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An assassin, betrayed and murdered by his boss, receives the chance to return from Hell--if he helps Satan conquer the world as the Spawn. Based on the comic book by Todd McFarlane, this action thriller tells the story of the burnt, scarred, Hellspawn, who keeps performing heroic deeds despite the best efforts of his demon guide and the unattainable temptation to return to his former life.
© 1997 New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved & TM.
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Critics Consensus: Spawn is an overbearing, over-violent film that adds little to the comic book adaptation genre.
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Violent '90s apocalyptic horror tale is dreadful.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Spawn is a campy horror movie from 1997 about the devil and his minions plotting an early apocalypse that will include horrific death of most of the world's population by way of an Ebola-like virus. Crude, violent, and loud, the movie includes such language as "s--t," "crap," "hell," and "a--hole," plus a variety of fart sounds, brief references to and display of "skid marks" on underwear, adults smoking cigarettes, and incomprehensible plot points. A woman is shot in the head. Another woman is stabbed in the chest. A man is doused in gasoline and set on fire. He rises from the dead with a burned face. A woman's leg is "bitten" by a magical biting tool an undead soldier uses on her. People shoot, knife, and fight each other. A deadly virus is unleashed on innocent people and 10,000 are reported dead. A man eats a slice of pizza covered with maggots, which he calls anchovies. Note: Some versions of the movie are PG-13 and some are R.
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- Genre:Action, Horror
- Release Date:August 1, 1997
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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