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Evolution (2001)

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A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.

Director:

Ivan Reitman

Writers:

Don Jakoby (story), David Diamond (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Ira
Julianne Moore ... Allison
Orlando Jones ... Harry
Seann William Scott ... Wayne
Ted Levine ... Gen. Woodman
Ethan Suplee ... Deke
Michael Bower ... Danny (as Michael Ray Bower)
Pat Kilbane ... Officer Johnson
Ty Burrell ... Flemming
Dan Aykroyd ... Governor Lewis
Katharine Towne ... Nadine
Gregory Itzin ... Cartwright
Ashley Clark Ashley Clark ... Lt. Cryer
Michelle Wolff ... Carla
Sarah Silverman ... Denise
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Storyline

When a meteorite falls to Earth two college professors, Dr. Ira Kane and Prof. Harry Phineas Block, are assigned the job of checking the site out. At the site, they discover organisms not of this planet. Soon the site is taken over by the government, forcing Ira and Harry to the side. As the new life-forms begin to evolve and start to get more and more dangerous, it's up to the two professors to save the planet. Written by FilmFanUK

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Coming to wipe that silly smile off your planet. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, and for sci-fi action | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evolución See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,408,351, 10 June 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,345,494

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,376,292
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Cusack were considered for the role of Ira. See more »

Goofs

In the dressing room, the pink top repeatedly jumps between the girl and the hanger between cuts. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[At night, Wayne drives out to a shack in the desert and places a mannequin inside it. He is wearing a yellow fireman's coat, without a fire department's name on it]
Wayne Grey: Despite all the warnings, she was smoking in bed, fell asleep. Bad move.
[He sloshes gasoline inside the shack and strikes a match]
Wayne Grey: And the fire begins. Showtime!
[Hollering in fake excitement, he charges into the shack]
Wayne Grey: Don't worry, ma'am, I'm here to save you!
[...]
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References Outbreak (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby, Come On Over
Written by Samantha Mumba, Arnthor Birgisson & Anders Bagge (as Anders Sven Bagge)
Performed by Samantha Mumba
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A fun special effects movie
21 June 2001 | by ChidiockSee all my reviews

This movie makes no pretensions--it's a simple, fun summer movie full of special effects. The cast handles its duties in a professional manner, and there are enough laughs to keep you entertained throughout the movie.


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