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Resident Evil
Theatrical poster
Production crew
DirectorPaul W. S. Anderson
Producer(s)Paul W. S. Anderson
Jeremy Bolt
Bernd Eichinger
Samuel Hadida
WriterPaul W. S. Anderson
StarringMilla Jovovich
Michelle Rodriguez
Eric Mabius
James Purefoy
Colin Salmon
Martin Crewes
Heike Makatsch
Michaela Dicker
Music byMarco Beltrami
Marilyn Manson
CinematographyDavid Johnson
EditorAlexander Berner
Corporate information
Production information
Release dateMarch 15, 2002
Country of originUSA
Runtime97 minutes
Previous filmNone
Next filmResident Evil: Apocalypse
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Resident Evil is a 2002 Horror film starring Milla Jovovich (Alice), Michelle Rodriguez (Rain), and Eric Mabius (Matt). The film was written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. It is the first film in the Resident Evil film series.


The Umbrella Corporation is the most powerful and influential commercial entity in the world. It holds its public dealings in medicine and health care. Secretly however, it holds its goldmine in military applications and bioweaponry.

Beneath Raccoon City is a secret underground lab, The Hive, owned by Umbrella for viral research and development. After a viral weapon known as the t-Virus escapes into the air vents and infects the scientists working there, the Red Queen, a massive supercomputer running all electronic units in the Hive, seals them in and eradicates everyone to keep the virus from spreading.

Five hours later, Umbrella's biohazard team arrives to shut the Red Queen down and escape with their lives.

This Resident Evil movie holds a higher than average 6.6/10 on IMDB; this is the highest rating in the series.



Note: Tentative names provided in the credits will be displayed with hyphens. The names provided in the DiCandido novelizations will not supersede.

Actor/Actress Character
Milla Jovovich Alice
Michelle Rodriguez Rain Ocampo
Eric Mabius Matt Addison
James Purefoy Spence Parks
Martin Crewes Chad Kaplan
Colin Salmon James Shade
Michaela Dicker Red Queen
Pasquale Aleardi J.D. Salinas
Heike Makatsch Lisa Addison
Liz May Brice Medic
Marc Logan-Black Commando 2
Torsten Jerabek Commando 1
Indra Ové Ella Fontaine
Ryan McCluskey Mr. Grey
Oscar Pearce Mr. Red
Indra Ové Ms. Black
Jason Isaacs Dr. William Birkin


The main actors were told to prepare for the film by getting copies of the games and playing them through. Some of them didn't know if they could complete them in time so they had to get video copies of other people beating the games and then watch it.


The film opened with a $17.7 million opening weekend. The second weekend's haul was down to $6.7 million and at the third weekend, it had nosedived down to $2.9 million. It fell out of the Top Ten after only 2 weeks, dropping from appearing at over 2500 screens down to just 67. Still, with a production budget of $32 million and a domestic gross of $40 million ($102 million worldwide), it is seen as a success and has spawned three sequels (2009).


Special EditionEdit

Special Edition DVD cover
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A Special Edition DVD of Resident Evil was released on July 30, 2002 for Region 1.

Features include:

  • 1.85:1 anamorphic wide-screen
  • English, French and Portuguese DD5.1 Surround
  • Spanish DD2.0 Surround
  • English, French, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles
  • Cast & Film makers' Commentary
  • Costumes Featurette
  • Scoring Resident Evil
  • Set Design Featurette
  • 5 Filmographies
  • The Making Of Resident Evil Documentary
  • Zombie make-up Tests
  • My Plague - Music Video By Slipknot
  • Trailers

Deluxe EditionEdit

A Deluxe Edition DVD of Resident Evil was released on September 7, 200s

  • Cast & Filmmakers' Commentary
  • Costumes Featurette
  • Scoring Resident Evil
  • Set Design Featurette
  • 5 Filmographies
  • Visual Effects Commentary
  • Alternate Ending with director Paul Anderson's video introduction. Exclusive to Deluxe Edition!
  • Clip Compilation: Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  • Playing Dead: Resident Evil From Game to Screen
  • Storyboarding Resident Evil Featurette
  • 6 Exclusive Featurettes: The Creature, The Elevator, The Licker, The Train, Zombie Dogs, and Zombies
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