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Evan Almighty (2007)

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God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.

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Storyline

Buffalo newsman Evan Baxter is elected to Congress with the slogan, "Change the world." He lucks into a huge house in a new Virginia suburb. His Capitol office is also fantastic, but there's a catch: he's tapped by the powerful Congressman Long to co-sponsor a bill to allow development in national parks. In steps God, who appears to a disbelieving Evan and gently commands him to build an ark. Tools and wood arrive in Evan's yard, animal pairs follow, his beard and hair grow wildly, nomad's clothes and a staff appear. Long grows impatient, Evan starts building, his family leaves him, reporters gather, and drought grips D.C. Still, Evan believes. But will he change the world? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A comedy of biblical proportions See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for mild rude humor and some peril | See all certifications »

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22 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Bruce Almighty 2  »

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$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,192,615 (USA) (22 June 2007)

Gross:

$100,289,690 (USA) (28 September 2007)
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The massed animal scenes seemingly showing thousands of approaching animals used digitally effects to increase apparent numbers. However, contrary to rumor, the lesser numbers of helper animals present during Ark construction outdoor scenes were quite real. See more »

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When Evan is in his office surrounded by birds, behind him are two blue peacocks. Within the story we are meant to believe that this is a breeding pair, but they are both male. Female peacocks (peahens) are brown. See more »

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Susan Ortega: And that's the news. But before we sign off, we'd like to thank our very own Evan Baxter, who has just been elected Buffalo's representative to Congress. And now we have a surprise for Evan.
Evan Baxter: No, you don't.
Susan Ortega: We do.
Evan Baxter: Oh, no. I really didn't expect this.
Susan Ortega: Here's a look back at his run for office.
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The Department of Homeland Security's cooperation and assistance does not reflect an endorsement of the contents of the film or the treatment of the characters therein. See more »

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Featured in Film '72: Episode dated 12 March 2007 (2007) See more »

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Sharp Dressed Man
Written by Billy Gibbons (as Billy F. Gibbons), Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard
Performed by ZZ Top
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I laughed, I cried, I truly was moved...
26 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay okay - so this isn't "The 10 commandments" and it isn't supposed to be the best movie you ever saw - but damn if it didn't touch me as well as make me laugh my ass off! I especially loved all of the little "inside jokes" - like the fact that his wife's name is Joan (of ARK???). And that the realtor (Molly Shannon) is actually named EVE ADAMS (get it? Adam and Eve??)! And did ya catch the name of the movie on the marquee "40 Year Old Virgin Mary" (Corel's other movie - minus the Mary of course!)? I mean come on! That was genius! Stupid scenes just like the fish in the tank cracked me up.

Even if you just love animals this was a great flick - and the credits were fun too! Seriously - just try not to take it too seriously and you'll really enjoy it!


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