MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 494 this week

The Animal (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  1 June 2001 (USA)
4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 43,115 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 132 user | 74 critic | 22 from Metacritic.com

After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 26 May 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 20 Jul 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 02 Apr 2014
 
a list of 32 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Animal" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Animal (2001)

The Animal (2001) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Animal.

User Polls

5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man becomes a male gigolo after being mistaken for one while housesitting a male gigolo's house.

Director: Mike Mitchell
Stars: Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Deuce is tricked again into man-whoring by T.J., only in Amsterdam while other man-whores are being murdered in his midst.

Director: Mike Bigelow
Stars: Rob Schneider, Eddie Griffin, Jeroen Krabbé
The Hot Chick (2002)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An attractive and popular teenager who is mean spirited toward others, finds herself in the body of an older man, and must find a way to get back to her original body.

Director: Tom Brady
Stars: Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams, Anna Faris
Little Nicky (2000)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After two of the devil's three sons escape Hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky, to bring them back before it's too late.

Director: Steven Brill
Stars: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.

Director: Steven Brill
Stars: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Davey Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record, is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. Davey is then faced with trying to reform and abandon his bad habits.

Director: Seth Kearsley
Stars: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler
The Waterboy (1998)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.

Director: Frank Coraci
Stars: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler
Bulletproof (1996)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Years later the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Big Daddy (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger-management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.

Director: Peter Segal
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Fatty
...
Miles
Bob Rubin ...
Pilar Schneider ...
Mrs. De La Rosa
...
Mayor
...
Mr. Tam
...
Patrolman Brady
...
Patrolman Jaworski (as Ron Rogge)
...
Elkerton Police Officer
...
Elkerton Police Officer
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The producing team of 'Big Daddy' has delivered another winner! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Animal  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£345,651 (UK) (2 November 2001)

Gross:

£780,306 (UK) (16 November 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the animal shelter sometimes the bird is on Rianna's finger then it is on her shoulder then it is on it's perch then back on her finger. 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...
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Rocky III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

She's on Fire
Written by Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Rob Hotchkiss, Charlie Colin and Scott Underwood
Performed by Train
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anybody actually liked this movie? lpetrz
Derp! eggbert_86
SHAME on you hollywood meni16
need help with a song title dduwo
Mob reject d_winchy
Why don't they make a second movie? dreamycow123
Discuss The Animal (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?