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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Giggles
Julia Mendoza ...
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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  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

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

Jonas Almqvist gave Jonas Åkerlund permission to use Leather Nun's song "506" for free if he made a music video for him. As of 2010, Åkerlund has still not returned the favor. See more »

Goofs

When Ross gets out of his car once arriving at his apartment he is not wearing his sunglasses. When it cuts to him going up the stairs he is once again wearing them. See more »

Quotes

Pornclerk: Hey, you're back for me honey, aren't ya?
The Cook: Hey, fuck you pussy boy.
[pushes the Porn Clerk then goes to a private booth]
Pornclerk: Fuckin' asshole!
[dials cops]
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In the Opening Credits, Each character has his or her own logo See more »

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References Darling (1999) See more »

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Du Gav Mig Ljusa Minnen
(Roland Cedermark)
Performed by Vikingarna
Courtesy of NMG
Under license of NMG Publishing
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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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