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A mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.

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Glen, Zack's Dad
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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 | Fantasy | 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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Release Date:

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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The heavy metal band Iced Earth, which has made an album based on the comic Spawn, were offered the opportunity to be on the soundtrack. They turned it down, because they thought there was too much techno music on it. See more »

Goofs

After Clown kills Zack's Dad the paramedics that arrive at the scene put a cloth over his head indicating that he is dead but before they drop the cloth he twitches his eye. 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 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) 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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Truly, truly despicable
13 May 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Spawn.

What else can we say about this crime of cinema?

But, Viscerally awful...Jaw-breakingly atrocious...Mind-numbingly despicable...Brutally loathsome...

Crap.

In watching Spawn, one starts to think that the obliteration of cinema is near. The entirety of this thing is offal of the worst form.

The acting, the direction, the script (if that is what you can call it) is terrible beyond reckoning and even the special effects are appallingly trashy (the devil is a very unrealistic giant orange poodle with extendable jaws).

Never, Ever degrade yourself low enough to see such inanely abominable balderdash .


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