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Spinning Man (2018)

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A happily married professor, known for having many affairs with students, becomes the prime suspect when a young woman has gone missing.

Director:

Simon Kaijser

Writers:

Matthew Aldrich (screenplay by), George Harrar (based on the book "The Spinning Man" by)
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Guy Pearce ... Evan Birch
Pierce Brosnan ... Malloy
Minnie Driver ... Ellen Birch
Alexandra Shipp ... Anna
Odeya Rush ... Joyce Bonner
Jamie Kennedy ... Ross
Clark Gregg ... Paul
Sean Blakemore ... Killian
Eliza Pryor ... Zelda
Noah Salsbury Lipson ... Adam
Jeannie Austin Jeannie Austin ... Barbara
Natasha Bassett ... Carrie
Sterling Beaumon ... Matt
Patrika Darbo ... Kelly
Jennie Fahn ... Irene
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Evan Birch is a family man and esteemed professor at a distinguished college, where his charm and reputation have made his philosophy class very popular. When a female student named Joyce goes missing, Evan's previous off-campus dalliances make his wife question his alibi. Gruff police Detective Malloy has even more reason to be suspicious when crucial evidence makes Evan the prime suspect in Joyce's disappearance. Suddenly, the questions Evan faces aren't merely academic - they're a matter of life or death.

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What You Believe. What You Know. Is All How You Spin It. See more »


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Rated R for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland | Sweden | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A gyilkosság filozófiája See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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Color
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This movie marks the second time that Pierce Brosnan works with Minnie Driver. She appear in Goldeneye (1995) as singer / girlfriend of Robbie Coltrane character. See more »

Quotes

Malloy: Take this little problem here on your board. The answer seems pretty plain to me.
Evan Birch: Does it? Well, be my guest. Prove this chair exists.
Malloy: What chair?
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Featured in Conan: Minnie Driver/Ron Funches/Mary Mack (2018) See more »

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Hello Baby
Written by Adam Gibbons & Robert Edward Jones
Performed by Adam Gibbons (as Lack of Afro)
Courtesy of LOA Records
By arrangement with Steel Synch
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An intelligent psychological thriller / detective / mystery
9 April 2018 | by ginocox-206-336968See all my reviews

"Spinning Man" is a very intelligent film that draws interesting parallels between a philosophy teacher's search for truth and that of a detective. The performances, particularly by Pierce and Bronson, are excellent. The plot is satisfyingly complex with an ever-tightening noose of circumstantial evidence, but seems a bit contrived and ultimately disappointing with a bit of a deus ex machina ending and a bit of misdirection in the denouement. Production values are adequate, with several parallels involving rodent traps, dependencies and posters for missing pets, although some of the parallels seem a bit spot-on. The picture is gloomy with weather suggesting an impending storm, reflecting the mood of the characters.


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