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

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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
1 June 2001 (USA) See more »
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The producing team of 'Big Daddy' has delivered another winner! See more »
Plot:
After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Enjoyable! See more (132 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Rob Schneider ... Marvin

Colleen Haskell ... Rianna

John C. McGinley ... Sgt. Sisk

Edward Asner ... Chief Wilson

Michael Caton ... Dr. Wilder

Louis Lombardi ... Fatty

Guy Torry ... Miles
Bob Rubin ... Bob Harris
Pilar Schneider ... Mrs. De La Rosa

Scott Wilson ... Mayor

Raymond Ma ... Mr. Tam

Michael Papajohn ... Patrolman Brady

Ron Roggé ... Patrolman Jaworski (as Ron Rogge)

Holly Maples ... Elkerton Police Officer

Henriette Mantel ... Elkerton Police Officer
Jeremy Kramer ... Elkerton Police Officer

Robb Skyler ... Elkerton Police Officer
Nicko Mariolis ... Elkerton Police Officer

Philip Bolden ... Evidence Room Kid (as Philip Daniel Bolden)
Deker Daily ... Evidence Room Kid (as Decker Daily)

Timmy Deters ... Evidence Room Kid
Hannah K. Flood ... Evidence Room Kid
Megan Taylor Harvey ... Evidence Room Kid

Mitch Holleman ... Evidence Room Kid
Mollie Rea Dodson ... Evidence Room Kid (as Mollie Rae Patton)

Charlie Stewart ... Evidence Room Kid
Elizabeth Branson ... Heavy Set Cadet

Sandra Lee Gimpel ... Obstacle Course Lady (as Sandy Gimpel)

Paul E. Short ... Burning Man (as Paul Short)
Arthur Bernard ... Elderly Jogger

Tim Herzog ... Badger Milk Host

Berglind Icey ... Yolanda (as Berglind Olafsdottir)
Steven Kravitz ... Airport Businessman
Shain Holden ... Airline Steward (as Shane Holden)
Tom McNulty ... Airline Steward
James Bates Jr. ... Airport Police (as James Bates)
Morisa Taylor Kaplan ... Mailbox Girl
Jack Rubens ... Old Man Holden
Susan Corwin ... TV Anchorwoman

Tom Kiesche ... Bar Patron (as Tom Keische)

Karlee Holden ... Waitress
Clare Calvo ... Hula Dancer
Michelle Celestino ... Hula Dancer
Luigi Amodeo ... Italian Waiter
Wes Takahashi ... Reporter

Fred Stoller ... Reporter
Jake Iannarino ... Free Press Reporter
John Kirk ... Waiter at Party

Brett Smrz ... Mayor's Son

Noel Gugliemi ... Gang Leader (as Noel Guglielmi)

Adam Sandler ... Townie

Norm MacDonald ... Mob Member

Brianna Brown ... Other Mob (as Brianna Lynn Brown)
Amber Collins ... Other Mob

John Farley ... Other Mob
Pete ... Dimples the Dog
Bliss ... Nelly the Goat
Kanoozi ... Mr. Giggles
Louey ... Henry the Orangutan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Avallone ... Policeman #4 (uncredited)
Kai Donovan Brady ... Horrified Kid (uncredited)
Derek Di Biagio ... Bar Patron 2 (uncredited)
David Michael Fordham ... Tie Dyed Hippy (uncredited)
Darren Lee Hughes ... Airport Passenger (uncredited)

Daniel Riggs ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jack Truman ... Mob Member (uncredited)

Lindsay Zir ... Girlfriend to Sgt. Sisk (uncredited)

Directed by
Luke Greenfield 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Tom Brady (story)

Tom Brady (screenplay) &
Rob Schneider (screenplay)

Produced by
Barry Bernardi .... producer
Tom Brady .... co-producer
Carr D'Angelo .... producer
Derek Dauchy .... co-producer
Todd Garner .... producer
Jack Giarraputo .... executive producer
Nathan Talbert Reimann .... associate producer (as Nathan T. Reimann)
Adam Sandler .... executive producer
John Schneider .... co-producer
Rob Schneider .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Teddy Castellucci 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Lyons Collister 
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Gourson 
Peck Prior 
 
