The Animal (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  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,

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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


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£780,306 (UK) (16 November 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is Colleen Haskell's debut as an actress after being one of the final contenders in the first season of Survivor (2000). Rob Schneider said that working with Haskell was one of the unexpected pleasures of making the film. See more »


Throughout the car accident, the various mismatched-color panels on the car change, indicating a different car. For example, on the driver's side, the front fender is blue and the back is yellow, but in one shot, the back fender is blue. See more »


Chief Wilson: Marvin, do you worship the Dark Lord.
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Crazy Credits

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


References Rocky III (1982) See more »


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Not bad. actually funny
2 December 2001 | by (Kansas City) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie, even though I feel the trailer made it seem more funny than it actually is. Still, its enjoyable, and has the type of unbelievable humor that I like, that goofy off-the-wall ingredient that really good comedies have. Worth a watch or two.

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