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Osmosis Jones (2001)

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A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.

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Marc Hyman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Rock ... Osmosis Jones (voice)
Laurence Fishburne ... Thrax (voice)
David Hyde Pierce ... Drix (voice)
Brandy Norwood ... Leah (voice)
William Shatner ... Mayor Phlegmming (voice)
Ron Howard ... Tom Colonic (voice)
Kid Rock ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Kenny Olson Kenny Olson ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Jason Krause Jason Krause ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Joe C. ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Stefanie Eulinberg Stefanie Eulinberg ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Jimmie Bones Jimmie Bones ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Uncle Kracker ... Kidney Rock (voice)
Jonathan Adams ... Additional Character Voice (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Additional Character Voice (voice)
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Frank Detorre is a slovenly zoo keeper, and simple father to the only young and bright girl named Shane, who catches a cold right after he swallowed a germ-ridden egg! The inside of his body is known as the "City of Frank". An unlikely hero of a policeman white blood cell, by the name of Osmosis Jones, works as a member of Immunity cell. But with that germ-ridden egg comes a mortal danger: Osmosis discovers Frank has really contracted a villainous and black-hearted deadly virus known as Thrax who arrives and is plotting to ultimately overheat Frank's body, killing him from the inside out! Thrax is motivated by trying to become the nastiest new virus, attempting to kill each new victim faster than the previous. His grandiose plan for Frank is death in 48 hours, breaking previous medical records! Meanwhile the pill that Frank took, Drix arrives in the body and covers Frank's throat with ice to cover the irritation. Osmosis Jones becomes his newest partner. Now it's all up to only ... Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Every Body Needs A Hero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for bodily humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Chris Rock's first time voice acting in a theatrically released animated film. Later he'd go onto voice Marty the Zebra in the Madagascar films and Mooseblood the Mosquito in Bee Movie (2007). See more »

Goofs

When Shane decides not to go to Buffalo with Frank, we see the ticker above his door showing the scores of various sports games. The item "Seattle: 5 Oakland: 4" scrolls onto the screen in two consecutive shots. See more »

Quotes

Thrax: Whew... this cat was sick before I even got here!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are shown on strands on amoeba. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD release contains three extended (and half-animated) scenes, all of which appear in cut-down form in the final edit:
  • Drix and Jones visit the eyes, while Drix complains that he has to visit the nose and the throat. Jones gets donuts and calls the infodesk on his cell phone while at the eyes.
  • Frank picks his nose during the dam-bursting sequence, and Jones saves Drix from ending up on Frank's fingertip. In the end, they're snorted back up into the sinuses.
  • The race to catch Thrax on his way to the uvula is extended; we see Thrax leap from his car and glide away. Then, after Jones takes the wrong turn, he takes a "shortcut" to the uvula by way of the esophogus, riding a massive acidic Frank-belch up the throat.
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Connections

Referenced in Danny Phantom: Phantom Planet (2007) See more »

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Nearer My God To Thee
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by Lowell Mason and Sarah F. Adams
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Clever, with numerous sight gags
15 August 2001 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

Osmosis Jones is a comedy of human proportions, I guess. It works enough and when it works well it's a good movie. Although when you think about it the plot-line inside Frank's body (frank is played by Bill Murray with no shame in great form) is rather routine and for me was the only thing keeping this from being really good.

Still, it might be a worthwhile movie, more for kids than adults, but it it watchable for all. Various voices include Chris Rock, Brandy Norwood, Laurence Fishburne, David Hyde Pierce and William Shatner. Pleasant most of the way and sometimes cool. B


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,271,248, 12 August 2001

Gross USA:

$13,596,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,026,418
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2.39 : 1
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