertainment!!!!! It had wonderful action, nice gore and the performances overall were exceedingly decent for what they needed to be for a video game adaptation. I especially love Michelle Rodriguez's portrayal of Pain; amazing character.

I first thought when I was watching this film that it was going to be an over-the-top gore movie with way to much blood and carnage, not so much as focusing on the main point of the story, but it turned out unimaginably well, for I thought it wasn't going to be that good at all, and the complexity and edgy scenes and screenplay surprised me. Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez acted wonderfully in this film and this was a great action\horror movie that I am extremely glad I was able to have seen, and will gladly see over and over again.

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