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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.

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

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$410,241 (USA) (16 May 2003)
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The shortest cut in the movie is two frames when the cops kick down the door to John Leguizamo's drug dealer house. See more »

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While the cops are waiting to go in and bust Frisbee, his bicycle is seen leaning up against the trailer. This is before he had made his arrival on the bicycle. See more »

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Spider Mike: Frisbee, Frisbee, sex and travel, man. I told you to sex and fucking travel, right? Take a fucking hike, you understand?
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References Not Another Teen Movie (2001) See more »

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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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