Spider (2002)

The only thing worse than losing your mind... is finding it again.

  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2002-11-06
  • User Rating: 6.553/10 from 617 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Téléfilm Canada
  • Production Country: Canada, United Kingdom
  • Director: David Cronenberg
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A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.


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  • Ralph Fiennes

    as Spider
  • Miranda Richardson

    as Yvonne / Mrs. Cleg
  • Gabriel Byrne

    as Bill Cleg
  • Lynn Redgrave

    as Mrs. Wilkinson
  • John Neville

    as Terrence
  • Philip Craig

    as John
  • Bradley Hall

    as Spider Boy
  • Gary Reineke

    as Freddy
  • Sara Stockbridge

    as Gladys
  • Cliff Saunders

    as Bob
  • Tara Ellis

    as Nora
  • Arthur Whybrow

    as Ernie
  • Nicola Duffett

    as Barmaid
  • Jake Nightingale

    as Large Man
  • Donald Ewer

    as Toothless Jack
  • Joan Heney

    as Cook
  • Peter Elliott

    as Resident
  • Alec Stockwell

    as Resident
  • Scott McCord

    as Resident
  • Rachel Taggart

    as Young Woman
Directing David Cronenberg Director
Production David Cronenberg Producer
Camera Peter Suschitzky Director of Photography
Editing Ronald Sanders Editor
Sound Howard Shore Original Music Composer
Production Samuel Hadida Producer
Art Lucy Richardson Art Direction
Production Simon Franks Executive Producer
Production Zygi Kamasa Executive Producer
Production Maria Aitken Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Stephan Dupuis Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Denise Cronenberg Costume Design
Art Arvinder Greywal Art Direction
Art Clive Thomasson Set Decoration
Production Victor Hadida Executive Producer
Production Luc Roeg Executive Producer
Production Sharon Harel-Cohen Executive Producer
Production Jane Barclay Executive Producer
Production Hannah Leader Executive Producer
Production Charles Finch Executive Producer
Writing Patrick McGrath Novel
Writing Patrick McGrath Writer
Production Catherine Bailey Producer
Production Martin Katz Executive Producer
Production Sara Giles Associate Producer
Art Andrew Sanders Production Design
Production Guy Tannahill Line Producer
Art Marina Morris Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Nigel Egerton Assistant Costume Designer
Production Suzanne M. Smith Casting
Crew Daniel White Special Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Brenda Gilles Costume Supervisor
Art Joe Curtin Construction Coordinator
Production Sanjay Burman Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Mary-Lou Green-Benvenuti Hair Designer
Directing Blanche McDermaid Script Supervisor
Crew Paul Jefferson Carpenter
Crew Bryce Johnston Carpenter
Crew Hugh McKenzie Carpenter
Visual Effects Alan Senior Special Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Vanessa Woolgar Set Costumer
Directing Sara Desmond Second Assistant Director