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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) (1 June 2001)

Gross:

$55,762,229 (USA) (24 August 2001)
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Trivia

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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When Sergeant Sisk, played by John C McGinley, enters the Mayor's party in full dress uniform, he is wearing police ribbons & awards of the Los Angeles City Police Department along with US Military ribbons and awards. The first ribbon below his name tag and to the left is the Police Meritorious Service Medal, the second medal is the Police Star, the first green, yellow and red ribbon in the second row is the Police Distinguished Service Medal followed by an unknown ribbon and another unknown ribbon. The third row left is the US Marine Corps Pack Leader ribbon, the middle one is unidentifiable, with the third one being the the US Army Service ribbon. The police medals should be in this order: the Police Distinguished Service Medal, the Police Meritorious Service Medal followed by the Police Meritorious Unit Citation followed by the Police Star. The order presented in error is: two, four, one, three. 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

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

Connections

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

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Original Prankster
Written and Performed by The Offspring
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This movie rocks!
29 June 2001 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Unlike some other reviewers here, I'm not really fond of movies like 'The English Patient' nor 'Titanic' or stuff like that.

I do like mindless entertainment, and like usual Schneider succeeds 100% in doing that. This is really good stuff if you just want to sit back, relax and laugh alot. Nothing more, nothing less.

Rob Schneider is in fact a really cool funny guy, he proved that with Deuce Bigalow, SNL and Men Behaving Badly.

Some girls might not like his humor, but that's up to them.

If you're cool, you love this movie, just like other Sandler/Schneider stuff.


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