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

And that's the news.

But before we sign off, we'd like

to congratulate our very own Evan Baxter,

who has just been elected

Buffalo's representative to Congress.

And, now, we have a surprise for Evan.

No, you don't.

We do.

Oh, no:
I really didn't expect this.

Here's a look back at his run for office.

What are we gonna do?

Change the world!

That's right!

Baxter! Baxter! Baxter!


Baxter! Baxter!

That's right!

I feel like that old Indian

in front of all the garbage.

So, for the last time, this is Evan Baxter

for Eyewitness News: Good night.

: Huntsville, Virginia:

Prestige Crest, four miles.

What did we do before GPS?


Guys, Dad's very proud of his new car.

Hey, I am proud of my new car.

Look, I'm a politician now.

I'm in the public eye, and as you know,

when you are in the public eye,

image is everything, isn't it?

Here it is! Welcome to the good life:

Hey, guys, why the long faces?

We're off on a new adventure!

It's just we're going to miss our friends:

You'll make new friends, better friends:

Yeah, richer friends:

Do not mouth off to me, sir:

I am the boss of you:

And let me tell you something,

you guys are gonna love this place:

And you know what? I think there's

something for our fishermen up there:

Baxter family,

this is what's called a scenic vista:

And I don't think the big man himself

could do a better job: Pretty cool, huh?

Hey, Dad, an iguana can stay underwater

for 28 minutes:

What's that?

And a shrimp's heart is in its head:


Okay, someone's had enough Animal Planet

for one lifetime:

Yeah, let's head out! Come on:

The best is yet to come!

Gentlemen, I have saved

the best for last:

Look over to the right:

That is your new home:


That's our house?

I don't remember it

being this big in the brochure:

Was it this big in the brochure?

Pretty amazing, isn't it?

There they are!

Is this curb appeal or what?

Here we go!

Honey, I think you're blocking my photo:


All right, everybody! Say "escrow"!


Come on:
Come on: Come on:

Come on:
Go: Go: Go:

Guys, easy:

This is our house?



Honey, be careful!

Watch it!

Are you kidding me?

Mom, can we go upstairs?


And I get my own room, right?


Baxter, could you give us some

direction on these kitchen cabinets?


Okay, it's between your maple

and your old-growth Brazilian cherry:

That is nice! Which is best?

Well, if you're not sensitive

to that "save the rainforest" stuff,

you can't beat the Brazilian cherry:

It's 200, 300 years old:

Three hundred years:

Three hundred:

That is old:

And now you are going to hold my dishes:

That's right:
You going with the cherry?

Cheery cherry!


He's going with the cherry!

Dad, look!

No, no, no!

Ryan, do not touch him, please!

Oh, no, no, no, no, get him away!

He might have lice, fleas,

maggots or something:

You do not play with stray dogs

because they are very:::

No, no! Get away, get away! Go!

Oh, no, no, no:

He's thirsty:

No, no, no:

No, you don't! There we go:

Well, Ryan, he's a stray:

If we give him water,

he's just going to come back:

Come on, Dad, why can't we keep him?

I mean, we've got a new house:

Okay, Ryan, this is why we can't keep him:

They are stinky:
They are smelly:

They get hair all over the place:

They get a little thing called the mange:

In a nutshell, he is disgusting:

Case in point:

: Ladies and gentlemen,

this concludes day one

of the Baxters' new and exciting life:

I have to do the new house dance:

Wow! That dance?

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