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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


Coming to wipe that silly smile off your planet. 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  »

Filming Locations:


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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ted Levine plays Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs and Julianne Moore plays Clarice Starling in Hannibal. See more »


During the "class trip" to the meteor crash site, the gas that the flatworms breath is clinging very low to the ground. Yet, in the very next scene, after they have collected some of the worms and a sample of the atmosphere in a jar, the gas is clearly floating at the top of the jar with the worms having to reach up to breath it. 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 Soul Train (1971) See more »


Baby, Come On Over
Written by Samantha Mumba, Arnthor Birgisson & Anders Bagge (as Anders Sven Bagge)
Performed by Samantha Mumba
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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