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

Director:

Luke Greenfield

Writers:

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

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The producing team of 'Big Daddy' has delivered another winner! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When Marvin is messing around with Sergeant Sisks shotgun, he accidentally makes it go off shooting his coffee mug and drenching his picture, foreshadowing later in the movie when Marvin has animal abilities and saves the Mayors son from drowning, he splashes around in the water ultimately drenching Sisk. See more »

Goofs

When Marvin talks to Rianna about the date, he says he will pick her up at eight. But later on he is waiting at the bar for her when she arrives. See more »

Quotes

Marvin Mange: Freeze Puke. Put down that VCR. Put it down. Oh you bought it did you?... Oh you have a receipt do you?... My mistake... I'm new on the force.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Scenes which were deleted include:
  • The doctor explaining the differant animal parts he put in Marvin. After mentioning the lion with the attention deficit disorder, we see it fall out of the tree in the background.
  • Marvin wakes up in Dimples doghouse and walks out naked holding the water bowl over his front. He then runs off to his house, again exposing his hair covered behind to the shocked neighbor. (The trailer shows this scene with him wearing underwear.)
  • Marvin returns to work where he can overhear everyone's conversations, then smells/hears a coworker fart and hastles him for it.
  • The doctor talks to Marvin more about the animal traits, feeds him a fish, and makes him jump through a firey hoop.
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Connections

Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: Bucky Larson (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Escaleras de la Carcel
Traditional
Arranged and Performed by Tony de la Rosa (as Tony De La Rosa)
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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I laughed till I cried!
1 June 2001 | by dizzycrisSee all my reviews

What a great movie! Rob is one of my favorites anyway so I went in expecting to like it and I came out loving it. Top notch comedy! I was really impressed with Coleen Haskell. Rob was just too good though. I love Duece Bigalow and I liked this one even more....I took my Mom and she is now a big Rob Schneider fan. If you need a good laugh go see this!


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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

Gross USA:

$57,743,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,191,134
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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