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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Have a nice end of the world. See more »


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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Release Date:

8 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evolución  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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The characters refer to the USGS as the United States Geological Society repeatedly. The real USGS is the United States Geological Survey, referred to as such less frequently in the movie's dialog. See more »


[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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There is an item 'Stunt Primate' See more »


References Big Trouble in Little China (1986) See more »


Out with a Bang
Written by Matt Mahaffey
Performed by Self
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
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User Reviews

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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