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Evan Almighty (2007)

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

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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Bruce Almighty 2  »

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Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

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RUR 42,201,490 (Russia) (24 June 2007)

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$100,462,298 (USA)
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God's police motorcycle was an actual police-issue motorcycle (with markings changed by the film crew) originally owned by the police department of Staunton, Virginia. See more »

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Members of Congress' offices are not that huge and their staff is not that large. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Referenced in Evan Almighty: A Flood of Visual Effects (2007) See more »

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Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Written by Robert Clivillés and Freedom Williams
Performed by C+C Music Factory (as C & C Music Factory)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Fantastic family movie!
1 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

If you are looking for Jim Carey type humor, then this is not the movie for you. It is not really a sequel to Bruce Almighty. But if you are looking for a warm, funny family film, then Evan Almighty is a winner. Despite the theme, it is not really religious but rather a movie about family sticking together and having faith. Steve Carrell is outstanding and Morgan Freeman is wonderful, as always. Wanda Sykes is very funny as well. It is rare to find a movie that both kids and adults can enjoy without one party being bored or offended. Don't let the negative reviews sway you - this movie is GREAT for all ages and has a nice message. (Not to mention a pretty funny dance sequence during the credits!)


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