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Spun (2002)

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A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.

Director:

Jonas Åkerlund

Writers:

Will De Los Santos (screenplay), Creighton Vero (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Schwartzman ... Ross
Mickey Rourke ... The Cook
Brittany Murphy ... Nikki
John Leguizamo ... Spider Mike
Patrick Fugit ... Frisbee
Mena Suvari ... Cookie
Chloe Hunter Chloe Hunter ... April Love
Elisa Bocanegra ... Giggles
Julia Mendoza Julia Mendoza ... La Sadgirl
China Chow ... Escort
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Angel
Debbie Harry ... Neighbor (as Deborah Harry)
Josh Peck ... Fat Boy
Charlotte Ayanna ... Amy
Eric Roberts ... The Man
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Storyline

A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

the ultimate speed freak's tale. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug content, strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Brink Films- (us)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cook See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,160, 16 March 2003

Gross USA:

$411,119

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$685,608
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the cook calls Ross at his apartment, after Nikki hung up on him, cook says "don't you EVERY lie to me...." instead of ever. See more »

Goofs

While the cops are waiting to go in and bust Frisbee, his bicycle is seen leaning up against the trailer. This is before he had made his arrival on the bicycle. See more »

Quotes

The Cook: She can't handle her shit, man. You know? She's been, like, partying with the candy for ten, eleven days. And then the bitch crashes, and then she starts freaking out. Man, you know, she'll split for a day or two then she'll come back. She's just spun.
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Crazy Credits

Based on the truth... and lies See more »

Alternate Versions

Unrated DVD contains footage deleted to avoid an "NC-17" rating. See more »

Connections

References What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Monsters
Written by Johan Renck (as J. Renck)
Produced by Johan Renck (as J. Renck) and Martin Landquist (as M. Landqvist)
Under license of Stockholm Records
Published by Stockholm Songs
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Addicted to Spun
21 July 2003 | by PeteGalloSee all my reviews

About a month ago my friend told me about this movie, after hearing about it on Late Night with Conan O'Brien or Carson Daly's show, which ever. So I went to the website and was immediately enamored. Being that it was not out in ANY theater within a 150 mile radius of me, I did what any blue blooded American would do. Download it. Unfortunately, I was only able to download the first half. Well, the first half kept me begging for more and for four weeks I waited for it to come out, watching the first half at least once a week. Today I finally purchased it, and I am not disappointed. Such an amazing movie should be up there with Requiem for a Dream and Trainspotting. If you can take a great dark comedy, go check it out. Get Spun.

-Pete


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