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


"A secret experiment…a deadly virus…a fatal mistake. Based on the wildly popular video game series, Resident Evil is an action-packed thriller starring Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and the Furious) and Eric Mabius (Cruel Intentions) in a battle of good and evil, human versus computer, the living against the Undead.

Something terrible is lurking in the Hive, a vast underground genetic research facility run by the Umbrella Corporation, a faceless bio-engineering conglomerate. A deadly viral outbreak occurs, and in response, the Red Queen - a vast supercomputer that controls and monitors the Hive - seals the entire facility to contain the leak, killing all the trapped employees.

Alice (MILLA JOVOVICH) and Rain (MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ) must lead fellow commandos to isolate the virus that has wiped out Umbrella’s entire research staff. The team soon discovers, however, that the workers are…not…really…dead. They are now the ravenous, zombie-like Undead, and they are prowling the hive. One bite or scratch from an Undead causes infection and worse, instant transformation into their kind.

Alice and the military task force have three hours to complete their mission before the Undead threaten to overrun the Earth. To access the Red Queen, the team must pass through a series of increasingly horrifying obstacles in the maze-like hive. These include deadly lasers, mutant dogs and a vast specimen room where Alice witnesses the results of Umbrella’s evil experimental research. Alice soon discovers the Undead are the ghastly result of Umbrella’s latest project gone awry -- the T-virus.

Initially designed to combat ageing and fight nerve-based diseases, the T-virus has the ability to reanimate dead cells. Alice realises that an unknown saboteur has stolen the virus and freed it into the hive’s atmosphere. That’s how the outbreak occurred. Who would do such a thing, and why?

Confronting the giant computer, Rain demands that she guide them to the surface. The Red Queen agrees, but insists that no one who is infected will be allowed to escape. Unless of course, they can find the Anti-Virus first. Standing in their way is a genetically mutated experiment that is now a vicious creature known as “the Licker,” bent on destroying them all. The Licker’s strength increases with each victim it slays–making the team’s job even more deadly.

Will the team defeat the Red Queen and find the anti-virus in time? Or are they doomed to turn Undead? Who, if anyone, will escape the evil Hive alive?"
— Official website[1]


Note: Names are presented in the credits' Order of Appearance. Names provided in the DiCandido novelizations will not supersede.

Character Actor/Actress
Mr. Grey Ryan McCluskey
Mr. Red Oscar Pearce
Ms. Black Indra Ové
Dr. Green Anna Bolt
Dr. Blue Joseph May
Dr. Brown Robert Tannion
Lisa Heike Makatsch
Clarence Jaymes Butler
Mr. White Stephen Billington
Ms. Gold Fiona Glascott
Alice Milla Jovovich
Matt Eric Mabius
One Colin Salmon
Kaplan Martin Crewes
J.D. Pasquale Aleardi
Rain Michelle Rodriguez
Medic Liz May Brice
Commando 1 Torsten Jerabek
Commando 2 Marc Logan-Black
Spence James Purefoy
Red Queen Michaela Dicker
Unnamed doctor (uncredited) Jason Isaacs
Narrator (uncredited) Jason Isaacs


  1. RESIDENT EVIL synopsis. SonyPictures. Archived from the original on 2002-06-09. Retrieved on 2020-11-15.

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