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Spun (2002)

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A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.

Director:

Jonas Åkerlund

Writers:

Will De Los Santos (screenplay), Creighton Vero (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Schwartzman ... Ross
Mickey Rourke ... The Cook
Brittany Murphy ... Nikki
John Leguizamo ... Spider Mike
Patrick Fugit ... Frisbee
Mena Suvari ... Cookie
Chloe Hunter Chloe Hunter ... April Love
Elisa Bocanegra ... Giggles
Julia Mendoza Julia Mendoza ... La Sadgirl
China Chow ... Escort
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Angel
Debbie Harry ... Neighbor (as Deborah Harry)
Josh Peck ... Fat Boy
Charlotte Ayanna ... Amy
Eric Roberts ... The Man
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Storyline

A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

the ultimate speed freak's tale. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug content, strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The film includes more than 5,000 edits, a record. See more »

Goofs

When Ross gets out of his car once arriving at his apartment he is not wearing his sunglasses. When it cuts to him going up the stairs he is once again wearing them. See more »

Quotes

Ross: It looks like a perfectly healthy green dog.
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Crazy Credits

Based on the truth... and lies See more »

Alternate Versions

Unrated DVD contains footage deleted to avoid an "NC-17" rating. See more »

Connections

Features Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 1 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Arlington Fanfare
(USA National Anthem)
Select Music and Video Distribution Ltd
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User Reviews

 
Excellent!
17 October 2003 | by Rooster99See all my reviews

This film was great! Many people have compared it to Requiem for a Dream, however I preferred this movie. Requiem accurately depicted drug addiction and how low some people would sink for their next hit. It was a very depressing and powerful movie, not one I would ever want to watch again. You leave the theater feeling extremely drained. Spun is altogether different. The only thing they have in common is their central theme. Spun centers around Ross, the fairly normal speed freak as his addiction takes him farther and farther away from reality.

Initially, I thought the characters were grossly overacted, however as the movie progressed, the opening sequences did not seem as far removed from Ross' world as I had originally thought. It was very interesting to see Ross' character move farther and farther away from reality. It was only a 3-day all-you-can-consume speed trip, however he started off as a normal guy with a drug problem and ended up on Mars, completely detached from reality. I also thought the cartoon sequences were very effective, they accurately demonstrated his impoverished state of mind while he was tripping. The audience got the impression he really was flying in his own world. It was interesting to see the lifestyles of the other people involved in the drug trade, most had been completely dehumanized by their dependence, living in squalor yet completely unaware of their surroundings.

A great film! One that I can watch again for entertainment purposes only, but which also drives home the anti-drug message without being preachy. 8/10


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cook See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,160, 16 March 2003

Gross USA:

$411,119

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$685,608
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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