The Spirit

Movie information

Down these mean streets, a man must come. A hero born, murdered and born again. Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of stylized violence and action, some sexual content and brief nudity.
Released on:
December 25, 2008 (Thu)   

Previously Announced Release Dates:
January 16, 2009

Production Companies:
Odd Lot Entertainment
Distributors:
Lionsgate

Status: Released

This film was Previously Known As:
"Will Eisner's The Spirit"

Cast:
Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Paz Vega, Jamie King, Dan Lauria, Stana Katic, Johnny Simmons, Louis Lombardi

Director: Frank Miller

Screenwriter: Frank Miller
Script: Comic Book Adaptation

Genre: Action, Romance
About the film:
Adapted from the legendary comic strip, THE SPIRIT is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister FRANK MILLER (creator of 300 and SIN CITY). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the SPIRIT (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the OCTOPUS (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit's beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central City’s rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront ... all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill our masked crusader. Surrounding him at every turn are ELLEN DOLAN (Sarah Paulson), the whip-smart girl-next-door; SILKEN FLOSS (Scarlett Johansson), a punk secretary and frigid vixen; PLASTER OF PARIS (Paz Vega), a murderous French nightclub dancer; LORELEI (Jaime King), a phantom siren; and MORGENSTERN (Stana Katic), a sexy young cop.

Then of course, there’s SAND SAREF (Eva Mendes), the jewel thief with dangerous curves. She’s the love of his life turned bad. Will he save her or will she kill him?
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of stylized violence and action, some sexual content and brief nudity.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $6.46 mil. (2509 theaters) | Domestic Total: $19.81 mil.
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