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Resident Evil (2002)

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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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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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Trivia

Professional dancers were cast as zombies. See more »

Goofs

(at around 20 mins) When Kaplan says, "accessing schematics of the hive", you can see for a split second his mouth not moving to the dialogue. See more »

Quotes

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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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There are no opening credits, just a title. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some European cinema prints used a slightly longer edit of the security laser-massacre, but this was not included in video releases. See more »

Connections

References Dawn of the Dead (1978) 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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Finally, a video game adaption done right
8 October 2003 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

This movie means business. Quick disaster with a mystery to it, jarring deaths, naked Milla, all in the first few minutes. It keeps up the pace throughout. In terms of critical comments, yes, you don't really care about the characters, but so what? How often do you really care about the monster fodder in horror films? And true, it wasn't a literal working of the movie, it didn't take place in a mansion and it didn't involve exploring lots of rooms and solving puzzles. That's because it's a movie. A literal translation of Resident Evil would probably be really dull. Games and movies are very different mediums. I don't think some people here understand that. One guy said he thought the movie rocked but after repeated viewings he thought it sucked, and that's a video game player attitude - movies don't have to have good replay value, it's okay to enjoy them once. I only enjoyed Star Wars once, but I don't think it sucked, it just didn't have a lot of depth. Not every movie has to be Citizen Kane.

It was an engaging story, moved like lightning and had some excellent scares.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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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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