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Spawn (1997)

 -  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 »

Genres:

Action | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving the demonic underworld, violence, intense fantasy action 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:

$7,300,000 (Non-US) (31 October 1997)

Gross:

$54,967,359 (USA) (28 November 1997)
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Alex Proyas was originally going to direct but pulled out of the project to work on Dark City (1998). See more »

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At the North Korean biological weapons plant all of the warning signs on the tanks are written in English. See more »

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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Connections

Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Spawn #1 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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
Marilyn Manson appears courtesy of Nothing/Interscope
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Spawn is a bad movie?
4 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Those immortal words were uttered by the gentleman sitting behind me in this non-stop crapfest. Yes, I saw this in the theaters. One of the many mistakes I have made in my life. (the most recent... screaming out "I'm not a drug dealer!" on the phone at work.) But seriously, Spawn IS a black man and haven't they, as a people, suffered enough? Long cramped boat rides, slavery for 200 years and now a terrible Super Hero movie! Thank god for Blade (The first one that is, 2 and 3 sucked) OK.... I like comics. I like movies based on comics even when they are not entirely true to the story (organic web shooters anyone?) BUT this movie is not even worth pooping on. It is beyond that. If you want some GOOD Spawn action, find the animated series HBO put out! Or read a comic! Help Todd buy another Mark McGuire useless baseball. Whatever you do, do not watch this movie. For any reason. Not on a bet, not for entertainment. NO REASON! OK? We straight? Good.


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