A mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.
96 min, USA:98 min (director's cut)
1.85 : 1
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving the demonic underworld, violence, intense fantasy action and crude humor.
Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Devil, Hell, Clown, Deal With The Devil, Revenge
DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Superhero Film, Fantasy Adventure
Disfigured Criminals, Deal With the Devil, Haunted By the Past, Heroic Mission
Goth, Stylized, Visceral, Bleak, Grim
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3
Count - Awards
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Spawn is a 1997 American superhero action film loosely based on the comic book of the same name, by Todd McFarlane and published by Image Comics. Directed and co-written by Mark A.Z. Dippé (a former Industrial Light & Magic animator), the film stars Michael Jai White in the leading role. Spawn is an origin story of the character, and begins with Al Simmons, a soldier/assassin who is killed and resurrected as Spawn, a reluctant, demonic leader of Hell's army. Spawn eventually refuses to lead Hell's army in the war against Heaven and turns against evil forces all together. The film co-stars John Leguizamo as Clown/The Violator, Al's demonic guide and the film's antagonist; and Nicol Williamson as Al's mentor Cogliostro. Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle, D. B. Sweeney and Melinda Clarke also star.