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The Animal (2001)

 -  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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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

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

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£345,651 (UK) (2 November 2001)

Gross:

£780,306 (UK) (16 November 2001)
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Trivia

The Frisbee that Rob Schneider catches in his mouth was actually CGI. See more »

Goofs

When Sgt. Sisk starts the hunt for Marvin, he is wearing his uniform, a hat, and a bullet-proof vest. Later he is wearing camouflage pants, a black shirt w/black cap and camouflage paint on his face. He never had time to change. See more »

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offscreen voice: THAT'S A HUGE BITCH.
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Crazy Credits

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References The Waterboy (1998) See more »

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Hardest Way Possible
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Performed by Rustic Overtones
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Rob Schneider Future Superstar !
2 July 2001 | by (Somewhere International) – See all my reviews

Ok, I liked Deuce Bigalow a lot. This movie is not quite that good, but it starts to showcase Rob Schneider as truly one of America's best hopes for comedy superstardom (like Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy before him). His timing is perfect and the film's direction is as good as it could be. Don't get me wrong, its a stupid movie and the plot is really terrible. However, it has enough well-directed funny interludes to keep you going. But just to watch Rob's screen presence is amazing. See it many times and I'm sure you will agree, Rob is the next big thing in Hollywood comedic film. Who knows?, after another 8 or so of these, he will move into dramatic acting. As this film has made back its money big-time at the box office, we can be sure to see many more of these. Keep it up Rob ! Great job!

My favorite scene ? Got to be his cat imitation near the fish tank.


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