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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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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally intended to be a documentary entitled "The Cook" about Methamphetamine cooks (makers of the drug) and its dealers and abusers. Instead, the project became a screenplay based on three days in the life of the film's creator/writer/co-producer, Will De Los Santos as he drove a methamphetamine cook around Eugene, Oregon, for three days in the winter of 1995. See more »

Goofs

When Ross and The Cook go to the truck stop to pick up "ingredients", they run the car into a sign bending it backwards. When they leave the truck stop, the sign is straight again. See more »

Quotes

The Cook: You wanna go back to Las Vegas with all them gucci wearing motherfuckers?
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Crazy Credits

In the Opening Credits, Each character has his or her own logo See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Trainspotting (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Billy Corgan
Performed by Zwan (as The Djali Zwan)
Published by Faust's Haus Music
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Fast and Furious
10 September 2002 | by mcnallySee all my reviews

I saw this film at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival. Boasting a raft of young talent (Jason Schwartzman, Patrick Fugit, Mena Suvari, Brittany Murphy), this is a frantic tale about a group of methamphetamine addicts. Raunchy, disturbing, and often very very funny. The pace does tend to wear out the viewer, though. Since we saw the "unrated" cut, expect the final "R" version to be more manageable in length. Brittany Murphy and John Leguizamo do amazing work here. And the use of sound is quite jarring and effective, too.


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