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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 Uncle Kracker ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Jonathan Adams ... Additional Character Voice (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Additional Character Voice (voice)
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Storyline

Frank Detomello 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, and his partner's a real pill See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for bodily humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agent Bílá krvinka See more »

Filming Locations:

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,271,248, 12 August 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,596,911, 7 October 2001
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Gregory Peck were considered for the role of Mayor Phlegmming. See more »

Goofs

The false eyelash that Shane is wearing changes positions between scenes. When it's first put on her eye on the bus, the falsie is above her eye. However, in the hospital, the falsie has moved to the bottom of her eye. (The position of the falsie is rather obvious in close up shots when Ozzy and Thrax are fighting on it.) See more »

Quotes

Osmosis: Did you know my great-great-grandpappy fought the measles? Yup, there's been a Jones on the force ever since my ancestors came over on the umbilical cord.
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Crazy Credits

The title appears as bubbles, which then pop after 5 seconds. See more »

Alternate Versions

Gonad's Gym logo appears on Drix's suitcase during a scene in police station locker room. In an earlier "cut" of the film, Ozzy and Drix visit an amusement park behind Frank's eye, called "See World". See more »

Connections

Spoofs Titanic (1997) See more »

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Solo Star
Written by Kandi Burruss, Talib Kareem and Beyoncé
Produced by Talib Kareem and Kandi Burruss
Performed by Solange (as Solange)
Courtesy of Music World Music/Columbia Records
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God help me, I really liked this film.
10 March 2004 | by thumps80631See all my reviews

As an aesthete, this movie goes against everything I stand for, but I found it nonetheless very entertaining. It was like a peculiar yet satisfying mix between the Incredible Journey, Toy Story, and Lethal Weapon or Rush Hour (the whole loose-cannon, loner cop with a new partner bit).

I found the idea rather original: the human body is like a body of government, the cop is a white blood cell, the "president" was the cell whose will was that of the man (Bill Murray), the villain is a virus who hangs out in seedy areas of the body with shady characters, the bladder is a sort of train station/airport... clever stuff.

I did have issues with the "What a zit- I mean, what is it?" part, though: it landed on her lip! Wrong! I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing that. Molly Shannon is quite a sport. 7/10


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