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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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Storyline

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

Clown: [Spawn has threatened and beat the crap out of some cops who were messing with the homeless people of the alleys] That's it, Spawn, let yourself go. Get pissed. Do some damage. Don't take shit from nobody. And, oh yeah, the big boy downstairs. 'Cause this is how the world ends. Not with a bang but with a lot of blood and torn flesh and broken bones. And I just love it.
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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 »

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Better than Season 2, Not as good as Season 1
6 March 2009 | by gangstahippieSee all my reviews

Spawn was a 3-season long HBO animated series from 1997-1999.I was not there to watch it during it's original run, but I caught maybe one episode on Teletoon years ago.I watched the entire series on youtube about a year ago and I bought the Season 1 DVD.This review is for the third season? Why does it have it's own separate IMDb page? Well apparently, the seasons were combined and made into films for the older DVD's.I am not sure if they make it separate episodes for the new tin-case box-set DVD's.Season 1 was simply amazing, I loved it! Then Season 2 in my opinion was a disappointment.It was good just nowhere near as good as the first.Season 3 improved from Season 2 and came close to being as good as the first season.The series ended in a sort of cliffhanger and never came back, though there is talks for a continuation.You can either by the tin-case DVD set with all three seasons, or you can buy the 3 DVD's which are more like movies.At $6.00 a DVD, it's definitely worth it.The DVD for this season(the old one) has an interview with Todd McFarlane & the cast talking about the show, plus two music videos.One is "Bawbitaba" by Kid Rock and the other is "Play Around" by Lil Cease & Lil Kim.These are kinda random, they have nothing to do with Spawn.The songs are both decent in my opinion, but not great.


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