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After being betrayed and murdered by his employer, a government trained assassin named, Al Simmons, is resurrected as a Hellspawn and is forced to become the reluctant leader of Hell's army.


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A government trained assassin in life, A vengeful hellspawn in death. Brought back from the dead to join Hell's army and release his carnage on anyone that may get in his way. Heaven and Hell battle for his already torn soul, while he wanders the alleys protecting the innocent and destroying the corrupt who disrupt the lives of the innocent. In the meantime he faces the tragedy of his death and the fact that he has been sent to Hell and he must also face the reality of losing his wife to an old friend. Written by Daniel M. <>

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The War Between Heaven And Hell Continues...


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Release Date:

16 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spawn 3: Ultimate Battle  »

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(18 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Overt-Kill was originally conceived during an episode of "The Comic Book Greats", a direct-to-video talk show about comic book artists and writers hosted by Stan Lee. In an episode, Stan Lee gave Todd McFarlane and Rob Liefeld the name "Overkill" and told them to make a character that would best suit the name. Overkill was changed to Overt-Kill for the Spawn comics possibly due to the original being trademarked since the name was being considered for a movie. See more »


Clown: So what's next, Spawn?
Spawn: Spawn?
Clown: Yeah, as in hellspawn.
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Version of Spawn (1997) See more »


Performed by The Orb
Written by Paterson / Fehlmann
Universal Music Publishing
(P) 1992 Island Records
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So much better than the movie!
2 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

The movie was one of the worst I had seen in my life. I did not have high hope for the animated series but I was very much surprised. The dialogue and, bizarrely enough, the acting are a hundred times as good as the film and the plot and characters are also much more intriguing.

Sadly production ended before the 4th season of Spawn and it just seemed to be getting darker and darker. But the one thing I can be sure of from this is that it's going to have one hell of a send-off when the entire story finally climaxes (if HBO ever bring it back, which they should!!!)

I'd start watching this if I were you. But be prepared. The violence is quite graphic.

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