Casting by
Elizabeth Boykewich 
Tracy Kaplan 
Roger Mussenden 
 
Production Design by
Alan Au 
 
Art Direction by
Domenic Silvestri 
 
Set Decoration by
Fanée Aaron 
Gene Serdena 
 
Costume Design by
James Lapidus 
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects artist
Karen Bradley .... makeup artist
Gretchen Davis .... makeup artist
Corrina Duran .... makeup artist
Miia Kovero .... hair stylist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects artist
Howard Leonard .... hair stylist: Northern California/Sonoma
Rose Librizzi .... key makeup artist
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special makeup effects artist (as Christopher Nelson)
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects artist
Ann Pala .... makeup department head
Thomas Real .... department head hair stylist
Tegan Taylor .... makeup artist
Nancy Tong .... key hair stylist (as Nanxy Tong-Heater)
 
Production Management
Richard H. Prince .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hans Berggren .... assistant director
Albert Cho .... first assistant director: second unit
Bruce Franklin .... first assistant director
Jeff Gourson .... second unit director
David Hakim .... additional second assistant director: San Francisco
Susan J. Hellmann .... assistant director: second unit
Conte Matal .... second assistant director
Kristen Ploucha .... assistant director: second unit
John G. Scotti .... assistant director: second unit
Gregg Smrz .... second unit director
Ruby Stillwater .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Craig Baron .... assistant property master
Max E. Brehme .... property master
Joe Couch .... propmaker foreman
Mick Cukurs .... set designer (as Erwin M. Cukurs)
Darrin Denlinger .... storyboard artist
Sven Fodale .... propmaker gangboss
Roland Fullajtar .... construction
Neil Gahm .... propmaker
Serge Genitempo .... stand-by painter
Blair Huizingh .... graphic designer
Gilbert Johnson .... set dresser
Christian Kastner .... on-set dresser
Richard Lambert .... location leadman
Scott W. Leslie .... assistant property master
John Lister .... set dresser
Adrianna Lopez .... set dresser
Randall McIlvain .... set designer
Michael Mikita Jr. .... paint supervisor
Paul Mugavero .... set dresser
Robert St. Pierre .... set designer
Eliza Steel .... art department associate
Robert Stover .... buyer
Tracey Wilson .... storyboard artist
Richard D. Wright .... set dresser
Greg Wyszynski .... on-set dresser
Alan Day .... set dresser (uncredited)
Don Lanning .... prop sculptor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Bach .... dialogue editor
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Kelly Doran .... sound utility
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Paula Fairfield .... supervising sound editor
Russell Farmarco .... adr supervisor
Orada Jusatayanond .... sound effects editor
David Kelson .... production sound mixer
Ai-Ling Lee .... sound editor
Howard London .... adr mixer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Greg Orloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Ortiz .... boom operator
Monique Reymond .... foley artist
Brad Sherman .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer
Cameron Steenhagen .... adr editor
Cameron Steenhagen .... dialogue editor
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Clayton Weber .... assistant sound editor
Elmo Weber .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Roy Arbogast .... special effects supervisor
Reggie Garcia .... special effects
Steve King .... special effects
Scott Patton .... special effects makeup
James Preston-Malott .... special effects
Craig Reedy .... special effects
James Reedy .... special effects
Brian Wood .... special effects
Lance Gilmer .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Travis Baumann .... digital effects supervisor
John Cassella .... digital artist
Robert Chapin .... visual effects
Loring Doyle .... roto/paint artist
Janet Freedland .... digital artist
David Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Manex Visual Effects
Derek Krauss .... visual effects editor
Mark Leo Perry .... 3D animator
Matt Magnolia .... visual effects coordinator: MVFX
Diana Miao .... digital artist
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera supervisor
Amanda Morrison .... digital compositor
Jake Morrison .... visual effects compositor
Ann Podlozny .... visual effects producer
Jamie Stevenson .... visual effects producer
Jonathan F. Styrlund .... visual effects producer
Jason Wardle .... CG technical director: Manex Visual Effects
 
