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Spawn (1997)

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Starring (View all)
Michael Jai White Michael Jai White
Al Simmons / Spawn
John Leguizamo John Leguizamo
Clown / Violator
Martin Sheen Martin Sheen
Jason Wynn
Theresa Randle Theresa Randle
Wanda Blake
Nicol Williamson Nicol Williamson
Cogliostro
D.B. Sweeney D.B. Sweeney
Terry Fitzgerald
Melinda Clarke Melinda Clarke
Jessica Priest


Written by (View all)
Todd McFarlane Todd McFarlane
(comic book)


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An average movie

9 years, 6 months ago at Jul 30 20:41
3 votes
Even though the ratings were pretty weak, I still wanted to check this one out. I mean, come on, the material was actually pretty interesting. Indeed, here you have a cool super-hero , a cool moody poster, a cool lead actor... Wait a minute... Let me see, who is the lead actor...Michael Jai White... Who the f*ck is that ? Ah yeah! I know, he got killed by the Joker in the Dark Knight!! What a perf... read more

Spawn

5 years ago at Jan 27 20:05
3 votes
Hey, remember when this was roughly as good as we could hope to get with comic book movies? I do, and thank god the days of Spawn and its far too numerous ilk are long behind us. If anything, Spawn should remain in the 90s when its hardcore, edgy aesthetic was the norm in the medium, and has simply aged poorly.   It comes roaring out the gate with a poorly rendered CG introduction that provides... read more

too campy to be dark

11 months, 1 week ago at Mar 2 20:10
3 votes
Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) is an agent of a covert government agency headed by Jason Wynn (Martin Sheen). He is angered by the civilian casualties of the latest hit. Wynn sends him on the next mission to attack a North Korean biochemical plant. Wynn double-crosses him with assassin Jessica Priest (Melinda Clarke). He is sent down to Hell where demon king Malebolgia offers him a deal. It's 5 ye... read more
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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).
Release date: 1 August 1997
UPC: 794043461026
Tags: Action (18), Superhero (15), Fantasy (12), 1997 (9), Based On Comic (7), 1990s (6), Hell (6), Monsters (5), Horror (4), Adaptation (4), Ghost (4), Superpowers (4), Demons (4), Based On Comic Book (4), Monster (3), Satan (3), Beasts (3), Image Comics (3), Comics (2), Comic Book (2)
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too campy to be dark

“Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) is an agent of a covert government agency headed by Jason Wynn (Martin Sheen). He is angered by the civilian casualties of the latest hit. Wynn sends him on the next mission to attack a North Korean biochemical plant. Wynn double-crosses him with assassin Jessica Priest (Melinda Clarke). He is sent down to Hell where demon king Malebolgia offers him a deal. It's 5 years late. Al returns to earth to see his love Wanda Blake (Theresa Randle) who is now married to his best friend Terry Fitzgerald (D.B. Sweeney) and raising his daughter Cyan. Evil minion Clown/The Violator (John Leguizamo) reminds him of the deal to kill Wynn and lead the demon army upon Armageddon in exchange for Wanda. Cogliostro was also an assassin from Hell but he saved his soul and battle f” read more

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Spawn

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