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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

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

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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 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

Mob Member: I don't want to be part of a mob to kill a black dude
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs Charlie's Angels (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

She's on Fire
Written by Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Rob Hotchkiss, Charlie Colin and Scott Underwood
Performed by Train
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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