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Evan Almighty (2007)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  22 June 2007 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan's Staffer
Evan's Staffer (as Ralph Harris)
Evan's Staffer


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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Why are all of these animals following Evan Baxter? God only knows. See more »


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bruce Almighty 2  »

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Box Office


$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$100,289,690 (USA) (28 September 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


For a cloudburst scene, it took hours to raise a pipework "rain rig" by crane over the Ark and then to position the hundreds of extras and set the equipment. After a practice take, the filmmakers saw an attractive cloud which they hoped to use as background while Evan speaks -except that the rain rig would be in the shot. During the hour it took to move away the cranes, of course the cloud moved away. The area was reset for the cloudburst scene (another hour) and by then the day's sunlight was spent. The scene was put off for another day. See more »


The Northern Virginia suburbs, though hilly in some places, are not mountainous as portrayed in the film. See more »


Evan Baxter: I can't shave. Whenever I shave it just grows back!
Marty: That's what happens when you shave. But then you shave again!
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Did you say comedy
16 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Did some one say comedy... this cannot be categorized as a pure comedy and it doesn't come under the cadre of Bruce Almighty and Steve Carell though he tried hard is not match to Jim Carrey. This is not a pure comedy and has its own emotional scenes to counter your comic feelings while watching the movie..... Buy your popcorn and drink before you go to the movie and don't expect to have a pain in your gut because you don't do any big laughing exercise in it. Still it has kept with its pace, being a smaller movie of less than 100 minutes adds to its advantage.

It has a good script and quite a happy feeling at the end of the movie... It is good to see these kind of movies as a family outing and feel good when you see your family members smiling after the movie.

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