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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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Cast

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Dan Gerrity ...
Detective Sussman
Arthur the Cat ...
Himself
Kimberly Cox ...
Damsel in Distress
Brian Neal Lucero ...
Thug 1 (as Brian Lucero)
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Thug 2 (as David B. Martin)
Larry Reinhardt-Meyer ...
Officer MacReady
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Mahmoud
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)  »

Also Known As:

Will Eisner's The Spirit  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,463,278, 28 December 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,781,879, 18 January 2009
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some scenes were shot using a new digital camera called "The Phantom", that can shoot at up to 1,000 frames per second. Most of the film was shot with Panavision Genesis cameras. See more »

Goofs

Sand Saref blatantly using her real name at a place where she is about to commit grand larceny and coax a person to kill himself would be nonsensical enough for a master thief of her experience, but it is even worse because she purposely leaves a witness alive (the secretary). See more »

Quotes

The Octopus: I don't like egg on my face.
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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

References Marathon Man (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A comic book movie ridiculous? don't be ridiculous....
15 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

This movie faces a storm of bad reviews from people who expected a second sin city. in stylization and direction, it was, but with one key difference. it was just as absurdly over the top and ridiculously unbelievable as every other comic book to movie i have seen, except this movie had the guts to knowledge exactly how plain stupid it was.

This movie is a farce. straight and true. Frank Miller is basically poking fun at his work on Sin City, and the viewer must understand that everything about this movie is over the top. if your looking for a second Shawshank Redemption, something based off a comic is not the best place to look. however if you watch this movie merely to be entertained and laugh you ass off, this is a good movie to choose.

In the end, you have to watch this movie wanting and willing to be entertained, and not like Siskel and Ebert. get some friends, rent this movie, make some popcorn, have a good time. but for gods sake don't take this movie any more seriously than it does itself.


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