SPUN

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Release Date: March 14, 2003

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, John
Leguizamo, Britanny Murphy,
Mena Suvari, Patrick Fugit,
and Peter Stormare

Genre: Drama

Audience: Adults REVIEWER: Dr. Tom
Snyder SPUN is a graphic
portrayal of a young man who's
lost all sense of moral
conscience because of his
drug-induced stupor, brought
about by his craving for
methamphetamine, or speed.
Like a greedy miser totally
addicted to money, the young
man is completely oblivious to
everything but the next drug
high. Jason Schwartzman of
RUSHMORE plays the young man,
Ross, who shows up at the
filthy house of Spider Mike to
score some speed. Spider,
however, has misplaced his
stash somewhere in his own
drug-induced haze. Ross is in
luck, however, because Nikki,
the young girlfriend of the
speed chemist who supplies
Mike, takes a liking to Ross.
Ross gets involved with
driving Nikki and her beau
around town, in exchange for
all the speed Ross desires,
and a little money. Ross
becomes so involved with Nikki
and her boyfriend, played by a
fortysomething Mickey Rourke,
that he leaves his own naked
girlfriend tied up in his
apartment during most of the
several days in which the
story takes place. SPUN has
some of the most graphic sex
scenes and nudity ever put
into an independent movie. The
constant drug use by the
characters is also done mostly
for shock value. A scene of
explicit cartoon violence from
a pornographic video game is a
further reason to skip this
abhorrent piece of
filth. Please address your
comments to: President Bob
Berney Newmarket Films 597
Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor New
York, NY 10017 Phone: (212)
303-1700 Fax: (212)
421-1163 Website:
www.newmarketfilms.com Email:
info@newmarketfilms.com

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 96 minutes

Distributor: Newmarket Films

Director: Jonas Akerlund

Executive Producer:

Producer: Chris Hanley, Fernando
Sulichin, Timothy Wayne
Peternel, and Danny Vinik

Writer: Will De Los Santos and
Creighton Vero

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Content:

(H, HoHo, LLL, VVV, SSS, NNN, AA, DDD, MMM) Humanist morality tale full of drug addicts who do despicable things, in graphic detail, with minor homosexual and lesbian characters in two sequences; about 254 mostly strong obscenities, 31 strong profanities, two light profanities, one obscene gesture, and image of human feces; graphic cartoon animal violence, man shoots teen in crotch, fighting, and explosions; depicted fornication, depicted masturbation, depicted oral sex, phone sex references, suggestive dancing in strip joint, and implied homosexuality; extended full female nudity, rear male nudity and male pubic hair; alcohol use and drunkenness; smoking, many scenes of speed use by drug addicts and scenes with drug dealers making and selling speed; and, filthiness, laziness, true sexism, corrupt policemen, lying, and teen mesmerized by extremely violent video game.

GENRE: Drama

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Summary:

SPUN is a graphic portrayal of a young man who's lost all sense of moral conscience because of his drug-induced stupor brought about by his speed addiction.

Review:

SPUN is a graphic portrayal of a young man who's lost all sense of moral conscience because of his drug-induced stupor, brought about by his craving for methamphetamine, or speed. Like a greedy miser totally addicted to money, the young man is completely oblivious to everything but the next drug high.

Jason Schwartzman of RUSHMORE plays the young man, Ross, who shows up at the filthy house of Spider Mike to score some speed. Spider, however, has misplaced his stash somewhere in his own drug-induced haze. Ross is in luck, however, because Nikki, the young girlfriend of the speed chemist who supplies Mike, takes a liking to Ross. Ross gets involved with driving Nikki and her beau around town, in exchange for all the speed Ross desires, and a little money. Ross becomes so involved with Nikki and her boyfriend, played by a fortysomething Mickey Rourke, that he leaves his own naked girlfriend tied up in his apartment during most of the several days in which the story takes place.

SPUN has some of the most graphic sex scenes and nudity ever put into an independent movie. The constant drug use by the characters is also done mostly for shock value. A scene of explicit cartoon violence from a pornographic video game is a further reason to skip this abhorrent piece of filth.

Please address your comments to:

President Bob Berney

Newmarket Films

597 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10017

Phone: (212) 303-1700

Fax: (212) 421-1163

Website: www.newmarketfilms.com

Email: info@newmarketfilms.com

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