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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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Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$57,743,062 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sgt. Sisk: Ladies and gentlemen, our suspect is not human. He is at home in the bush. Shoot to kill. Any questions?
Mob Member: Oh, yeah, yeah, I got a question there. When do we get to light our torches?
Sgt. Sisk: When it gets dark.
Mob Member: Ah, I see. Oh, hey, I got another question there. Suppose, hypothetically, you know, a guy had already lit his torch. I mean, it'd be cool if he could just keep it lit, huh?
Sgt. Sisk: Yes.
Mob Member: Oh, excellent. Excellent.
Sgt. Sisk: Now, if there are no more questions...
Mob Member: Oh, hey, hey, hey, I got another question. Hey, uh, if...
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Crazy Credits

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

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References The Fugitive (1993) See more »

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Salt Bag Spill
Written by Matt Sims and Dave Cooley
Performed by Citizen King
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Hilarious

After a flood of really gross gross-out comedies, it's refreshing to see a comedy that's not gross at all, and actually genuinely FUNNY. Just like Deuce Bigalow before it, The Animal is a well-made, well-acted, and very funny film. Best part is it doesn't feel like someone took the teeth out of it just to make it a PG-13, unlike two other movies recently released by two of Schneider's former SNL castmates.


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