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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 ...
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Kidney Rock (voice)
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Kidney Rock (voice)
Stefanie Eulinberg ...
Kidney Rock (voice)
Jimmie Bones ...
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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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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

Early in the movie, Thrax was referred to as "La Muerte Roja" (The Red Death). This was the name of the killer plague in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death" (The Mask of the Red Death). 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 »

Quotes

Thrax: What is that nasty smell?
Drix: Cherry. Wild cherry. Now let her go.
Thrax: Why? So you can ice me again?
Osmosis: No, so I can!
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The title appears as bubbles, which then pop after 5 seconds. See more »

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Spoofs Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

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Written and Produced by Mike City
Performed by Brandy Norwood (as Brandy)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Very clever and some good laughs.
27 June 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't say this is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, but there is definitely some original comedy here. I thought it was a very inventive story, and quite interesting. What shocked me more than anything about this film is the fact that it was directed by the Farrelly brothers, who also directed "Kingpin", "Dumb and Dumber", "There's Something About Mary", "Me, Myself and Irene", and "Shallow Hal". So this doesn't really fit their profile, but I'm glad to see that they are trying something new.

Like I said, not the funniest movie in the world, but it's good some good stuff in it. If you're a fan of the Farrelly brothers, then you'll probably want to see this film. If you aren't a fan of the Farrelly brothers, then you still may want to see this film, cause it's a little different than their other films. I hope you enjoy the film. Thanks for reading.

-Chris


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