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The Animal

DVD cover for The Animal
Directed by Luke Greenfield
Produced by Barry Bernardi
Carr D'Angelo
Todd Garner
Written by Tom Brady
Rob Schneider
Starring Rob Schneider
Colleen Haskell
John C. McGinley
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) 2001
Running time 84 min
Language English
IMDb profile

The Animal is a 2001 comedy film, directed by Luke Greenfield. It stars Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, Edward Asner, and John C. McGinley. Image File history File links DVD case cover for The Animal, deemed fair use. ... Luke Greenfield (born February 5, 1972 in Manhassett, New York) is best known as a film director. ... This article is about the American actor. ... Colleen Marie Haskell (born December 6, 1976) was a contestant on the first season of the American reality show Survivor. ... John Christopher McGinley (born August 3, 1959) is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Airplane! is considered by some critics to be one of the funniest movies of all time. ... Luke Greenfield (born February 5, 1972 in Manhassett, New York) is best known as a film director. ... This article is about the American actor. ... Colleen Marie Haskell (born December 6, 1976) was a contestant on the first season of the American reality show Survivor. ... Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American actor best known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and later continued in a spinoff series, Lou Grant. ... John Christopher McGinley (born August 3, 1959) is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. ...

Contents

Plot

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Marvin Mange (played by Schneider) has had a lifelong dream to become a police officer. After failing the training course yet again, he is critically injured when his car goes over a cliff. A deranged scientist rescues him and replaces Marvin's damaged organs with those of various animals.


Unknown to Marvin, his new parts enhance his abilities, and he is soon regarded as a hero. However, he starts to lose control of his instincts, and when people start getting attacked by an unknown creature during the night, Marvin suspects that he is the one responsible. The suckling of a newborn at its mothers nipple is an example of an instinctive behavior. ...


Controversy

Despite receiving mostly negative critical reaction, one supporter of the film at the time of its release was film critic David Manning who gave the film critical praise. In late 2001, however, Manning was revealed to be fictitious, created by Sony to fake publicity for the film. At the time, Sony claimed that the error was due to a layout artist who entered 'dummy text' into print advertisements during their design, which was accidentally never replaced with real text. Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films. ... David Manning was a fictitious film critic, created by a marketing executive working for Sony Corporation around July 2000 to give consistently good reviews for releases from Sony subsidiary Columbia Pictures. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Cast

This article is about the American actor. ... Colleen Marie Haskell (born December 6, 1976) was a contestant on the first season of the American reality show Survivor. ... John Christopher McGinley (born August 3, 1959) is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. ... Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American actor best known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and later continued in a spinoff series, Lou Grant. ... Michael Caton (born 1943 in Queensland, Australia) is an actor best known for playing Darryl Kerrigan from 1997s low budget hit The Castle. ... Louis Lombardi is an American actor. ... Guy Torry Robert Guy Torry (born January 5, 1969) is an American actor and comedian. ... Robert R. Rubin Robert Edward Rubin (born August 29, 1938) is an American financier, businessman, and politican who served as the 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury during President Clintons administration. ...

Soundtrack

Track listing for The Animal soundtrack:

  1. No Matter What (7:27) A
  2. It's On (Party Time) (8:04) Ali Dee
  3. Got 2 B Luv (7:05) Bottlefly
  4. Salt Bag Spil (4:40) Citizen King
  5. My Projects (9:42) Coo Coo Cal
  6. Let's Get It On (10:32) Marvin Gaye
  7. The Amazing Dolphin Bay (5:40) Minus 5
  8. Hey Baby (10:34) Mocean Worker
  9. C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) (17:40) Quad City DJ's
  10. Hardest Way Possible (12:16) Rustic Overtones
  11. Wild Thing (10:05) Tone-Loc
  12. Hard Living (8:28) Wailing Souls

Album cover for Citizen Kings Mobile Estates Citizen King was a music group from Milwaukee, Wisconsin whose style was a mix of hip-hop, soul and punk. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... The Minus 5 began life as a side project from the Young Fresh Fellows Scott McCaughey who formed the band in 1993. ... Mocean Worker (pronounced like motion worker) is a one-person electronic music DJ group consisting of Adam Dorn. ... Quad City DJs is the music artist and producer duo of C.C. Lemonhead (Nathaniel Orange) and Jay Ski (Johnny McGowan) who produced the Miami bass hit CMon N Ride It (The Train) in 1995. ... Rustic Overtones was a band from Maine. ... Tone Loc (born Anthony Terrell Smith on March 3, 1966) is an American hip hop artist turned actor, most well-known for his 1989 hit singles Wild Thing and Funky Cold Medina. He is also known for his deep, gravelly, almost hoarse voice. ... The Wailing Souls were a Jamaican reggae group during the 1970s and 1980s. ...

Trivia

  • Norm MacDonald and executive producer Adam Sandler make cameo appearances. In Sandler's appearance, he utters the "You can do it!" line that Schneider has said in many of Sandler's films.
  • In one of the scenes(Schneider Badger milk)you could see him wearing a "Baquio"(a city/tourist spot in the Philippines) shirt. A reference to his mother's race.

Norman Gene Macdonald (born October 17, 1963 in Quebec City) was an actor and comedian. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and musician (he sings and plays the guitar). ... Martin Scorsese appears briefly in an uncredited role in this scene from his feature film Taxi Driver. ...

See also

For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey // August 8 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman get divorced. ...

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