Spun

A FILM BY Jonas Akerlund


Synopsis

For a speed freak, time is an elastic concept. College dropout Ross (Jason Schwartzman) learns this first-hand as he surrenders to a three-day odyssey through a circus-like, crystal-meth hell in the North Los Angeles Valley. It starts when Ross shows up at Spider Mike's (John Leguizamo) dive bungalow, looking to score and desperate enough to risk Spider Mike's paranoid and mercurial temper. Spider Mike's companions at the bungalow that day include his greasy-haired, red-eyed girlfriend Cookie (Mena Suvari), the pimply, video game-addicted Frisbee (Patrick Fugit) and Nikki (Brittany Murphy), a giggly Vegas stripper, whose boyfriend The Cook (Mickey Rourke) concocts the local speed supply in his airless, combustible motel room laboratory. With its humor, electric visual style and intensely experiential point of view, Spun explores the razor-fine line between the edge, and over the edge.

Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Running Time: 96 min.
Year: 2002

CREDITS

CAST
Brittany Murphy
Deborah Harry
Jason Schwartzman
John Leguizamo
Mena Suvari
Mickey Rourke
DIRECTED BY
Jonas Akerlund