The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
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Spider-Man 

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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Hilly Hicks ...
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Dick Balduzzi ...
Delivery Man
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Monahan (as Robert Hastings)
Barry Cutler ...
Purse Snatcher
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Professor Noah Tyler
Norman Rice ...
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Carmelita Pope ...
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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 <mmckee@wkio.com>

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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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Trivia

At one point early in the movie, Spider-Man is seen by security guards going into Dr. Banner's lab. Dr. Banner is the alter-ego of the Incredible Hulk. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Captain Barbera: Where's the money, Monahan? Where's the 5.000 big ones?
Monahan: There must have been somebody else in the car.
Captain Barbera: Wrong, Monahan. Wrong. He was a lone wolf. But a crazy lone wolf. Look at 'em. Driving right into a brick wall. Can you explain all this to me, please?
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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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