Spawn (1997)
Front Cover Actor
John Leguizamo Clown
Michael Jai White Al Simmons/Spawn
Martin Sheen Jason Wynn
Theresa Randle Wanda
Melinda Clarke Jessica Priest
Miko Hughes Zack
Sydni Beaudoin Cyan
Nicol Williamson Cogliostro
D.B. Sweeney Terry Fitzgerald
Movie Details
Genre Action; Fantasy
Director Mark A.Z. Dippé
Language English
Audience Rating PG13
Running Time 97 mins
Country USA
Color Color
One of the most popular independent comic books of its decade was transformed into this dark, bloody adventure intended to launch a profitable superhero franchise. Michael Jai White stars as Al Simmons, a corrupt assassin betrayed and murdered by his evil government supervisor, Jason Wynn ( Martin Sheen ). Sent to Hell, Simmons is offered a chance to return to the earthly plane if he will become a "Hellspawn" ("Spawn" for short), one of many super-powered creatures assigned to encourage living souls along the path to damnation. Simmons hastily agrees to this deal and becomes a twisted, scarred version of his former self, living in a dingy alleyway, with no hope of regaining his life, as several years have passed and his wife Wanda ( Theresa Randle ) has married his best friend, Terry Fitzgerald ( D.B. Sweeney ). Despite the best efforts of his mentor, a demonic clown ( John Leguizamo ), Spawn performs mostly heroic acts, though he is not above seeking revenge on Wynn. Despite the film's middling box office take, plans for a sequel were announced. The same summer that Spawn was released, the comic was also the basis of a well-received cable TV series. — Karl Williams
Personal Details
My Rating 7
Seen It Yes
Index 219
In Collection Yes
Location Home
Owner Olavo Lira
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Release Date 2003
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1