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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ross
... The Cook
... Nikki
... Spider Mike
... Frisbee
... Cookie
Chloe Hunter ... April Love
Elisa Bocanegra ... Giggles
Julia Mendoza ... La Sadgirl
... Escort
... Angel
... Neighbor (as Deborah Harry)
... Fat Boy
... Amy
... The Man
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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.

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the ultimate speed freak's tale. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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Brink Films- (us)

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7 February 2003 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

The Cook  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,160, 16 March 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$410,241, 18 May 2003
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The wrestling video playing in Mickey Rourke's room is the Insane Clown Posse's "Juggalo Championsh*t Wrestling" (JCW). See more »

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While the cops are waiting to go in and bust Frisbee, his bicycle is seen leaning up against the trailer. This is before he had made his arrival on the bicycle. See more »

Quotes

Escort: What are you looking at?
Nikki: Your fucking whore bitch face, bitch!
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Based on the truth... and lies See more »

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Referenced in Of Bitches & Hounds (2007) See more »

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Nobody's Fault
(by Alex Greenwald)
Performed by Phantom Planet
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Excellent!
17 October 2003 | by See 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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