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Spawn (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Horror  |  1 August 1997 (USA)
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A mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.

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Storyline

An assassin named Al Simmons is double-crossed and murdered by his evil boss Jason Wynn. Al makes a deal with the devil and returns to earth as Spawn to see his wife. He is ordered by the devil's minion, The Clown, to kill Wynn. Wynn has made a deal with the clown too and is suppose to destroy the world with a deadly virus that will help start Armageddon and allow Hell to attack Heaven. Spawn must choose between Good & Evil. Written by Keith Haney <kbhaney@inconnect.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Born in darkness. Sworn to justice. See more »

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Action | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and crude humor | See all certifications »

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1 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Justiceiro das Trevas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,210,131 (USA) (1 August 1997)

Gross:

$54,967,359 (USA) (28 November 1997)
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The intro song played during the opening credits is called "Satan" by Orbital. A remix is featured on the official soundtrack, but it may be hard to distinguish because of a lot of added electric guitars. See more »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Cogliostro: The battle between Heaven and Hell has waged eternal, their armies fueled by souls harvested on Earth. The devil, Malebolgia, has sent a lieutenant to Earth to recruit men who will turn the world into a place of death in exchange for wealth and power, a place that will provide enough souls to complete his army and allow Armageddon to begin. All the Dark Lord needs now is a great soldier, someone who can lead his hordes to the gates of Heaven and burn them down.
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Long Hard Road Out of Hell
Lyrics by Marilyn Manson (as Manson)
Music by Jeordie White (as Ramirez)
Performed by Marilyn Manson and 'The Sneaker Pimps'
Produced by Marilyn Manson and Sean Beavan
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Spawn vs Clown/The Violator
5 May 2014 | by (Venezuela) – See all my reviews

This is a fascinating universe , hell , evil beings , resentful heroes , beautiful women , handled murderers , the threat of the end of the world , funny villains ; the battle between good and evil is centuries old , the mighty men take control of weapons of mass destruction , and a covenant of vengeance of hell is what we displayed this entertaining film.

The Demon Clown is a fun character , its mission is to serve the supreme evil, this villain lies and cheats to cause a genocide; This villain is a fan of the death and destruction, Jason Wynn is a corrupt military ambition makes a deal with the clown ; Jason puts a trap soldier Al Simmons, this soldier is focused on revenge and try to recover some humanity , just a legendary warrior named Cogliostro can guide Simmons.

sexy Jessica is the only ally of Jason , All the villains are concentrated in the destruction of the innocent , sold his soul to the devil, Simmons is a new kind of hero, dragged from hell, not only to fight against evil but also for his soul.

Memorable performances from the entire cast , great aesthetics, excellent makeup effects, effective special effects, good cinematography , Mark AZ Dippé managed to hold an extraordinary fantasy action film , all I saw it I liked.


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