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Evan Almighty (2007)

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God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.

Director:

Tom Shadyac

Writers:

Steve Oedekerk (screenplay), Steve Oedekerk (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Evan Baxter
Morgan Freeman ... God
Lauren Graham ... Joan Baxter
Johnny Simmons ... Dylan Baxter
Graham Phillips ... Jordan Baxter
Jimmy Bennett ... Ryan Baxter
John Goodman ... Congressman Long
Wanda Sykes ... Rita
John Michael Higgins ... Marty
Jonah Hill ... Eugene
Molly Shannon ... Eve Adams
Harve Presnell ... Congressman Burrows
P.J. Byrne ... Evan's Staffer
Ralph Louis Harris ... Evan's Staffer (as Ralph Harris)
Arden Myrin ... Evan's Staffer
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Storyline

Buffalo newsman Evan Baxter is elected to Congress with the slogan, "Change the world." He lucks into a huge house in a new Virginia suburb. His Capitol office is also fantastic, but there's a catch: he's tapped by the powerful Congressman Long to co-sponsor a bill to allow development in national parks. In steps God, who appears to a disbelieving Evan and gently commands him to build an ark. Tools and wood arrive in Evan's yard, animal pairs follow, his beard and hair grow wildly, nomad's clothes and a staff appear. Long grows impatient, Evan starts building, his family leaves him, reporters gather, and drought grips D.C. Still, Evan believes. But will he change the world? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A comedy of biblical proportions See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild rude humor and some peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruce Almighty 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,192,615, 24 June 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,462,298

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,418,781
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The final feature film of Harve Presnell, to be released before his death in 2009. He later appeared in Love Ranch (2010), which was released after his death. See more »

Goofs

The water behind the dam would occupy the same number of acre-feet after the dam broke. The water would cover more surface area but would not be as deep. In fact, a lot of the water would be absorbed in the soil because of the lengthy drought. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Susan Ortega: And that's the news. But before we sign off, we'd like to thank our very own Evan Baxter, who has just been elected Buffalo's representative to Congress. And now we have a surprise for Evan.
Evan Baxter: No, you don't.
Susan Ortega: We do.
Evan Baxter: Oh, no. I really didn't expect this.
Susan Ortega: Here's a look back at his run for office.
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The Department of Homeland Security's cooperation and assistance does not reflect an endorsement of the contents of the film or the treatment of the characters therein. See more »

Connections

Featured in Film '72: Episode dated 12 March 2007 (2007) See more »

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Sharp Dressed Man
Written by Billy Gibbons (as Billy F. Gibbons), Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard
Performed by ZZ Top
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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a little above average comedy
19 May 2008 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

This movie turned out to be a little better than I thought. Steve Carroll was funny as usually. The animals were cool too. Some of them were real, but a lot of them were computer generated. I thought the film sent a good message. That spending family time is important and that is what God was trying to teach the Baxter's. I liked the part that Evan couldn't cut his hair or beard and then then the Moses robes added to the effect. I have to take away some praise though with the whole ark floating though Washington DC. That was just plain silly. Wanda Sikes gets some good one liners too.

FINAL VERDICT: More geared for kids. It's OK to watch once, but not good enough for more viewings.


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