Stunts
John Alexander .... stunts
Christopher 'Critter' Antonucci .... stunts (as Chris Antonucci)
Rick Avery .... stunts
Steve Berens .... stunts
Jake Brake .... stunts
John Branagan .... stunts
John Cade .... stunts
Jay Caputo .... stunts
Jack Carpenter .... stunts
Marla Casey .... stunts
Mark Chadwick .... stunts
Timothy Dmec .... stunts
Tim Drnec .... stunt rigger
Shauna Duggins .... stunts
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunts
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunt rigger (as Chris Fletcher)
Richie Gaona .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Gary L. Guercio)
Gary Guercio .... stunt double: Rob Schneider (as Gary L. Guercio)
Thirl Haston .... stunts (as Thril Haston)
Eddie Hice .... stunts
Terry Jackson .... stunt double: John C. McGinley
Julie Ann Johnson .... stunts
Keii Johnston .... stunts
Anthony Kramme .... stunts
Clint Lilley .... stunts (as Clint 'Burke' Lilley)
Kurt D. Lott .... stunts (as Kurt Lott)
Daniel McCann .... stunts
Gary Morgan .... stunts
William Morts .... stunts (as Billy Morts)
Terry Notary .... stunts
Gloria O'Brien .... stunts (as Gloria O'Brien-Fontenot)
Harry O'Connor .... stunts
Bob Orrison .... stunts
Glynn E. Palmer .... stunts (as Glynn Palmer)
Chad Parker .... stunts
Tim Rigby .... stunts
Myke Schwartz .... stunts (as Michael Gene Schwartz)
Ben Scott .... stunts
Rick Seaman .... stunts
Paul E. Short .... stunts
Larry M. Shorts .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunt coordinator
Shirley Smrz .... stunts
Russell Solberg .... stunts
Mark Stefanich .... stunts
Jim Stephan .... stunts (as Jim Stephen)
Mark Aaron Wagner .... stunts (as Mark Wagner)
Earl Wiggins .... stunts
Jim Wilkey .... stunts
Charles Grisham .... stunt double (uncredited)
Martin Klebba .... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel T. O'Brien .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Brett Smrz .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Brodhead .... rigging grip
Ted Caloroso .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Glenn Cannon .... playback operator
Jack Chouchanian .... key grip
Joe Chouchanian .... grip
Scott Crabbe .... video operator
Darrin DeLoach .... first assistant camera
Don Domino .... rigging best boy grip
Gary Fredrickson .... rigging best boy
Michael Herron .... video assist operator: second unit
Steele Hunter .... best boy grip
Shane D. Kelly .... gaffer
Kris Krosskove .... camera operator (2001)
Marcos O. Lopez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Frank Masi .... still photographer
Timothy McCrary .... lighting technician
Peter Mercurio .... camera operator: "a" camera
Luis Moreno .... electrician
Bob Myers .... grip
Glen Purdy .... grip
Peyton Skelton .... set lighting technician
Jim Stephan .... rigging (as Jim Stephen)
Jesse Tango .... rigging gaffer
Chuck Whelan .... assistant camera
Steven J. Winslow .... camera operator: Wescam camera
 
Casting Department
Lisa S. Beasley .... extras casting
Joni Tackette .... extras casting
Scott Trimble .... extras casting assistant: Sonoma County
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Conan Castro Jr. .... additional costumer
Lorraine Crossman .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Marcy Arnold .... post-production assistant
Tom Costain .... additional editor
Jason Gourson .... first assistant editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Nicola Frances Sievertson .... post-production coordinator
Laura Weiss .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Bruce Babcock .... orchestrator
Harvey Cohen .... orchestrator
Michael Dilbeck .... music supervisor
Peter Doell .... score recordist
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
J.J. George .... music editor
Jim Honeyman .... orchestrator
Steve Juliani .... music preparation
Jason Lloyd .... scoring crew
Andy Ludyk .... music coordinator europe
Tom Mgrdichian .... orchestrator
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Pamela Turbov .... soundtrack consultant
Pat Weber .... scoring technician
J. Aloysius Flanagan III .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Edward Flotard .... transportation coordinator
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Hugh Kelly .... transportation
 
