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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

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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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 »

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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Drinks at School
Written by Pedro Marques
Performed by Sabrielle Augustin
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Ltd.
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Great acting, slow burner...
7 April 2018 | by gamertabooSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie. In my opinion the writing was really good, and they tried to make it suspenseful but it wasn't very, in my opinion.

Guy Pearce plays a college Philosophy professor who just so happens to own the same looking car as the last person seen before a young woman went missing. Or was it him? Pierce Brosnan is going to figure it out, as he's playing the homicide detective. Along the way, Guy's wife is trying to figure out if her husband could have really had anything to do with this.

I don't have really anything bad to say about it, but it wasn't the best movie that Pearce or Pierce have ever been in, though they do act well together. I'd love to see them do another film together.

This movie is a slow burner, it REALLY gave me sort of a "Memento" vibe while watching it. They probably could have made it better though, there was plenty of room for improvement. But like I said, I enjoyed it. Decent flick to pass a couple hours.


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