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The Spirit (2008)

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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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(screenplay), (comic book series)
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Dan Gerrity ...
Detective Sussman
Arthur the Cat ...
Himself
Kimberly Cox ...
Damsel in Distress
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Thug 1 (as Brian Lucero)
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Thug 2 (as David B. Martin)
Larry Reinhardt-Meyer ...
Officer MacReady
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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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I'm gonna kill you all kinds of dead. See more »


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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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Release Date:

25 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Will Eisner's The Spirit  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,463,278 (USA) (26 December 2008)

Gross:

$19,781,879 (USA) (16 January 2009)
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Trivia

Central City is the same name of the city, in which the DC Comics superhero The Flash resides. See more »

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At the poker game, Sand is holding four cards, the four Aces. In the overhead shot a black three has appeared. See more »

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Pathos, etc.: We was watching.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #41.19 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Falling in Love Again
Performed by Christina Aguilera
Produced by Linda Perry
Written by Friedrich Hollaender and Samuel Lerner
Christina Aguilera appears courtesy of Sony/BMG Music Entertainment
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I can't imagine what Frank Miller was thinking
25 December 2008 | by (Washington DC, USA) – See all my reviews

I honestly thought he would treat this much-loved and admired classic with some respect. Guess I'm naive. It certainly looks gorgeous, but that's almost regrettable in a film that's otherwise so utterly, grindingly, gone-to-hell stupid. Awful performances (except by Gabriel Macht as Our Hero, who looks great with his wide earnest eyes and buff physique, and handles the lines about his love for the city with fine, tough conviction), jaw-droppingly overdone dialogue, what seems like hours of totally unnecessary comic material ...man, it's just dreadful, and a great disappointment to me. If I ever buy the DVD I'll only watch it with the sound turned off.

Poor Will Eisner must be spinning in his grave tonight.


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