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Spawn (1997)

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An elite mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.

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Mark A.Z. Dippé

Writers:

Todd McFarlane (comic book), Alan B. McElroy (screen story) (as Alan McElroy) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jai White ... Al Simmons / Spawn
John Leguizamo ... Clown / Violator
Martin Sheen ... Jason Wynn
Theresa Randle ... Wanda Blake
Nicol Williamson ... Cogliostro
D.B. Sweeney ... Terry Fitzgerald
Melinda Clarke ... Jessica Priest
Miko Hughes ... Zack
Sydni Beaudoin ... Cyan
Michael Papajohn ... Glen, Zack's Dad
Frank Welker ... The Devil Malebolgia (voice)
Robia Scott ... XNN Reporter (as Robia La Morte)
John Cothran ... African Liaison (as John Cothran Jr.)
Caroline Gibson Caroline Gibson ... News Anchor
Marc Robinson Marc Robinson ... Punk #1
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Storyline

An assassin named Al Simmons is double-crossed and murdered by his evil boss Jason Wynn. Al makes a deal with the devil and returns to earth as Spawn to see his wife. He is ordered by the devil's minion, The Clown, to kill Wynn. Wynn has made a deal with the Clown too and is supposed to destroy the world with a deadly virus that will help start Armageddon and allow Hell to attack Heaven. Spawn must choose between Good and Evil. Written by Keith Haney <kbhaney@inconnect.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Born in darkness. Sworn to justice. See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and crude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arma dreptatii See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,210,131, 3 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,967,359, 30 November 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,949,859
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the business party, a woman in a green dress wears the same earrings, with the Spawn emblem, worn by the character Angela in the comic book. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Simmons is supposed to be on a mission in Hong Kong, but when he fires his missile to destroy a terrorist's plane, you can see the famous lookout tower at LAX. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cogliostro: The battle between Heaven and Hell has waged eternal, their armies fueled by souls harvested on Earth. The devil, Malebolgia, has sent a lieutenant to Earth to recruit men who will turn the world into a place of death in exchange for wealth and power, a place that will provide enough souls to complete his army and allow Armageddon to begin. All the Dark Lord needs now is a great soldier, someone who can lead his hordes to the gates of Heaven and burn them down.
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Credits shake, are being scratched over and turn left-side and right-side up and down. See more »

Alternate Versions

A R-rated Director's Cut has been released for VHS, DVD, and laserdisc. It includes scenes that had to be cut for a PG-13. The film has a couple of new violent scenes. At the end of the film is a 30-minute interview with the creator Todd McFarlane and a Behind the Scenes of Spawn show that was first aired on the Sci-Fi Network. See more »

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Soundtracks

Satan
Written by Paul Hartnoll (as P) and Phil Hartnoll (as P Hartnoll)
Performed by Orbital with Kirk Hammett
Produced by Paul Hartnoll (as P) and Phil Hartnoll (as P Hartnoll)
Orbital appears courtesy of London Records
Kirk Hammett appears courtesy of E/M Ventures
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One of my favorite movie ever
4 January 2005 | by DxkpowerSee all my reviews

Personal Note: I don't know how many time I have watched this movie and each time i see it i love it more and more.The movie might be old but it's still really well made I think it's even better then some of the recent movies that came out.Spawn is my favorite super hero of all time full action packed plus it has a love touch in it well the movie is basically based on a romance.A man, Practically selling is soul to the devil Malbolgia. Michael Jai White Does a good performance in this.

Well down to business great:A killer named Al Simmons " Michael Jai White"Want's to retire is job but is boss Jason win"Martin Sheen"send's him one last job as a set up and kill's him by burning him in a facility.He goes to hell and The devil Malbolgia tell's if he lead's his army of hell spawn's he'll let him see His wife Wanda "Theresa Randle" and the story goes on.


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