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An out-of-control speed freak is introduced his drug of choice's creator by his dealer. A massive three-day adventure ensues.

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An out-of-control speed freak is introduced his drug of choice's creator by his dealer. A massive three-day adventure ensues.

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Algunos viven a otro ritmo... (Some live at a different pace...) See more »

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Rated R for pervasive drug content, strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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7 February 2003 (Norway)  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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$15,160 (USA) (14 March 2003)

Gross:

$410,241 (USA) (16 May 2003)
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Trivia

The doctor who says, "That's gotta hurt," to Frisbee after he is shot is played by Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins fame, who also wrote some of the songs for the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Ross uses a payphone to call Amy from the bus station, the switch hook on the phone remains in the down position when he removes the handset (and throughout his call), making it impossible to place a call. See more »

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Ross: Do you shave your balls?
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References Trainspotting (1996) See more »

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Spun
(Peter Stormare)
Performed by Blonde from Fargo
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Under license of City Music AB
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Excellent!
17 October 2003 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

This film was great! Many people have compared it to Requiem for a Dream, however I preferred this movie. Requiem accurately depicted drug addiction and how low some people would sink for their next hit. It was a very depressing and powerful movie, not one I would ever want to watch again. You leave the theater feeling extremely drained. Spun is altogether different. The only thing they have in common is their central theme. Spun centers around Ross, the fairly normal speed freak as his addiction takes him farther and farther away from reality.

Initially, I thought the characters were grossly overacted, however as the movie progressed, the opening sequences did not seem as far removed from Ross' world as I had originally thought. It was very interesting to see Ross' character move farther and farther away from reality. It was only a 3-day all-you-can-consume speed trip, however he started off as a normal guy with a drug problem and ended up on Mars, completely detached from reality. I also thought the cartoon sequences were very effective, they accurately demonstrated his impoverished state of mind while he was tripping. The audience got the impression he really was flying in his own world. It was interesting to see the lifestyles of the other people involved in the drug trade, most had been completely dehumanized by their dependence, living in squalor yet completely unaware of their surroundings.

A great film! One that I can watch again for entertainment purposes only, but which also drives home the anti-drug message without being preachy. 8/10


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