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Todd McFarlane's Spawn 

Spawn (original title)
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After being betrayed and murdered by his employer, a government trained assassin named, Al Simmons, is resurrected as a Hellspawn and is forced to become the reluctant leader of Hell's army.

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Alan B. McElroy
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1999   1998   1997  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Keith David ...  Spawn 18 episodes, 1997-1999
Richard Dysart ...  Cogliostro 18 episodes, 1997-1999
Dominique Jennings ...  Wanda Blake 18 episodes, 1997-1999
James Keane ...  Sam Burke / ... 17 episodes, 1997-1999
Michael McShane ...  Gareb / ... 17 episodes, 1997-1999
John Rafter Lee ...  Jason Wynn 17 episodes, 1997-1999
Victor Love ...  Bobby / ... 12 episodes, 1997-1998
Michael Nicolosi Michael Nicolosi ...  Clown 11 episodes, 1997-1999
Kath Soucie ...  Additional Voices / ... 9 episodes, 1997-1998
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A government trained assassin in life, A vengeful hellspawn in death. Brought back from the dead to join Hell's army and release his carnage on anyone that may get in his way. Heaven and Hell battle for his already torn soul, while he wanders the alleys protecting the innocent and destroying the corrupt who disrupt the lives of the innocent. In the meantime he faces the tragedy of his death and the fact that he has been sent to Hell and he must also face the reality of losing his wife to an old friend. Written by Daniel M. <bonethugs@bigfoot.com>

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The War Between Heaven And Hell Continues...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2 See more »

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Runtime:

(18 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Overt-Kill was originally conceived during an episode of "The Comic Book Greats", a direct-to-video talk show about comic book artists and writers hosted by Stan Lee. In an episode, Stan Lee gave Todd McFarlane and Rob Liefeld the name "Overkill" and told them to make a character that would best suit the name. Overkill was changed to Overt-Kill for the Spawn comics possibly due to the original being trademarked since the name was being considered for a movie. See more »

Quotes

Jason Wynn: Who are you?
Spawn: Don't you remember me? You had me burned alive.
Jason Wynn: What? Simmons? Simmons, he's dead.
Spawn: No shit.
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Alternate Versions

When the show first came on VHS, a seperate PG-13 version was released editing most of the graphic violence, language and nudity. See more »

Connections

Edited into Todd McFarlane's Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

O.O.B.E.
Performed by The Orb
Written by Paterson / Fehlmann
Universal Music Publishing
(P) 1992 Island Records
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This was near perfection of Spawn
11 March 2007 | by lambiepie-2See all my reviews

I agree with what many reviewers said and I wont rehash the story line anymore - many folks have done so already.

What I'd like to add is that HBO Cable Networks did a wonderful thing in showing this as a weekly series. I was glued to the television weekly at midnight - not just me but all of my friends as well. I don't care what I was doing, I HAD to watch this. We all loved this animated working of Spawn. The animation was crisp, the storytelling was adult and intelligent, the vocal casting was superb. This is what adult animation and comic book adaptation was about. The first season was better than the second one to me but both were groundbreaking.

What I disliked more than anything -- was the feature film of "Spawn". It did not hold a candle to this series and just ruined what was already done. Sad thing, HBO hasn't re-shown repeats of this and they should. And HBO hasn't produced & adapted other comics, which it should be doing along these lines. There are many production lessons here as well as a great adaptation lesson.

Todd MacFarlane's creation is the best here. I hope they show it again, release a DVD if so, do not miss this. Be forewarned - adult themes run through this version. The first season is NOT for the kiddies or a PG-13 oriented. It is dark, it is wonderful and it is the world of Spawn as it should be seen and interpreted.


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