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UK: Lionsgate UK
Cast: Gabriel Macht, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Stana Katic, Dan Lauria, Jaime King, Paz Vega, Louis Lombardi, Frank Miller, Kimberly Cox, Eric Balfour, Brian Lucero, David B. Martin, Larry Reinhardt-Meyer, Arthur the Cat
Director: Frank Miller
USA: 103 mins
UK: 102 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of stylized violence and action, some sexual content and brief nudity
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate violence
USA Release Date: 25 December 2008
UK Release Date: 1 January 2009
THE SPIRIT stars Gabriel Macht, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Stana Katic, Dan Lauria, Jaime King, Paz Vega and Louis Lombardi. The film is written and directed by Frank Miller, creator of SIN CITY and 300, and based on the classic series by comic legend Will Eisner.
Adapted from Will Eisner's legendary comic strip, THE SPIRIT, an action-adventure-romance, 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 devastate the 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.