Spawn (1997)

Genres - Fantasy, Drama, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Superhero Film  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Todd McFarlane's acclaimed comic series comes to the screen in all its grim glory in this animated series, produced for the premium cable network HBO. Al Simmons (voice of Keith David) was a killer-for-hire under a government contract when he unexpectedly died in a fire and found himself in Hell. Desperate to see his wife again, Simmons made a deal with the Devil to lead his armies on Earth in exchange for spending time with the woman he loves. Now Simmons works in collusion with the horrific Clown (voice of Michael Nicolosi) as he struggles to do Satan's bidding while following his own agenda. Spawn was also adapted into a full-length live-action motion picture, which debuted the same year this series first aired.



assassination, double-cross, end-of-the-world, good-vs-evil, second-chance