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Spun -- An out-of-control speed freak (Schwartzman) is introduced his drug of choice's creator (Rourke) by his dealer (Leguizamo). A massive three-day adventure ensues (with Fugit, Murphy, and Suvari in tow).

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Director:
Writers:
Will De Los Santos (screenplay)
Creighton Vero (screenplay)
Contact:
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Release Date:
7 February 2003 (Norway) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Algunos viven a otro ritmo... (Some live at a different pace...) See more »
Plot:
An out-of-control speed freak is introduced his drug of choice's creator by his dealer. A massive three-day adventure ensues. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Oscar worthy movie, no doubt See more (198 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason Schwartzman ... Ross

Mickey Rourke ... The Cook

Brittany Murphy ... Nikki

John Leguizamo ... Spider Mike

Patrick Fugit ... Frisbee

Mena Suvari ... Cookie
Chloe Hunter ... April Love

Elisa Bocanegra ... Giggles
Julia Mendoza ... La Sadgirl

China Chow ... Escort

Nicholas Gonzalez ... Angel

Deborah Harry ... Neighbor

Josh Peck ... Fat Boy

Charlotte Ayanna ... Amy

Eric Roberts ... The Man

Larry Drake ... Dr. K

Rob Halford ... Pornclerk

Peter Stormare ... Mullet Cop

Alexis Arquette ... Moustache Cop
Jorge Cottini ... Doorman
Annie O'Donnell ... Vet Receptionist
Ericka Lesa ... Cocktail Waitress

Billy Corgan ... Doctor

Tony Kaye ... Emcee

Ron Jeremy ... Bartender
Thomas Knickerbocker ... Jail Cop (as Tom Knickerbocker)

Lisa Brounstein ... Frisbee's Mother
Marji Martin ... Truck Stop Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gianni Biasetti Sr. ... News reporter (uncredited)

Tyler Jensen ... Male Escort (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonas Åkerlund 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Will De Los Santos  screenplay
Creighton Vero  screenplay

Produced by
Mark Boone Junior .... executive producer
Yves Chevalier .... executive producer
Rita Dagher .... associate producer
Will De Los Santos .... co-producer
Nicola Doring .... executive producer
Chris Fisher .... associate producer
Chris Hanley .... producer
David Hillary .... co-producer
Thierry Klemeniuk .... co-producer
Vincent Maraval .... co-producer
Clark McCutchen .... associate producer
Kiki Miyake .... executive producer
Mark Mower .... executive producer
Timothy Wayne Peternel .... producer
Douglas Salkin .... post producer
Bradford L. Schlei .... executive producer
Ash R. Shah .... executive producer
Terry Spazek .... supervising producer
Fernando Sulichin .... producer
Creighton Vero .... co-producer
Danny Vinik .... producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Corgan 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Broms 
 
Film Editing by
Johan Söderberg 
Jonas Åkerlund 
 
Casting by
Renita Gale  (as Renita Whited)
 
Production Design by
Richard Lassalle 
 
Art Direction by
Jason Hamilton 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Tong 
 
Costume Design by
B. Akerlund  (as B.)
 
Makeup Department
Dena Fayne .... key hair stylist
Charlotte Ostergren .... key makeup artist
Teresa Vest .... hair stylist: Mr. Roberts
Teresa Vest .... makeup artist: Mr. Roberts
 
Production Management
Michael R. Williams .... production supervisor (as Michael Williams)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mulford Joy .... second second assistant director (as Joy Mulford)
Mitch Kelleher .... second assistant director
John O'Rourke .... first assistant director
Leo Palmestål .... second unit director (as Leonard Palmestaal)
 
Art Department
Mark Blatchford .... lead scenic
Jason Hamilton .... props
Shelli Jury .... art department coordinator
Richard Lassalle .... production designer: Muse Films
Joseph F. McGowan .... swing (as Joseph McGowan)
Stephen C. Page .... scenic (as Stephen Page)
Joel Ruiz .... leadman
Naomi Schenck .... set dresser
Joachim Seisay .... storyboard artist
Colby Woodland .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
David Chornaw .... production sound mixer
David Chornow .... production sound mixer
Albee Gordon .... production sound mixer
Steven Klinghoffer .... cable person
Stephen Mackey .... boom operator
Reuben Simon .... sound editor
Christopher Sposa .... boom operator
Eric Thorsell .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects (as John Hartigan)
 
Stunts
Gianni Biasetti Sr. .... stunts (as Gianni Biasetti)
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
Joe Skorpen .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Aguirre .... second assistant camera (as Joe Aguirre)
Raimund Almanza .... first assistant camera
William Clouter .... key grip
Vincent Foeillet .... focus puller
Chris Graver .... electrician
Michael Koepke .... best boy grip
George Maxwell .... gaffer
Jason McCormick .... assistant camera
Rell Putt .... grip
Ted T.E. Tunney .... best boy electric (as Ted Tunney)
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... electrician (as Ron Vecchiarelli)
 
Animation Department
Sam Hope .... animation producer
Murray John .... animation director
 
Casting Department
Sande Alessi .... extras casting
Sandra Tempelhoff .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dana Stern .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Ola Persson .... on-line editor
Robin Siwe .... assistant editor
Madeleine C. Schnell .... post-production coordinator: Motion Picture Bond Company (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Corey Askins .... transportation captain
Hugh Kelly .... transportation
Richard Rollison .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Mark Behar .... production security consultant
Jack Ciano .... craft service
William Clark Coit III .... location scout
Leon Dewayne Cozy .... set production assistant
Bennett DeCarlo .... set production assistant
Terry Gusto .... location manager
Andrew Harrison .... key assistant location manager
Eric Kagan .... production assistant
Clark McCutchen .... production attorney
Tracey Merkle .... script supervisor
Jess Place .... production assistant
John Joseph Romero .... production assistant
Ron Segro .... assistant production accountant
Jordan Thau .... production accountant
Laura Warner .... production executive: Muse
Tracy R. West .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Dario Scardapane .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive drug content, strong sexuality, language and some violence (edited version)
Runtime:
101 min | Argentina:106 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R | Canada:18A (edited version) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Germany:16 | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:(Banned) (original rating) | Ireland:18 (re-rating on appeal) | Italy:VM18 | Japan:R-18 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:(Banned) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (edited version) | USA:NC-17 (original rating) (rating surrendered)

Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
The Cook:[telling a story to Ross, whose asleep in the passenger seat] I tell ya, I remember a time when I was about... I was little, I don't know... 4, 5 something like that. We had this old dog that had a litter of puppies. And I walked in the bathroom one day and my Mother was standing there, kneeling down... Dog had a litter of about 8, and my Mother was bending over killing each one of these little puppies in the bathtub. I remember I said 'why?'...See more »
Movie Connections:
References Trainspotting (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Flying High AgainSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the R-rated version and the Unrated version?
The ending...
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Oscar worthy movie, no doubt, 23 October 2007
Author: Firecracka_NFB from United States

This happens to be my favorite movie of all time. A lot of people misunderstand this movie when they watch it. YES, the movie does not have a real point, but it does show you how the speed life is. This movie does a great job portraying that, better than any movie i've seen. You could categorize this movie as educational if you wanted. If you know anybody on speed and you you want to know how it's like, watch this and you'll get the picture. This is the best movie in drug cinema. There need to be more films like this.

It also has a great cast. I'm surprised and disappointed to see this movie never got to the mainstream. I guess people shy from the truth.

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