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Spriggan (1998)

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An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power.

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Chris Patton ...
Yu Ominae (voice) (as Christopher Patton)
Kevin Corn ...
Ted Pfister ...
Dr. Meisel (voice)
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Kelly Manison ...
Margaret (voice)
Mike Kleinhenz ...
Fattman (voice)
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Little Boy (voice)
John Paul Shepard ...
Yamamoto (voice) (as John Paul Shephard)
John Swasey ...
Mr. Smith (voice)
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Markham Anderson ...
ARCAM Explorer, Additional Voices (voice) (as C. Markham Anderson)
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COSMOS Yu (voice)
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Yu is a young man who has a past he desperately wants to forget. His present is that he is a superhuman top agent for Arcan, an organization dedicated to protecting ancient artifacts to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. However, he receives several bloody messages, culminating in the suicide of a friend, telling that Noah would be his death. In response, Yu travels to Turkey to visit the Arcan dig at Mount Arrat, where Noah's Ark is supposed to have rested. Along the way there and at the destination, he learns of forces of his past have returned to stop him and sieze control of the Ark, which turns out to be an alien device of ultimate power. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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They were looking for a sign. What they found was a warning.


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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5 September 1998 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,420 (USA) (12 October 2001)

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$7,420 (USA) (12 October 2001)
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Trivia

Based on the Japanese Manga of the same name, "Spriggan." See more »

Goofs

During the fight with Colonel MacDougal Ominae's arm was broken in multiple places and left hanging limp. However, when he was falling with Jean after escaping the Ark he used the broken arm to shoot his grappling hook and hung from it, then after landing was using his 'broken' arm as if it weren't injured at all. See more »

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Fattman: It's ironic. I'm killing you yet you gave me the body to do it with.
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"The Spriggan Ice Cream Social Club" See more »

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Referenced in Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005) See more »

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Jing Ling
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Hollywood style action in an animated film
26 July 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

The movie starts out with a fairly typical premise: Japanese High School student, Yu, is actually a super-soldier (A "Spriggan") and part of a secret army that recovers and protects ancient artifacts. From there, however, the movie is anything but typical. Lots of wild, incredibly animated action and over-the-top fighting with an actual plot behind it.

In short, the secret army's just found Noah's Ark on Mt. Ararat, Turkey, and they dispatch their best agent, our Yu, to check out what's up. The enemy, the naughty United States military forces, sends their best agents in the U.S. Cybercorps to stop the project and recover the ark. Interestingly enough, these agents are codenamed 'Fatman' and 'Littleboy' - the same names of the two A-bombs that dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The movie veers madly between plot scenes and wild, edge-of-your-seat action sequences until it gets to it's stunning, and CGI-assisted finale. Highly recommended, even with it's vague anti-US slant.


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