Evolution

Trivia: "Evolution" was originally written as a serious sci-fi thriller by writer Don Jakoby. When Ivan Reitman signed on to direct, he felt the concept would make for a good ensemble comedy, similar to his film "Ghostbusters." Jakoby actually liked the idea of reworking the film into a comedy so much, he stayed with the project and assisted in re-writes.

Trivia: In the scene where David And Orlando lead the class into the crater to see the meteor on the field trip if you pay attention to the background actors you can see a young John Cho. (Harold from Harold and Kumar).

Trivia: The film was directed by Ivan Reitman, whose son Jason Reitman is also a well-known film director. It was actually Jason's idea for the characters to do a Head and Shoulders commercial at the end of the film.

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Trivia: During the shoot in Arizona, Dan Aykroyd would have fun by randomly show up at the houses of locals to hang out and have a cup of coffee. He also helped out at local businesses.

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Trivia: Just a cute background detail: At the beginning of the film, a character briefly mentions that she wants to be "Miss Arizona." If you look closely at the background at the end of the film, you can see her standing around with a "Miss Arizona" sash on. Evidently she made it.

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Factual error: At the end of the film, when Duchovny and Jones are on the ladder truck shooting the head and shoulders, they are yelling "go go go". They slide down the ladder and the next shot is the fire truck speeding away. Movie elapsed time 5 seconds. It is a physical impossibility for a fully extended ladder to be lowered, retracted and bedded in a span of less than 4-7 minutes. Even if the hydraulic lines are cut, the ladder would remain upright and not collapse/retract. (01:32:59)

More mistakes in Evolution

Dr. Allison Reed: At this rate, they will take over Glen Canyon in three days. In a week, the rest of Arizona. Within two months, the United States will officially belong to them. And we are extinct.
Governor Lewis: Oh, you gotta be shittin' me.

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