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Spun (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  7 February 2003 (Norway)
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


the ultimate speed freak's tale. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 February 2003 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

The Cook  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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The Cook: [telling a story to Ross, whose asleep in the passenger seat] I tell ya, I remember a time when I was about... I was little, I don't know... 4, 5 something like that. We had this old dog that had a litter of puppies. And I walked in the bathroom one day and my Mother was standing there, kneeling down... Dog had a litter of about 8, and my Mother was bending over killing each one of these little puppies in the bathtub. I remember I said 'why?'... She said 'Im just killing what I can't take care ...
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Based on the truth... and lies See more »


References Requiem for a Dream (2000) See more »


(Kenny Håkansson, Nick Andersson (as Niklas Andersson), Robert Eriksson,
Anders Lindström, Robert Dahlqvist (as Robert Dahlquist))
Performed by The Hellacopters (as Hellacopters)
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Limited
Used by kind permission of Universal Music Publishing Ltd
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Brutally awesome movie...(from an ex-tweeker)
16 February 2005 | by (Denver CO) – See all my reviews

Twenty years ago, I fought my battle with crank and won (thankfully)...needless to say, while watching this movie I began to taste the "drains" down the back of my throat, and feel strung out like a three-day-binger...That's good film-making.

I suppose my position as ex-tweeker gives me more appreciation for this film. But it just works out to a really good, wild ride. I wanted to turn it off, really I did, but I could not stop watching it - period.

All of the characters were brilliantly portrayed. Mena Suvari was a TAD un-convincing as a speed freak, but I think I was holding a lot of her previous roles against her. John Leguizamo (sp?) almost went too far with his role, but he pulled it off, by gum.

One of my favorite things was all the dang cameo appearances. When I saw Rob Halford behind the counter of the Porn Shop, I said to myself "this movie has hit the button"...Classic~!~! There are many more cameos or near-cameos (i.e. Deborah Harry), which add a sense of fun to the film.

I think if you've never done crank, you might have a problem relating to this movie. I was CONSTANTLY cringing at each "snort, hiss, fizzle, snap" (as they did the drugs)...Man I'm glad I beat that monkey! I will buy this movie.

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