The Amazing Spider-Man

Spider-Man (14 Sep. 1977)

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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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Hilly Hicks ...
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Judy Tyler
Dick Balduzzi ...
Delivery Man
Jeff Donnell ...
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Monahan (as Robert Hastings)
Barry Cutler ...
Purse Snatcher
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Ivor Francis ...
Professor Noah Tyler
Norman Rice ...
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Carmelita Pope ...
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George Lane Cooper ...
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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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The film was originally made as a pilot for TV but garnered a theatrical release in a number of territories. See more »

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Spider-Man faces forward to shoot webbing onto three staff-wielding warriors lying on the floor close together. Seconds before that, the warriors had been knocked down by Spider-Man apart from each other, with only one lying completely in front of him. See more »

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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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A very good try...
27 March 2001 | by (Attleboro, MA) – See all my reviews

It should be noted that this, not The Incredible Hulk, was television's first real attempt to bring a live action Marvel comic book character to the small screen. (Wonder Woman had come in apx. the same time and finally got it right...) It was a real kick watching a live action Spiderman crawl up the side of a building, spin a web, and use that spider sense of his.

But what STILL gets me is the music. The creepy 70's "wa-wa" enhanced guitar coupled with the orchestral sense of danger and intrigue common to 70s action adventure series was right on. I still find myself humming it from time to time.

And it was quite a hoot to learn (some years later) that Nicholas Hammond, Spidey himself, was also one of the Von Trapp children in "The Sound of Music"... So long, farewell, it's time to web-sling off...


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