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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:

Algunos viven a otro ritmo... (Some live at a different pace...) 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 »

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Trivia

Originally Spider Mike was to be completely naked when he masturbates but John Leguizamo refused to do it. He compromised by wearing a sock over his penis. See more »

Goofs

The brown Volvo has a sunroof inside the car in the beginning, but not on the outside, on the roof. Later in the movie, there is a sunroof both inside and outside of the car See more »

Quotes

Spider Mike: Frisbee, Frisbee, sex and travel, man. I told you to sex and fucking travel, right? Take a fucking hike, you understand?
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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

References Half Baked (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Timeless Heritage
Written by Navinder Singh (as Singh) / Gurdev Singh (as Singh)
Courtesy of KPM Music Ltd
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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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