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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloe Hunter ...
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Julia Mendoza ...
La Sadgirl
Neighbor (as Deborah Harry)
Fat Boy


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


Algunos viven a otro ritmo... (Some live at a different pace...) 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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Did You Know?


Chloe Hunter previously appeared in the poster for American Beauty (1999) as the navel which many assumed belonged to Mena Suvari. See more »


The brown Volvo has a sunroof inside the car in the beginning, but not on the outside, on the roof. Later in the movie, there is a sunroof both inside and outside of the car See more »


Nikki: [revealing to Ross that she has a son] The state took him away. It's weird, cause stuff happens and you don't really notice it while it's happening... life is sort of passing by. I held him once. Yeah, he felt so nice in my arms. And then they took him away. And I'm gonna hold him again. I'm gonna hold him real tight. I'm gonna hold him so tight that no one can ever take him away from me ever again.
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Based on the truth... and lies See more »


Referenced in Of Bitches & Hounds (2007) See more »


(Klas Åhlund / Patrik Arve / Joakim Åhlund)
Performed by Teddybears Sthlm
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Sweden) AB
Published by Madhouse Music AB / BMG Music Publishing Scandinavia AB
Administered by BMG Music Publishing Limited
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23 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I Love this movie, A lot of people might dismiss it as needless strange or, worse, unnecessary. It is great, because it humanizes drug addicts. it shows that a speed freak is never just a speed freak, but a person with a life in distress. too often people with drug addictions are dismissed as eyesores or vagabonds who deserve harsh treatment, but the movie takes us into their lives. Most Importantly, the characters are not supposed to be heroes, they are just a cross-section of junkie culture. plus, the scenes with the cops are hilarious, and seeing Debbie Harry throw a six-pack at a guy's head and then kick him in the gut was priceless. To review, deals with oft over-looked subject matter in an objective way, some great cameos, imaginative film-making, I give it an A-Plus.

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