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Evolution (2001)
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Evolution (2001) Glen Canyon, Arizona, the present day. Wayne, practising at night in the desert for his upcoming fireman's exam, witnesses the impact of a meteorite. The next day, biology teacher Dr. Ira Kane and geology teacher Harry Block from Glen Canyon Community College manage to get to the meteorite, which is stuck in the ground at the bottom of a cave. By taking a sample, they discover a slimy blue fluid coming out of the meteorite. A little later, Ira Kane finds out that myriads of single-celled life-forms dwell in the fluid, evolve at an incredible rate, even while he's watching. What first seems like a sure ticket to Sweden for the Nobel Prize soon develops into a nightmare: By evolving and adapting at that unbelievably fast rate, the Aliens start spreading out, and the Military comes in. Now it all comes down to what Darwin so rightfully stated: Survival of the fittest. And no good idea in sight...

Movie Tagline:
Have a nice end of the world.

Title: Evolution
Release Date: June 08, 2001
Runtime: 101 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Buried.com Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With E

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, and for sci-fi action.

Ivan Reitman

David Duchovny ...Ira
Julianne Moore ...Allison
Orlando Jones ...Harry
Seann William Scott ...Wayne
Ted Levine ...Gen. Woodman
Ethan Suplee ...Deke
Michael Bower ...Danny (as Michael Ray Bower)
Pat Kilbane ...Officer Johnson
Ty Burrell ...Flemming
Dan Aykroyd ...Governor Lewis
Katharine Towne ...Nadine
Gregory Itzin ...Cartwright
Ashley Clark ...Lt. Cryer
Michelle Wolff ...Carla
Sarah Silverman ...Denise
Richard Moll ...Fire Training Inspector
Michael McGrady ...Fireman
Steven Gilborn ...Judge Guilder
Wayne Duvall ...Dr. Paulson
Michael Chapman ...Sheriff Long
Kyle Gass ...Officer Drake
Lucas Dudley ...Sgt. Toms
Steven Pierce ...Sgt. Larson
Wendy Braun ...Nurse Tate
Jennifer Savidge ...Claire
Jerry Trainor ...Tommy
Stephanie Hodge ...Jill Mason
Kristen Meadows ...Patty
Winifred Freedman ...Debbi
Miriam Flynn ...Grace

» [more cast members]

Jeff Apple
Paul Deason
Daniel Goldberg
Sheldon Kahn
Joe Medjuck
Tom Pollock
Ivan Reitman
David Rodgers
Ken Schwenker
Ronell Venter
Steven Spielberg

Don Jakoby
David Diamond
David Weissman
Don Jakoby

John Powell

Evolution Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Out with a Bang"
"Anyway the Main Thing Is"
"Baby, Come On Over"
"Work It Out"
"Makin' Whoopee"
"Parking Lot"
"You Are So Beautiful"
"Play That Funky Music"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Have a nice end of the world.
  • Coming to wipe that silly smile off your planet.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Ira Kane: If I was a giant nasty alien bird in a department store, where would I be? Harry Block: Lingerie. Ira Kane: Not you, the bird. Harry Block: Lingerie.
  • Ira Kane: Give me back my friend, you big sphincter!
  • [Dr. Paulson is going to pull the alien bug out through Harry's rectum] Nurse Tate: I'll get the lubricant... Dr. Paulson: No time for lubricant! Harry Block: There's ALWAYS time for lubricant!
  • Ira Kane: Ira Kane, head of the science department, Glen Canyon Community College. Harry Block: Harry Block, United States Geological Survey. Wayne Grey: Wayne Grey. I took some chemistry in high school.
  • [the heroes just killed a dinosaur-like creature] Ira Kane: So, what do you want? Light meat, or dark? Harry Block: You have to ask?
Movie Trivia:
  • Initially written as a serious science-fiction thriller, Ivan Reitman hired David Diamond and David Weissman to re-write the project as a comedy. The original writer, Don Jakoby, actually enjoyed the changes so much, he continued working on the film alongside the other writers.
  • During the lengthy shooting in Page, Arizona, Dan Aykroyd entertained the local folk by carding guests at a bar, unofficially greeting people at Wal-Mart, and visiting locals for a cup of coffee in their homes.
  • Shot in December, DreamWorks asked the locals to delay putting up their Christmas decorations. Following the shoot, DreamWorks paid the city employees overtime to light up the town in time for Christmas.
  • The clumsiness in Julianne Moore's character was her idea.
  • The three main characters perform a commercial for "Head and Shoulders". The idea to this came from the son of Ivan Reitman.
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