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The Animal (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1 June 2001 (USA)
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After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Rubin ...
Pilar Schneider ...
Mrs. De La Rosa
Mr. Tam
Patrolman Brady
Patrolman Jaworski (as Ron Rogge)
Elkerton Police Officer
Elkerton Police Officer


From the producers of the comedy smash Deuce Bigalow comes The Animal, about a small, wimpy Marvin, who doesn't have what it takes to fulfill his lifelong dream to be a cop. But his luck changes when he's critically injured in a car accident and a deranged scientist secretly uses animal organs to rebuild him. Energized by his new parts, Marvin leaves his weakness behind and achieves instant fame as a supercop. Now a hero, life is going great for Marvin until his animal instincts start taking over his body at all the wrong times. Marvin struggles to remain civilized and be a perfect gentleman with his new love, Rianna in a series of hilarious situations that would drive any animal crazy. Written by Dean Kish, Comingsoon.net

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He wasn't much of a man... Now he's not much of an animal. See more »


Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude and sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Animal  »

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Box Office


$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,610,520 (USA) (1 June 2001)


$55,762,229 (USA) (24 August 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In both Audio Commentaries on the 'Uncut' version of the DVD, it is mentioned that actor Harry Dean Stanton played the part of a hunter staking out the Man-Beast in the forest but nearly all of the footage ended up on the cutting room floor. He can still be seen, uncredited, being attacked in once scene after Marvin asks Rianna to tie him up. See more »


Sergeant Sisk's cigar disappears from his hand when he is in the bar imitating Marvin. See more »


Gay flight attendant: [noticing Marvin sniffing a drug suspect's butt] I hope he's on our flight
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Crazy Credits

The film is dedicated to Rob's father Marvin Schneider. See more »


Referenced in South Park: The Biggest Douche in the Universe (2002) See more »


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Great Movie
2 June 2001 | by (The tippy top of mt. everest) – See all my reviews

This movie is pretty funny. The gags are spread throughout the movie, so you'll be laughing the whole time you're watching. I know I couldn't stop laughing. This is a great movie that deserves to be seen by anyone who loves comedies. The ending was predictable but it was still a good ending. It's just as good as the other happy madison movies (Little Nicky,Joe Dirt, Deuce Bigalow)and if you like those movies, you'll like this as well. Overall,it's better than joe dirt, but not as good as little nicky or deuce bigalow.

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