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Spanners (2013)

The average person lives a Lifespan from around 0-80 sequentially. Spanners don't. Some live their lives in reverse. Some come alive for a single day every ten years. Some like our hero, Dr. Adam Parr - are immortal.


Jonathan Maas


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Credited cast:
Shawn Christian ... Adam Parr
Rane Jameson ... Mayfly
Eric Roberts ... Jonathan
Leonard Kelly-Young ... Donald Salt
Sarah Stouffer ... Phoe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kimberly Adair ... Juliet Anderson
Will Beinbrink ... Geryon - young
Justin Blount Justin Blount ... Frat Guy
Sherwin Buydens Sherwin Buydens ... Igbo
John Campbell-Mac ... Harry Anderson (as John Cambell-Mac)
Patrick Gilbert Patrick Gilbert ... The Greek
Hollie Hunt Hollie Hunt ... Atrea Yan
Tony Kamren ... Omar
Christine Kellogg-Darrin ... Ophelia Salt
Patrick Lander ... Phineas


The average human being lives from 0-80 sequentially. Spanners don't. These rare beings have different lifespans than the rest of us. Some live their lives in reverse, some live only six months, and some are immortal. There are hundreds of classes of spanners that live hundreds of different ways, and each class has a unique lifespan that gives them unique powers. Dr. Adam Parr is an immortal, the highest class of Spanner. When Dr. Parr finds that his immortal brother Jonathan has somehow been murdered, he must reconnect with his detective roots to solve the crime. Dr. Parr teams up with a short-living, fast-learning Mayfly and delves into the Spanner underworld - because if someone could kill his immortal brother, Adam might be next.

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2015 (USA) See more »

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Entertaining Little Number
30 April 2017 | by timstokes-55732See all my reviews

This is a well put together film, the storyline itself is not original... everyone wants the secret. However the Spanner concept is quite interesting and the actors portrayal of themselves as Spanners moving around a world of different mortality's worked well. Their lack of interest in the idea beyond the specifics of each individuals ability allowed you to explore past the oooh bit a lot of special ability films stop at.It gave the film a few more layers of interest and complexity.

There are two things that stop this film hitting an 8, the first is it is an unfortunately bad title; In Britain, at least, a spanner is not a positive description of another individuals ability to cogitate so film full of meaningful intense people striding around darkly and calling each other "spanners" does detract a little.

The support cast was a bit light in the acting skills department at times but the leads were solid and competent. The film was dark at points, some suspense, a hint of humour and enough philosophy ( not quite star trek but...) and enough thinking about being different.

Good solid Sci-fi, easy to watch and entertaining, blockbuster it ain't but better for it. What I liked was seeing the limited budget for special effects actually put to work work effectively, the real was stretched rather than turned into a Day-Glo nightmare. Apart from the Trogs (which are the second reason this film is not an 8).

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