A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.

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Paul W.S. Anderson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan McCluskey ... Mr. Grey
Oscar Pearce Oscar Pearce ... Mr. Red
Indra Ové ... Ms. Black
Anna Bolt ... Dr. Green
Joseph May ... Dr. Blue
Robert Tannion Robert Tannion ... Dr. Brown
Heike Makatsch ... Lisa
Jaymes Butler ... Clarence
Stephen Billington ... Mr. White
Fiona Glascott ... Ms. Gold
Milla Jovovich ... Alice
Eric Mabius ... Matt
Colin Salmon ... One
Martin Crewes ... Kaplan
Pasquale Aleardi ... J.D.
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Storyline

A virus has escaped in a secret facility called "The Hive," turning the staff into hungry zombies and releasing the mutated Lab "Animals" that they were studying. The complex computer shuts down the base to prevent infection. The parent corporation sends in an elite military unit, where they meet Alice, who is suffering from amnesia due to exposure to nerve gas. The military team must shut down the computer and get out, fighting their way past zombies, mutants, and the computer itself, before the virus escapes and infects the rest of the world. Alice must also come to terms with her slowly-returning memories. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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A secret experiment. A deadly virus. A fatal mistake. See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sci-fi/horror violence, language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Another reference to Alice in Wonderland. The first onscreen kill by the Red Queen (except for the falling lift where you don't get to see the occupants.) is the woman in the lift trying to to climb out is eventually beheaded (Off with her head!). See more »

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(at around 1h 14 mins) When Alice and her "husband" are arguing in the lab, her hair changes positions each time the camera returns to her. See more »

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Narrator: At the beginning of the 21st century, the Umbrella Corporation had become the largest commercial entity in the United States. Nine out of every ten homes contain its products. Its political and financial influence is felt everywhere. In public, it is the world's leading supplier of computer technology, medical products, and healthcare. Unknown, even to its own employees, its massive profits are generated by military technology, genetic experimentation, and viral weaponry.
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Alternate Versions

The U.S. release had some violence censored to avoid an "NC-17" rating. See more »


Soundtracks

Invisible Wounds (Dark Bodies)
Written by Burton C. Bell, Dino Cazares, Christian Olde Wolbers and Raymond Herrera
Published by Roadblock Music Inc./Hatefile Music c/o BMG Songs Inc.
Performed by Fear Factory
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records
[third and final song playing during end credits]
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Scary and atmospheric
7 January 2008 | by mbwormSee all my reviews

"Resident Evil" was a smart and scary game. The darkness and the surprises were huge scare factors. In that famous game, you find yourself trapped in a mansion crawling with the undead because of a mistake made by the Umbrella Corporation.

Director Paul W.S. Anderson makes a fast, dark guilty pleasure of a film from this game with "Resident Evil".

Milla Jovovich is Alice, who wakes up in a creepy, poorly lit mansion at night in a remote forest. She has no memory of who she is or why she's here, but after a group of soldiers bursts in and takes her to a hidden lab underneath the mansion with them, she quickly begins to realize a terrible secret. She and the others find themselves locked in "The Hive", an enormous, elaborate underground structure that was sealed by the supercomputer controlling it. It soon becomes evident that an experiment called "The T-Virus" escaped into the air and killed everyone. But nobody really stayed dead. Now the remaining survivors must fight their way back out of The Hive before the door seals permanently... and at the same time they must contain the virus before it reaches the surface.

The film moves at a breakneck pace, with some elaborate sets and great cinematography that sets the dark mood well for this atmospheric sci-fi thriller.


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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Resident Evil the Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Krampnitz, Brandenburg, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,707,106, 17 March 2002

Gross USA:

$40,119,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,984,862
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