The Animal

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The Animal ★★½ 2001 (PG-13)

Meek clerk Schneider is injured in a serious car accident and is rescued by a mad scientist who surgically replaces his damaged organs with animal parts. These animalistic traits tend to surface at the worst possible time for Schneider, just as he's realizing his dream of becoming a super-cop. Haskell (from TV's first “Survivor”) is pleasant in her big screen debut as the animal-rights advocate girlfriend, but Schneider is the one who makes this surprisingly enjoyable comedy work with his affable loser persona and willingness to go with the joke. 83m/C VHS, DVD . US Rob Schneider, Guy Torry, John C. McGinley, Colleen Haskell, Michael Caton, Louis Lombardi, Ed Asner, Michael (Mike) Papajohn; D: Luke Greenfield; W: Rob Schneider, Tom Brady; C: Peter Lyons Collister; M: Teddy Castellucci.