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Evolution (2001)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  8 June 2001 (USA)
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A firefighting 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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Harry
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Wayne
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Gen. Woodman
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Deke
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Danny (as Michael Ray Bower)
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Officer Johnson
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Have a nice end of the world. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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8 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evolution  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,344 (Italy) (17 August 2001)

Gross:

$38,311,134 (USA) (17 August 2001)
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Trivia

Film debut of Ty Burrell. See more »

Goofs

When the heroes are using the fire engine against the alien at the end, the ladder of the fire engine is up. As they race away immediately after, the ladder is down, without showing them lowering it. 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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Connections

References Hill Street Blues (1981) See more »

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Work It Out
Written by Muffin Spencer, Stefan Gordon, Jonny Barrington & Karen Frost
Performed by Brassy
Licensed courtesy of Wiiija Records Limited
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Hilarious
9 June 2001 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

It has been ages since I've seen a movie that I laughed so hard it brought tears to my eyes, this one did. It was hilarious, I highly recommend it to anyone who just wants to laugh. I intend to purchase it as soon as it comes out onto video.


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