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The Animal (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1 June 2001 (USA)
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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$47,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$55,762,229 (USA) (24 August 2001)
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The newspaper clipping of Marvin's father features the face of Rob Schneiders actual father, Marvin (to whom the movie is dedicated) photo-shopped onto a police officer. Also, the car in which the lead character has his road accident was originally owned by Marvin Schneider (although several duplicates were also used in the crash sequence) . See more »

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The roof of Marvin's car was flattened by the boulder. After the surgery, the roof was only half flattened. See more »

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Mob Member: I don't want to be part of a mob to kill a black dude
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The film is dedicated to Rob's father Marvin Schneider. See more »

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References Crocodile Dundee (1986) See more »

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Wild Thing
Written by Matt Dike, Tone Loc (as Anthony Smith) and Marvin Young
Performed by Tone Loc
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl, Inc.
By Arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Co. and Warner Special Products
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Not a Complete Dog
8 July 2001 | by (Peterborough) – See all my reviews

Well Rob Schneider has done it again! Much like his previous movie "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalow," "The Animal" has little artistic merit. It bears little or no relation to anything resembling reality. It is often stupid, and the dialogue is painful at times. And not only that, "The Animal" is also fairly funny. Unlike Tom Green and David Spade, Schneider has an easygoing likeable quality that translates well onto the big screen. This masks many of the deficiencies in the script, and makes us appreciate the good parts even more. Unfortunately the same can't be said for co-star Colleen Haskell. Colleen, the tribe has spoken; you are not a good actor! As far as I can tell, Haskell has only three different facial expressions. None of which are appealing. The person who hired her needs to extinguish her torch, and ask her to leave the acting business immediately. So what kind of grade do we give "The Animal?" The movie isn't a complete dog, and it does have a certain amount of animal magnetism.

3 stars and a leg of lamb out of 5.


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