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Osmosis Jones (2001)

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A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.

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Marc Hyman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Rock ... Osmosis Jones (voice)
Laurence Fishburne ... Thrax (voice)
David Hyde Pierce ... Drix (voice)
Brandy Norwood ... Leah (voice)
William Shatner ... Mayor Phlegmming (voice)
Ron Howard ... Tom Colonic (voice)
Kid Rock ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Kenny Olson Kenny Olson ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Jason Krause Jason Krause ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Joe C. ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Stefanie Eulinberg Stefanie Eulinberg ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Jimmie Bones Jimmie Bones ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Uncle Kracker ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Jonathan Adams ... Additional Character Voice (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Additional Character Voice (voice)
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Storyline

Frank Detorre is a slovenly zoo keeper, and simple father to the only young and bright girl named Shane, who catches a cold right after he swallowed a germ-ridden egg! The inside of his body is known as the "City of Frank". An unlikely hero of a policeman white blood cell, by the name of Osmosis Jones, works as a member of Immunity cell. But with that germ-ridden egg comes a mortal danger: Osmosis discovers Frank has really contracted a villainous and black-hearted deadly virus known as Thrax who arrives and is plotting to ultimately overheat Frank's body, killing him from the inside out! Thrax is motivated by trying to become the nastiest new virus, attempting to kill each new victim faster than the previous. His grandiose plan for Frank is death in 48 hours, breaking previous medical records! Meanwhile the pill that Frank took, Drix arrives in the body and covers Frank's throat with ice to cover the irritation. Osmosis Jones becomes his newest partner. Now it's all up to only ... Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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He's one cell of a guy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for bodily humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The raindrops outside the news stand look like sperm cells. See more »

Goofs

Chill was sent into Frank as a flu vaccine. While he could have been a live, weakened virus had he been administered via LAIV (FluMist), this variety of the vaccine was not introduced until 2 years after the film was released. So Chill would have had to come from an injection, meaning he would be a dead virus. See more »

Quotes

[the cold pill arrives in the stomach]
Leah: Wow, this is huge.
Osmosis: Don't be all impressed, 'cause 99% of that is just sugar you know.
Leah: Yeah, and 99% of you is just stupid.
Osmosis: Ooh, like I haven't heard that one before.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Brothers logo comes up looking like a germ-like substance with tentacles (with a blue tint) matching the "feel" of the movie, and is static instead of the modern 3D animated sequence. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD release contains three extended (and half-animated) scenes, all of which appear in cut-down form in the final edit:
  • Drix and Jones visit the eyes, while Drix complains that he has to visit the nose and the throat. Jones gets donuts and calls the infodesk on his cell phone while at the eyes.
  • Frank picks his nose during the dam-bursting sequence, and Jones saves Drix from ending up on Frank's fingertip. In the end, they're snorted back up into the sinuses.
  • The race to catch Thrax on his way to the uvula is extended; we see Thrax leap from his car and glide away. Then, after Jones takes the wrong turn, he takes a "shortcut" to the uvula by way of the esophogus, riding a massive acidic Frank-belch up the throat.
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Connections

Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Cool, Daddy Cool
Written by Kid Rock (as Robert J. Ritchie), Bob Crewe and Frank Slay, Jr.
Produced by Kid Rock
Performed by Kid Rock featuring Joe C. (as Joe C)
Courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Records
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animation good, but live action gross and boring
28 September 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The Farrelly brothers are dipping into the animation pool. It's colorful and primitive animation. It's pretty good, but that's not really the problem. Surprisingly the problem is Bill Murray and live action stuff.

Frank Detomello is a slob. He eats a hard boiled egg covered with a deadly germ. And we travel inside Frank to see white blood cell policeman Osmosis Jones (Chris Rock) battle evil virus Thrax (Laurence Fishburne) with the help of Drix (David Hyde Pierce).

Bill Murray looks awful as he gets sicker and sicker. I have to ask if we're supposed to laugh at Bill? It's just gross. Not the gross out humor that the Farrellys are known for. It isn't funny at all.

The animated sections are much better. In fact I prefer they cut out the live action stuff. Chris Rock does a good voice. He has good chemistry with David Hyde Pierce's Drix. They need a few more jokes, but I like the City of Frank.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Osmosis Jones See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,271,248, 12 August 2001

Gross USA:

$13,596,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,026,418
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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