The Amazing Spider-Man: Season 1, Episode 1

Spider-Man (14 Sep. 1977)

TV Episode  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi
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When an extortionist threatens to force a multi-suicide unless a huge ransom is paid, only Peter Parker can stop him with his new powers as Spider-Man.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hilly Hicks ...
Judy Tyler
Dick Balduzzi ...
Delivery Man
Jeff Donnell ...
Monahan (as Robert Hastings)
Barry Cutler ...
Purse Snatcher
Ivor Francis ...
Professor Noah Tyler
Norman Rice ...
Carmelita Pope ...
Group Member
George Lane Cooper ...
Group Member (as George Cooper)


The adventures of freelance photographer Peter Parker, who, after being bitten by a radioactive spider, discovered he had gained superpowers, such as super-strength and agility and the ability to climb sheer walls and ceilings. After inventing a super-sticky web serum, he donned a red-and-black costume, and began fighting crime as the superhero Spider-Man. During the day, Parker worked for the Daily Bugle and skinflint editor J. Jonah Jameson. Written by Marty McKee <>

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For the first time on the screen... the world's favourite adventure super-hero comes _alive_


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14 September 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was originally made as a pilot for TV but garnered a theatrical release in a number of territories. See more »


In the scene where peter falls asleep studying for his exams, his arm is behind his head. However, when he starts dreaming, both his arms are on his chest. See more »


J. Jonah Jameson: [about Spider-Man] What'd he look like?
Peter Parker: Oh, eh, like... like a spider.
J. Jonah Jameson: How many legs did he have?
Peter Parker: Well, two of course, he's a man.
J. Jonah Jameson: You just said he was a spider. Spider's have got lots of legs.
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Edited into The Amazing Spider-Man: The Con Caper (1978) See more »

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Thank you Mr. Hammond!
18 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 70's Spider-Man series is one of my favorites. It may not be exactly like the comics, but it was impossible to do a live action Spider-Man on 70's TV like the one in the comics. In those days before CGI they could have stunt men hanging by wires, the camera could be tilted, blue screen could be employed, but no matter what they tried it just wasn't going to look like the comics. None of that stopped Nicholas Hammond from shining though. Hammond imbued his Parker/Spider-Man with a tremendous integrity and sincerity which transcended the limitations of low tech 70's TV and made him a great comic book hero in the classic sense. He was honorable, compassionate, and just. I had great admiration for Hammond's idealistic Parker/Spider-Man as a kid. I never missed an episode. Thanks Nicholas Hammond!

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