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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

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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:

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

Gross:

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

The three main characters perform a commercial for "Head and Shoulders". The idea to this came from the son of Ivan Reitman. See more »

Goofs

The time on the digital clock behind the Governor jumps around between shots. 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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References Solid Gold (1980) See more »

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Borderline
Written by Josh Todd (as Joshua Todd),
Jonathan 'JB' Brighman (as Jonathan Brightman),
Keith Nelson & Devon Glenn
Performed by Buckcherry
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
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Hilarious
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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