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Spawn
Spawn (1997)
Credits
Title: Spawn
Directed by: Mark A.Z. Dippé
Written by: Alan McElroy
Produced by: Todd McFarlane; Alan C. Blomquist; Brian Witten; Clint Goldman
Music by: Graeme Revell
Cinematography: Guillermo Navarro
Edited by: Michael N. Knue
Production
Distributed by: New Line Cinema; Todd McFarlane Entertainment
Released: August 1st, 1997
Rating: PG-13
Running time: 96 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $40,000,000 [1]
Gross: $54,967,359 (US)
$15,000,000 (Foreign)
$87,840,042 (Worldwide) [2][3]
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Spawn is an American action/horror movie based on the Spawn comic book series by Image Comics. It was directed by Mark A.Z. Dippé and loosely adapts the first four issues of the series which were written and illustrated by series creator Todd McFarlane. The film was produced by New Line Cinema and Todd McFarlane Entertainment and released theatrically in the United States on August 1st, 1997. An adaptation of the movie was released as a one-shot graphic novel in December, 1997. The issue was written by Ted Adams and Alan McElroy and illustrated by Carlos D'Anda. The film stars Michael Jai White as soldier of fortune Al Simmons - a man who is murdered and resurrected as a Hellspawn - a reluctant soldier for the devil, Malebolgia. Confounding Simmons' problems is a demonic clown who goads him into accepting his new position, as well as a mercenary named Jessica Priest - the femme fatale who murdered him.

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  • The tagline for this film is, "From flesh to steel. From blood to blade. From man... to Spawn."
  • Spawn ranked #2 in box office receipts for the weekend of August 1st, 1997. It was screened in 2,536 theaters, averaging $7,783 per showing. At its widest release, Spawn was shown in 2,604 theaters. [6]
  • McFarlane toys released an action figure line to coincide with the film.
  • Spawn creator Todd McFarlane makes a cameo appearance in the film as a bum in an alley. An action figure of McFarlane's character was produced by McFarlane Toys in a limited edition release and is considered a valuable and, at the time, highly sought after collector's item.
  • Spawn #64 was released to retailers at the time that the film was released.

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1990s; Burn victims; Cemetery; Clowns; Decapitation; Demons; Disfigurement; Flashbacks; Gunshot victims; Hell; Hong Kong; Impalement; Manhattan; Monster; New York; New York City; Reporter; Resurrection; Shape-shifters; Shot in the head; Slit throat; Spawn; Spiders; Stabbings



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