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The Animal (2001)

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After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals.

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Luke Greenfield

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Tom Brady (story), Tom Brady (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Schneider ... Marvin
Colleen Haskell ... Rianna
John C. McGinley ... Sgt. Sisk
Edward Asner ... Chief Wilson
Michael Caton ... Dr. Wilder
Louis Lombardi ... Fatty
Guy Torry ... Miles
Bob Rubin Bob Rubin ... Bob Harris
Pilar Schneider Pilar Schneider ... Mrs. De La Rosa
Scott Wilson ... Mayor
Raymond Ma ... Mr. Tam
Michael Papajohn ... Patrolman Brady
Ron Roggé ... Patrolman Jaworski (as Ron Rogge)
Holly Maples ... Elkerton Police Officer
Henriette Mantel ... Elkerton Police Officer
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Storyline

From the producers of the comedy smash Deuce Bigalow comes The Animal, about a small, wimpy Marvin, who doesn't have what it takes to fulfill his lifelong dream to be a cop. But his luck changes when he's critically injured in a car accident and a deranged scientist secretly uses animal organs to rebuild him. Energized by his new parts, Marvin leaves his weakness behind and achieves instant fame as a supercop. Now a hero, life is going great for Marvin until his animal instincts start taking over his body at all the wrong times. Marvin struggles to remain civilized and be a perfect gentleman with his new love, Rianna in a series of hilarious situations that would drive any animal crazy. Written by Dean Kish, Comingsoon.net

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He wasn't much of a man... Now he's not much of an animal. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude and sexual humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Columbia/Mediatrip

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,610,520, 3 June 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,743,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,772,742
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In both audio commentaries on the Uncut version of the DVD, it is mentioned that Harry Dean Stanton played the part of a hunter staking out the Man-Beast in the forest, but nearly all of the footage ended up on the cutting room floor. He can still be seen, uncredited, being attacked in once scene after Marvin asks Rianna to tie him up. See more »

Goofs

When Sgt. Sisk starts the hunt for Marvin, he is wearing his uniform, a hat, and a bullet-proof vest. Later he is wearing camouflage pants, a black shirt w/black cap and camouflage paint on his face. He never had time to change. See more »

Quotes

Marvin Mange: Now that's some good badger milk.
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Crazy Credits

The film is dedicated to Rob's father Marvin Schneider. See more »

Alternate Versions

Network television versions include additional footage. Among these scenes include Marvin hiding out from the angry mob near the end of the film at the home of an elderly nearsighted woman (played by ), who thinks Marvin is her pet cat and forces him to eat cat food. See more »

Connections

References Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful Girl
Written by Andrew Farriss
Performed by INXS
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Courtesy of Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hilarious, SNL Castmember Makes a Good Movie, First in a While
3 June 2001 | by GoatmealCrispSee all my reviews

I will be honest with you, I went to see The Animal for Norm Macdonald. But what I saw was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Not only is Colleen Haskell a pretty good actress, but Rob Schneider was even funnier than in Deuce!!! And Did I mention Norm's line "I'm not gonna be in a mob to kill a black dude" Funny!!!


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