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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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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 »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Evolución  »

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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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The placement of the element selenium in Head and Shoulders shampoo is technically correct. Though regular Head and Shoulders shampoo does not have any of the element, Head and Shoulders Intensive Treatment Shampoo actually does consist of approximately 1% selenium sulfide. See more »

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When Wayne throws the match into the shack to start the fire, the match can be seen bouncing off the window frame, yet the fire still starts. See more »

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[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 Hill Street Blues (1981) See more »

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Makin' Whoopee
Written by Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn
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This is Under-rated!
31 May 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

While this film is far from a masterpiece, Evolution deserves better ratings than it currently enjoys here at IMDb. The cast and crew contribute superior work, and the storyline is quite inventive. The premise has been done a few times before, however, it has never been done quite as well as the treatment it receives here.

Alien spores land here on Earth and begin to wreak havoc.

I found this highly entertaining, cleverly witty, with a slick production quality which tends to draw in the audience, who finds its members laughing, sometimes in spite of themselves. You won't WANT to like this. There is a large amount of juvenile humor, which usually would detract from a work such as this, but this is a sci-fi comedy that WORKS.

Again, it's no masterpiece, but it IS clever and fun, in spite of the sophomoric humor.

It rates a 7.3/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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