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The Animal (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1 June 2001 (USA)
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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Luke Greenfield's mother deliberately hung around on-set because she was a big fan of Edward Asner. See more »

Goofs

When the car stops rolling the first time, there is a tree behind it. Later, when the car has rolled over the edge, the tree is gone. 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

At the end of the credits you can hear "That's a huge bitch", which is the same thing heard when "Deuce Bigalow" (played by Rob Schneider) was with the Six Foot Woman. 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

Featured in The Sandlerverse (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Original Prankster
Written and Performed by The Offspring
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Rob Schneider Future Superstar !
2 July 2001 | by sb-29See all my reviews

Ok, I liked Deuce Bigalow a lot. This movie is not quite that good, but it starts to showcase Rob Schneider as truly one of America's best hopes for comedy superstardom (like Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy before him). His timing is perfect and the film's direction is as good as it could be. Don't get me wrong, its a stupid movie and the plot is really terrible. However, it has enough well-directed funny interludes to keep you going. But just to watch Rob's screen presence is amazing. See it many times and I'm sure you will agree, Rob is the next big thing in Hollywood comedic film. Who knows?, after another 8 or so of these, he will move into dramatic acting. As this film has made back its money big-time at the box office, we can be sure to see many more of these. Keep it up Rob ! Great job!

My favorite scene ? Got to be his cat imitation near the fish tank.


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