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Spawn Details


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, Rovi

  • Release date:August 1, 1997


John Leguizamo
as Clown
Michael Jai White
as Al Simmons/Spawn
Martin Sheen
as Jason Wynn
Theresa Randle
as Wanda
Melinda Clarke
as Jessica Priest
Miko Hughes
as Zack
Sydni Beaudoin
as Cyan
Nicol Williamson
as Cogliostro
D.B. Sweeney
as Terry Fitzgerald


Clint Goldman
Alan B. McElroy
Guillermo Navarro
Henry Rollins
Graeme Revell
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Knue
Terry Fitzgerald
Associate Producer
Brian Witten
Executive Producer
Todd McFarlane
Executive Producer
Alan C. Blomquist
Executive Producer
Adrianna A.J. Cohen
Executive Producer
Sharon Alshams
Set Designer
Fanee Aaron
Set Designer
Dena Roth
Set Designer
Steve "Spaz" Williams
Special Effects
Christophe Hery
Special Effects
Bruce H. Newberg
Mary Jo Slater
Steve "Spaz" Williams
Second Unit Director
Gregory Nicotero
Makeup Special Effects
Robert Kurtzman
Makeup Special Effects
Howard Berger
Makeup Special Effects