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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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The only truth is knowing you know nothing. 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

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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Minnie Driver and Pierce Brosnan were previously in Goldeneye(1995) together and have previously acted with Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard.Driver acted with Firth in Hope Springs(2003) and Skarsgard in Good Will Hunting(1997).Brosnan acted with the two men in Mamma Mia(2008). In addition Driver,Skarsgard and Brosnan all acted alongside the late Robin Williams. Driver and Skarsgard in Good Will Hunting(1997) and Brosnan in Mrs.Doubtfire(1993) 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 »

Soundtracks

I Got the Rhythm
Written by Adam Gibbons & Leigh Coleman
Performed by Adam Gibbons (as Lack of Afro)
Courtesy of LOA Records
By arrangement with Steel Synch
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A really good movie if you feel like thinking.
17 April 2018 | by sevenhorseshoesSee all my reviews

I'll watch Pierce and Guy in anything. The fact they are in this movie together was a no-brainer.

If you're looking for explosions, car chases and fights, this movie isn't for you. If you want a film that explores what we can know and how frail individuals and relationships can be, this is a great example. The action in a movie like this is found in the multi-faceted micro-expressions on the actors faces. Interpreting them is what makes Spinning Man so compelling. This is how movies are supposed to be made and how we can participate most as an audience.

The acting is superb and the director brilliance was knowing to just get out of the way.

Jaimie Kennedy was unrecognizable and good in his role. And though his character was run of the mill, Clark Gregg hit it out of the park.

It was nice to see a yet another movie "about something". See it when you are in the mood for that.

The brilliance of this film lies in the subtle and small.


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