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Rookie cop Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces in Central City.

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Down these mean streets a man must come. A hero born, murdered, and born again. When a Rookie cop named Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces from the shadows of Central City. The Octopus who kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face who has other plans. He's going to wipe out the entire city. The Spirit tracks this cold hearted killer from the city's rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill the masked crusader. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of stylized violence and action, some sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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25 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Will Eisner's The Spirit  »

Box Office

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,351,370 (UK) (2 January 2009)

Gross:

$19,781,879 (USA) (16 January 2009)
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Some scenes were shot using a new digital camera called The Phantom that can shoot at up to 1000 frames a second. Most of the film was shot with Panavision Genesis cameras. See more »

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When young Denny and Sand run out of the rainstorm into the doorway, Denny's coat is not wet. See more »

Quotes

Silken Floss: We knew there had to be a better way of keeping someone alive other than cutting them up like some free-range chicken.
The Octopus: Eurgh. Free-range chickens with their big brown ugly-ass eggs. They piss me off. Every time I think about those big brown eggs they piss. Me. Off.
Silken Floss: Or pills.
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In the opening credits, the title of the film is the very last thing shown. Typically, the title appears early in the credits, and "directed by" is the final credit. See more »

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References Quick Draw McGraw (1959) See more »

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Deutschland Uber Alles
Performed by Captain Helmut Witten and the German Airforce Band
Written by Joseph Haydn
Courtesy of Legacy International
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How could this movie be worse?
19 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been a Frank Miller fan since I was 11 yrs old reading Ronin. Loved Sin City ( the movie and the comic books ), 300, etc etc. So what happened that was so bad that I registered with IMDb to write this review? To begin, the minimalistic green screen style was fun for Sin City, but it just became pointless and tired. The acting?? It was brutally obvious that these actors were acting alone in green screen land. No inspiration, no passion, nothing but emptiness. I am 39 years old, I have been a reader of comic books since I was 8. How the hell did these characters make it to the big screen? "The Spirit" is a stupid character. With stories like "The Sandman" and "The Preacher" yet to be made, this was a big waste! I just wanted to put a warning out there, this movie will make you want to stick a shiv in your own neck.


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