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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.

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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

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The newspaper clipping of Marvin's father features the face of Rob Schneider's actual father, Marvin (to whom the movie is dedicated) photoshopped onto a police officer. Also, the car in which the lead character has his road accident was originally owned by Marvin Schneider (although several duplicates were also used in the crash sequence). See more »

Goofs

When Marvin is fighting with the chimp in the animal shelter while visiting with Rianna he twists the chimps nipple. In subsequent shots, his hand is alternately on/off the chimp. See more »

Quotes

Townie: You can do it! Cut his freaking balls off!
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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 "Duce Bigalo" (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

Referenced in Národ sobe aneb Ceské more v osmnácti prílivech (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard Living
Written by Lloyd "Bread" McDonald
Performed by Wailing Souls
Courtesy of Musicblitz Records
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Great comedy flick.
21 March 2002 | by Johnrx86See all my reviews

Lol funny funny movie. It took me a little while to get into it, but it had a solid middle and end. Norm McDonald was wonderful. I recommend it to any adam sandler fans.


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