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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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Storyline

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

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1 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,610,520 (USA) (3 June 2001)

Gross:

$57,743,062 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Marvin drops the fish in his mouth while he was in the animal shelter his right arm is bent and next to his shoulder, in the next shot it's straight and at his side See more »

Quotes

Marvin Mange: My Hancuffs?
Rianna: You looked so uncomfortable
Marvin Mange: When did you take them off?
Rianna: I don't remember... You wore them for a while, then, I wore them for a while... You are an Animal.
Marvin Mange: I am? Awesome!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits you can hear "That's a huge bitch", which is the same thing heard when "Duce Bigalo" (played by Rob Schneider) was with the Six Foot Woman. See more »

Connections

Spoofs An American Werewolf in London (1981) See more »

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Space to Share
Written by Marty James Garton (as M. James) and E. Valentine
Performed by Scapegoat Wax
Courtesy of Grand Royal
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Hilarious, SNL Castmember Makes a Good Movie, First in a While
3 June 2001 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I will be honest with you, I went to see The Animal for Norm Macdonald. But what I saw was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Not only is Colleen Haskell a pretty good actress, but Rob Schneider was even funnier than in Deuce!!! And Did I mention Norm's line "I'm not gonna be in a mob to kill a black dude" Funny!!!


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