Other crew
Molly Allen .... location manager
Marianne Bell .... office production assistant: Sonoma County
Steve Berens .... animal coordinator
Steve Berens .... head animal trainer
Lark Bernini .... production coordinator
Arthur L. Bernstein .... production assistant
Sarah Clifford .... key office production assistant: Sonoma County
Mary Clutts .... office production assistant: Sonoma County
Denise E. Decker .... assistant: Mr. Garner
Louise DeCordoba .... production accountant
Derek Di Biagio .... assistant: Mr. Greenfield
Elizabeth Dixon .... office production assistant: Sonoma County
J.D. Donaruma .... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Michael Etheridge .... key set production assistant
Charles Fagin .... production assistant
Danielle Fenati .... production assistant
Rob Frank .... key assistant location manager
Christine Gaiman .... assistant: Mr. Bernardi
Laura Ganis .... assistant animal trainer
Dusten Gazzola .... office production assistant
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator
Michelle Gold .... production assistant: first team
Steven James Golebiowski .... assistant: Mr. Schneider
Adrienne Greshock .... production assistant
Jonathan Guerra .... production assistant
Eric Kagan .... production assistant
Carrie L.A. .... assistant location manager
Wendi Laski .... unit publicist
Jonathan Loughran .... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Sean Madaras .... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Navid McIlhargey .... assistant: Mr. Dauchy
Lisa Michele McTigue .... production assistant
Kyle Oliver .... assistant location manager (as Kyle 'Snappy' Oliver)
Jennifer Payson .... production secretary
KB Pugliese .... production secretary
Kei Rowan-Young .... assistant location manager
Janell M. Sammelman .... production assistant
Jana Sandler .... assistant: Mr. D'angelo
Mandy Schwartz .... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Lori Scowley .... assistant accountant
Jasan Sherman .... location scout
Nicola Frances Sievertson .... assistant: Mr. D'angelo
B.J. Smith .... set medic
Dee Dee Smith .... location coordinator
Pavel Sterba .... assistant location manager
James P. Warren .... animal trainer: orangutan
William S. White .... production assistant
Jay M. Huntoon .... video: second unit (uncredited)
Karen Jine .... location assistant (uncredited)
Eric Lichtenberg .... production assistant (uncredited)
Anne Lockhart .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Michael F. Loomer .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dan Shimer .... location assistant (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Animal Man" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some crude and sexual humor
Runtime:
84 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (uncut version) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (also uncut version) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:IIA | Hungary:14 | Iceland:L | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | Norway:11 | Peru:14 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #38089) | USA:R (uncut special edition)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Frisbee that Rob Schneider catches in his mouth was actually CGI.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Marvin is fighting with the chimp in the animal shelter while visiting with Rianna he twists the chimps nipple. In subsequent shots, his hand is alternately on/off the chimp.See more »
Quotes:
offscreen voice:THAT'S A HUGE BITCH.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)See more »

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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable!, 9 November 2001
Author: famousgir1 from London, England

Marvin is a wimpy guy, who's determined to follow in his fathers footsteps by becoming a cop. Things aren't going well, until Marvins in a car accident and when a very strange scientist finds him, he uses animal body parts to rebuild Marvin. With all the animal parts in his body Marvin gets very energized and leaves all his weakness behind, which them leads him to become a cop and a famous one at that. Something he's of course always wanted. Life is going great for Marvin until his the animals in his body start taking over his body and makes him do the strangest things like falling in love with animals and eating from bins. With all this going on, Marvin has to remain the perfect gentleman to his new love, Rianna, which leads to a strange and quite predictable twist at the end.

The Animal is produced by the brilliant Adam Sandler, who also has a really funny cameo as a Townie in this movie, which stars Rob Schneider, who also wrote the screenplay here. Rob really funny. Schneiders love interest is Colleen Haskell, from the US reality TV show, Survivor.

After the awful Freddy Got Fingered, I wasn't to sure what I would make out of The Animal, but it was good. Not the most brilliant movie around, but good. Rob Schneider is great in his role here too. There are some funny bits in the movie too. All in all, enjoyable stuff.

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