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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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the ultimate speed freak's tale. 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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7 February 2003 (Norway)  »

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The Cook  »

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Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$410,241 (USA) (16 May 2003)
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Originally intended to be a documentary entitled "The Cook" about Methamphetamine cooks (makers of the drug) and its dealers and abusers. Instead, the project became a screenplay based on three days in the life of the film's creator/writer/co-producer, Will De Los Santos as he drove a methamphetamine cook around Eugene, Oregon, for three days in the winter of 1995. 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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Nikki: Fuckin' fuckface fucker.
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In the Opening Credits, Each character has his or her own logo See more »

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References Trainspotting (1996) See more »

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Fuel for Hatred
(Performed by Artist: Satyricon)
Written and Arranged by Satyr (as Satyr Wongraven)
From the album "Volcano"
P&C 2002 EMI Music Norway
Publisher: Kaleidoscope/Tono
Licensed by Courtesy of EMI Music Norway
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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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