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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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Stars: Liam Neeson, Roger Brierley, Anthony Carrick
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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

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Have a nice end of the world. See more »

Genres:

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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Release Date:

8 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evolución  »

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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

During the lengthy shooting in Page, Arizona, Dan Aykroyd entertained the local folk by carding guests at a bar, unofficially greeting people at Wal-Mart, and visiting locals for a cup of coffee in their homes. See more »

Goofs

Almost all "science" in the movie is bogus. It's a comedy, not a documentary. 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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The trio do an endorsement for the shampoo Head & Shoulders just before the end-credits. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Bombshell
Written by Michael Tempesta
& Michael Cummings
Performed by Powerman 5000
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
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User Reviews

 
Excellent! Great fun!
11 June 2001 | by (Houston, TX USA) – See all my reviews

"Evolution," starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott and Julianne Moore, is a terrific fun summer romp. A meteorite crashes to Earth, bringing with it microscopic alien organisms that rapidly begin evolving and threaten humanity's very existence. Enter our heroes, two community college science professors Ira Kane (Duchovny) and Harry Block (Jones). They investigate the meteorite, take samples and Kane quickly realizes what is going on. But the Army has been monitoring Kane's work ever since he was drummed out of the USAMRID because of a tremendous mistake he made. They try to take over the situation, but don't really know what they're doing. CDC scientist Allison (Moore) at first works with the Army on the project, but soon realizes that it's Kane who is making the most sense.

The whole movie is done as a comedy and the jokes are fast, furious and really funny. The chemistry between the leads is fantastic. Special effects -- the alien creatures -- rocks. Don't miss this one!


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