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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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Danny (as Michael Ray Bower)
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Flemming
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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

Taglines:

Coming to wipe that silly smile off your planet. 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:

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

Shot in December, DreamWorks asked the locals to delay putting up their Christmas decorations. Following the shoot, DreamWorks paid the city employees overtime to light up the town in time for Christmas. See more »

Goofs

When the meteor hits Wayne's car we clearly see the windscreen fly off into the air and smash, but later when the police turn the car over the windscreen is back on the car with very little damage. 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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Crazy Credits

The trio do an endorsement for the shampoo Head & Shoulders just before the end-credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.87 (2010) See more »

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Anyway the Main Thing Is
Written & Performed by Patty Larkin
Courtesy of Vanguard Records,
a Welk Music Group company
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Funny
22 August 2001 | by (Sidcup, Kent) – See all my reviews

Evolution is a step up from most gross-out comedies. With a nice idea for a plot, it starts off quite serious before the stars show their comic talents off. David Duchovny has good comic timing that hasn't really been tapped before, Orlando Jones is far better here than in Double Take and Say It Isn't So and Seann William Scott is a damn fine comic actor who uses his goofy charm to his advantage. Julianne Moore's constant falling over isn't funny, but you can't have everything. It's a shame that it flopped in the US, because it's really good. The special effects are decent, the turns are likeable and the script is loaded with sharp wit. OK, maybe some jokes go dead but seeing Orlando Jones getting lubricated after a bug enters his body and Scott singing to a flying monster in a mall is reason enough to go see this excellent summer blockbuster.


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