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Spider (2002)

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A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Spider
... Yvonne / Mrs. Cleg
... Bill Cleg
... Mrs. Wilkinson
... Terrence
Bradley Hall ... Spider Boy
Gary Reineke ... Freddy
... John
... Bob
Tara Ellis ... Nora
Sara Stockbridge ... Gladys
Arthur Whybrow ... Ernie
... Barmaid
Jake Nightingale ... Large Man
Alison Egan ... Flashing Yvonne
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Storyline

Dennis Clegg is in his thirties and lives in a halfway house for the mentally ill in London. Dennis, nicknamed "Spider" by his mother has been institutionalized with acute schizophrenia for some 20 years. He has never truly recovered, however, and as the story progresses we vicariously experience his increasingly fragile grip on reality. Written by Erwin van Moll <max404@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexuality, brief violence and language | See all certifications »

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13 November 2002 (France)  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£64,083 (United Kingdom), 5 January 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$189,350, 2 March 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,641,788, 27 July 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,821,651, 7 November 2003
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#08, with "Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi") See more »

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Position of Spider's feet changes when he sets down his suitcase after getting of the train. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Wilkinson: What've you done? What have you done?
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Referenced in High Chaparall: Robert Englund (2004) See more »

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A Wandering Mind
21 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film is one of the most under-rated, I have to say. I know it takes awhile to get into and you have to use your mind while you watch it but it's not THAT complicated, is it? Especially if you watch this film more than once you really become to understand what it is it with Spider. I don't want to give away the plot, because you really have to see it for yourself. It's surprising and pleasantly different.

I have to highlight the acting in the film, it's that superb. All the actors are just simply amazing, taking the acting to a completely new level. So, if you want to try something that's not so mainstream film-making, watch Spider. I dare you.


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