Spawn (1997)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Drama, Horror


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An elite mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.


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  • John Leguizamo in Spawn (1997)
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21 November 1999 | Rainfox
Cult favorite, but shamefully wrong adaptation
* (1 out of 5) Spawn

Directed by : Mark A.Z. Dippé, 1997

Cult comic book comes to the screen looking like a bad computer game. Lacklustre story, illogically put together, some really awful editing and dialogue and finally the Tron-looking computer generated special effects (as in Tron from 1982, yes).

Joe Leguizamo is wickedly funny as spooky Stephen Kingish clown and the only highlight.

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Trivia

John Leguizamo ate live waxworms on pizza for this film. He then vomited immediately after the take was wrapped.


Quotes

Cogliostro: The battle between Heaven and Hell has waged eternal, their armies fueled by souls harvested on Earth. The devil, Malebolgia, has sent a lieutenant to Earth to recruit men who will turn the world into a place of death in exchange for wealth and ...


Goofs

In the alley after Violator took Spawn away from Cyan's birthday party. We see Spawn sitting his back against the wall and Violator who is still in the clown suit is bringing some food and soda cup that he places on the barrel next to Spawn. Violator then proceeds taking off the clown costume while the barrel is off camera. When we next time see the items on the barrel the items are in different places. Most noticeable is the soda cup that fell over when Violator placed the items on the barrel as it is now in upright position on the barrel.


Crazy Credits

Credits shake, are being scratched over and turn left-side and right-side up and down.


Alternate Versions

A R-rated Director's Cut has been released for VHS, DVD, and laserdisc. It includes scenes that had to be cut for a PG-13. The film has a couple of new violent scenes. At the end of the film is a 30-minute interview with the creator Todd McFarlane and a Behind the Scenes of Spawn show that was first aired on the Sci-Fi Network.


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Skin Up Pin Up
Written by
Graham Massey (as G. Massey) / Andrew Barker (as A. Barker) / Darren Partington (as D. Parington) / Paul Edward Draper (as Paul Draper)
Performed by 808 State vs. Mansun
Produced by Paul Edward Draper (as Paul Draper) and 808 State
Mansun appears courtesy of Epic Records
Soundtrack Album Available on Immortal/Epic

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Action | Drama | Horror

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