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A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.

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Osmosis Jones (voice)
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Thrax (voice)
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Drix (voice)
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Leah (voice)
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Tom Colonic (voice)
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Kidney Rock (voice)
Kenny Olson ...
Kidney Rock (voice)
Jason Krause ...
Kidney Rock (voice)
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Kidney Rock (voice)
Stefanie Eulinberg ...
Kidney Rock (voice)
Jimmie Bones ...
Kidney Rock (voice)
Uncle Kracker ...
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Storyline

Frank Detomello is a slovenly zoo keeper, and simple father to the only young and bright girl named Shane, who catches a cold right after he swallowed a germ-ridden egg! The inside of his body is known as the "City of Frank". An unlikely hero of a policeman white blood cell, by the name of Osmosis Jones, works as a member of Immunity cell. But with that germ-ridden egg comes a mortal danger: Osmosis discovers Frank has really contracted a villainous and black-hearted deadly virus known as Thrax who arrives and is plotting to ultimately overheat Frank's body, killing him from the inside out! Thrax is motivated by trying to become the nastiest new virus, attempting to kill each new victim faster than the previous. His grandiose plan for Frank is death in 48 hours, breaking previous medical records! Meanwhile the pill that Frank took, Drix arrives in the body and covers Frank's throat with ice to cover the irritation. Osmosis Jones becomes his newest partner. Now it's all up to only ... Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Every Body Needs A Hero. See more »


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Rated PG for bodily humor | See all certifications »

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10 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,271,248 (USA) (10 August 2001)

Gross:

$13,596,911 (USA) (5 October 2001)
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Trivia

The last 2D animated feature film released by Warner Bros. pictures, and the final film of Warner Bros. feature animation. See more »

Goofs

Chill was sent into Frank as a flu vaccine. While he could have been a live, weakened virus had he been administered via LAIV (FluMist), this variety of the vaccine was not introduced until 2 years after the film was released. So Chill would have had to come from an injection, meaning he would be a dead virus. See more »

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Osmosis: Did you know my great-great-grandpappy fought the measles? Yup, there's been a Jones on the force ever since my ancestors came over on the umbilical cord.
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The title appears as bubbles, which then pop after 5 seconds. See more »

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Referenced in Undercover Brother (2002) See more »

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Summer In The City
Written by John Sebastian, Steve Boone and Mark Sebastian
Produced by Jason "Jay E" Epperson
Performed by St. Lunatics
Courtesy of Fo' Reel Entertainment/Universal Records
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God help me, I really liked this film.
10 March 2004 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

As an aesthete, this movie goes against everything I stand for, but I found it nonetheless very entertaining. It was like a peculiar yet satisfying mix between the Incredible Journey, Toy Story, and Lethal Weapon or Rush Hour (the whole loose-cannon, loner cop with a new partner bit).

I found the idea rather original: the human body is like a body of government, the cop is a white blood cell, the "president" was the cell whose will was that of the man (Bill Murray), the villain is a virus who hangs out in seedy areas of the body with shady characters, the bladder is a sort of train station/airport... clever stuff.

I did have issues with the "What a zit- I mean, what is it?" part, though: it landed on her lip! Wrong! I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing that. Molly Shannon is quite a sport. 7/10


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