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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.

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Simon Kaijser

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Matthew Aldrich (screenplay by), George Harrar (based on the book "The Spinning Man" by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Originally set to film in Minnesota, but due to finance delays production was re-located to Atlanta. Then more delays caused production to again re-locate to Los Angeles. See more »

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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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Written by Pedro Marques
Performed by Joana Brazil
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An (could have been better) enigma
7 April 2018 | by chaitanyashinkhedeSee all my reviews

Evan Birch is a happily married man with two beautiful kids and a caring wife. He teaches philosophy at the university which also qualifies him as a wisdom bearer. With blissful family life and fulfilling career Evan could not ask for better. But, wait, it is not what it looks like, there is more to it. There is girl missing in town, a teen, studying at the same university Evan is associated with, and guess what? Evan is suspected for her disappearance. Police are interrogating him but how can a law-abiding citizen with beautiful family, friends and a satisfying professional life has anything to do with a teens disappearance?

Well, the protagonist here will confuse you about his nature, psyche, disposition, with strange observations, deed, and demeanor. Making you question his virtue and dignity. But at the same time his goodness and nobility creates also a positive vibe for him. And there is your 'mystery' connected with the protagonist himself. Did he or didn't he?

Spinning man is well executed as a mystery thriller, but it could have been better, regarding the strong narrative and cast. Based on the novel of the same name, screenplay is written cleverly, screwing with audiences minds and have them making assumptions while arranging events rapidly. Guy Pearce is fabulous concerning the difficult character he is playing. Brosnan also shines as a detective.

Overall , spinning man is worth a watch, if you dig ephemeral perplexity.


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