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A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.

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A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy 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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7 February 2003 (Norway)  »

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The Cook  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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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Moustache Cop: [pointing gun] Drop the cheese puffs, ma'am!
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In the Opening Credits, Each character has his or her own logo See more »


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User Reviews

A wild ride
6 July 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Spun is a wild ride, an ADD movie that seems to say, `If you don't like what's on screen right now, don't worry it'll change in the next ten seconds.' Director Jonas Akerlund, cut his teeth in the frenetic world of music video and it shows. Spun spins out of control from its opening minutes, shooting out images and plot points willy nilly. This makes Snatch look slow by comparison. If you can keep up with the pace, there is something here. Akerlund takes us deep inside the crystal meth culture, and it is an unnerving but hilarious journey. We meet a group of characters tied together by their association with one man, the crystal meth cook. We get a good sense of the lives of these characters, and even like some of them, no matter how addled they are by their addictions. What we see in Spun isn't story driven as much as it simply a slice of life – a dirty, sped up slice of life. Good performances compliment the material, particularly from Mickey Rourke as the Cook, Jason Schwartzman as the likeable speed freak and John Leguizamo who sheds almost all his inhibitions in this role.


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