Evan Almighty

Synopsis: Buffalo newsman Evan Baxter is elected to Congress with the slogan, "Change the world." He lucks into a huge house in a new Virginia suburb. His Capitol office is also fantastic, but there's a catch: he's tapped by the powerful Congressman Long to co-sponsor a bill to allow development in national parks. In steps God, who appears to a disbelieving Evan and gently commands him to build an ark. Tools and wood arrive in Evan's yard, animal pairs follow, his beard and hair grow wildly, nomad's clothes and a staff appear. Long grows impatient, Evan starts building, his family leaves him, reporters gather, and drought grips D.C. Still, Evan believes. But will he change the world?
Director(s): Tom Shadyac
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min


That's a good new house dance:

Thank you:

You know, those boys were having

so much fun tonight,

I thought I would never get them to bed:

And then Ryan did the cutest thing:

He asked if we could all pray together:

Really? What did you pray about?

He met a dog:
What do you think

he prayed for?

Just a walking petri dish, that dog:

And Jordan was very precise:

He prayed for good visibility, good weather

on the hiking trip tomorrow:

The hiking trip? Oh, right: Yeah:

The hiking trip:
Yeah, yeah, yeah:

You wanna know what I prayed for?

What did you pray for?

I prayed we would become closer

as a family:

Honey, you don't need to pray for that

to happen:
I will make that happen:

What would you pray for?

Me? I don't know: Praying just:::

Honey, you're the one who said

you wanted to change the world:

It's a pretty big job:

If it were me,

I would take all the help I could get:

: Former Buffalo News

anchor, Evan Baxter, takes office tomorrow

to make good on a lofty campaign promise:

What are we going to do?

: Change the world!

: Good luck, Congressman:

Many have tried, many have failed:


This is Regina Sparks reporting for:::

Hello, there:

This is Evan Baxter:

Just wanted to say thank you for everything:

Thank you for the new car and for the house:

The house is great: I love it:

I mean, I picked it out,

but you created matter and everything, so:::

I just wanted to say that I think

Joan makes a good point,

and that I am now in a position

of great power,

and I know that with great power

comes great responsibility:

So, God,

please help me change the world:

That's it: I'm hanging up now:

God bless:
:: Well, you: Okay:

What? That's weird:


I set the alarm for 7:00:

I am successful:
I am powerful:

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Steve Oedekerk

Steven Brent "Steve" Oedekerk (born November 27, 1961) is an American comedian, director, editor, producer, screenwriter and actor. Oedekerk is best known for his collaborations with actor Jim Carrey and director Tom Shadyac (particularly the Ace Ventura franchise), his series of "Thumbmation" shorts and his film Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002). more…

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