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PG-13| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Covert government assassin Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) is killed after being double-crossed by his boss, Jason Wynn (Martin Sheen). Upon arriving in Hell, Simmons is offered an opportunity to return to Earth if he's willing to lead an evil army. He accepts, and is reincarnated as a "Hellspawn" -- a twisted, horribly disfigured version of his former self. However, Spawn serves as a force of good, much to the dismay of the Devil's henchman, a wicked clown (John Leguizamo).

Cast: John Leguizamo , Michael Jai White , Martin Sheen , Theresa Randle , Melinda Clarke , Miko Hughes , Sydni Beaudoin , Nicol Williamson

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé

Genres: Fantasy

Distributor: New Line Cinema, New Line Home Video [us]

Spawn (1997)

Release Date: August 1st, 1997|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • Almost every moment has flashes and explosions and a pulsing, relentless soundtrack. It's like being trapped inside a video game. show more

  • Shot by a special-effects superstar making his first stab at directing, Mark Dippe, the result is dizzying in its unreality, and the visual tricks are impressive. [01Aug1997 Pg.02.D] show more

  • It walks and talks like a big budget horror film, heavy on special effects and pitched at the teenage audience, and maybe that's how it will be received. But it's more impressive if you ignore the genre and just look at what's on the screen. show more

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