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Resident Evil (2002)

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A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.

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Paul W.S. Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan McCluskey ... Mr. Grey
Oscar Pearce Oscar Pearce ... Mr. Red
Indra Ové ... Ms. Black
Anna Bolt Anna Bolt ... Dr. Green
Joseph May ... Dr. Blue
Robert Tannion Robert Tannion ... Dr. Brown
Heike Makatsch ... Lisa
Jaymes Butler ... Clarence
Stephen Billington ... Mr. White
Fiona Glascott ... Ms. Gold
Milla Jovovich ... Alice
Eric Mabius ... Matt
Colin Salmon ... One
Martin Crewes ... Kaplan
Pasquale Aleardi ... J.D.
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Storyline

A virus has escaped in a secret facility called "The Hive," turning the staff into hungry zombies and releasing the mutated Lab "Animals" that they were studying. The complex computer shuts down the base to prevent infection. The parent corporation sends in an elite military unit, where they meet Alice, who is suffering from amnesia due to exposure to nerve gas. The military team must shut down the computer and get out, fighting their way past zombies, mutants, and the computer itself, before the virus escapes and infects the rest of the world. Alice must also come to terms with her slowly-returning memories. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Survive the Horror See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sci-fi/horror violence, language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Germany | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Resident Evil the Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Krampnitz, Brandenburg, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,707,106, 17 March 2002

Gross USA:

$40,119,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,321,149
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the cast were doing ADR for the film, Milla Jovovich wasn't happy with her performance. She originally delivered her lines in her own actual speaking voice. She decided to loop her entire dialogue by giving Alice a lower speaking voice. See more »

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(at around 58 mins) The Red Queen tells the survivors that the human body remains active even during death, producing new cells such as hair and nails. This is a common misconception, as the skin of a dead body gradually pulls away from hair and nails as the body dehydrates, giving the appearance of the hair and nails growing. No new cells can be produced by a dead organism. Furthermore, neither hair nor nails are made up of cells; they are made primarily of a protein called keratin from dead epidermal cells. See more »

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Narrator: At the beginning of the 21st century, the Umbrella Corporation had become the largest commercial entity in the United States. Nine out of every ten homes contain its products. Its political and financial influence is felt everywhere. In public, it is the world's leading supplier of computer technology, medical products, and healthcare. Unknown, even to its own employees, its massive profits are generated by military technology, genetic experimentation, and viral weaponry.
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There are no opening credits, just a title. See more »

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The U.S. release had some violence censored to avoid an "NC-17" rating. See more »

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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Land of the Dead (2013) See more »

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Supplementary Soundscapes
Written and Performed by Junkie XL (a/k/a Tom Holkenborg)
Published by Roadcrew Music Inc. c/o BMG Music Inc.
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records
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Solid!!
29 November 2007 | by teslamanSee all my reviews

As a big fan of splatter and horror films i was gladly surprised when i watched this. I haven't played the game so i had no idea what to expect and had nothing to compare with. I really feel that this pays homage to the old zombie films at least to an extent. The zombies here are a little bit faster though.

It begins with a nice back story and then builds slowly in pace to a climactic frenzy. The effects are top notch, solid directing, a really imaginative and eerie production design and great acting.

Yes, i may be a little biased but i really like Milla Jovovich. I think this is the kind of role that fits her best, strong kick ass attitude with an odd personality wrapped in a seemingly fragile shell. Her performance here reminds me a bit of the character she played in "The fifth element" and also the character in the later "Ultraviolet" The other actors did a good job as well so she's not the only one to get credit although the movie revolves around her character. The child AI is a very nice and creepy addition to the atmosphere.

The RE theme could have ended up as a nice trilogy but the sequel unfortunately lacks nearly everything(except Milla) that this film delivers. Not that RE2 is a complete mess but nowhere near this. I haven't seen the third installment yet but even if that one holds true in quality to this one number two becomes the odd one out.

If you like zombie and action films you'll certainly like this one.


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