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The Animal (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1 June 2001 (USA)
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After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals.

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Mrs. De La Rosa
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Patrolman Jaworski (as Ron Rogge)
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Elkerton Police Officer
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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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He wasn't much of a man... Now he's not much of an animal. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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1 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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 the car stops rolling the first time, there is a tree behind it. Later, when the car has rolled over the edge, the tree is gone. See more »

Quotes

Miles: If you don't wanna be my friend anymore because I'm black, you just let me know.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Hot Chick (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

From My Head to My Heart
Written by David R. Bassett, Evan Lowenstein and Jaron Lowenstein
Performed by Evan & Jaron
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A delectable tale of man's nature and Badgermilk
31 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was kept on the edge of my seat during this Herculean cinematic experience -- the question of one's very identify with one's self is set against a backdrop of hilarity and monkeys in skirts. The question of police brutality in our society is dealt with on a Ciceronian level as older policemen are cast as blood mongrels and middle aged police officers are cast as muscle headed steroid-freaks -- a casting delight surprise from Office Space is in store for educated viewers.

A dramatic tale from start to end, even the farm animals are in the winner's circle when the time come to roll the credits. Happy Madison productions has done it again. Bravo!


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