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Evolution (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  8 June 2001 (USA)
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A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving ever since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.

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When a meteorite falls to Earth two college professors, Dr. Ira Kane and Prof. Harry Phineas Block, are assigned the job of checking the site out. At the site, they discover organisms not of this planet. Soon the site is taken over by the government, forcing Ira and Harry to the side. As the new life-forms begin to evolve and start to get more and more dangerous, it's up to the two professors to save the planet. Written by FilmFanUK

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Have a nice end of the world. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, and for sci-fi action | See all certifications »

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8 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Evolución  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,408,351 (USA) (8 June 2001)

Gross:

$38,311,134 (USA) (17 August 2001)
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Film debut of Ty Burrell. See more »

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When Wayne kicks the hut's door in the beginning, a board on the wall, right to him, falls down. In the next shot, it's back on the wall again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[At night, Wayne drives out to a shack in the desert and places a mannequin inside it. He is wearing a yellow fireman's coat, without a fire department's name on it]
Wayne Grey: Despite all the warnings, she was smoking in bed, fell asleep. Bad move.
[He sloshes gasoline inside the shack and strikes a match]
Wayne Grey: And the fire begins. Showtime!
[Hollering in fake excitement, he charges into the shack]
Wayne Grey: Don't worry, ma'am, I'm here to save you!
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Ghostbusters + MIB = Evolution: Funnest movie of the Summer!!
11 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

So far, this has to be the funnest movie of the summer. Director Ivan Reitman got MIB & Ghostbusters and smashed them together and found himself a perfect comedy. The cast works perfectly and the Aliens were amazing. Great Special FX. If you want to have a blast at the movies, don't miss this one.


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