The Amazing Spider-Man: Season 1, Episode 1

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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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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The film was originally made as a pilot for TV but garnered a theatrical release in a number of territories.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: Congratulations, Captain. Those men whould have flown away if you hadn't called their bluf.
Captain Barbera: Well, to tell you the truth, eh, I had a little help. That character in the clown suit, eh, he worked out pretty good.
J. Jonah Jameson: That freak! He ought to be locked up. Running around like a one-man army. I don't know where he came from, but I sure hope he goes back there.
Captain Barbera: Maybe you're right. People shouldn't interfere with the law. Let the police do that.
J. Jonah Jameson: Exactly. You men deserve all the credit for this job.
Captain Barbera: Well, ...
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Edited into The Amazing Spider-Man: The Deadly Dust: Part 1 (1978) See more »

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22 March 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Superhero films are a mixed bag in my opinion. Most of the time we are treated to great superhero films such as Superman (1978), Batman (1989) and the X-Men (2000). Other times superhero films are not very good as was the case with the 1990 Captain America movie and Judge Dredd.

I'm please to say that the pilot for the Spider-Man TV series was really good. There is a great plot, a great villain and the superb Nicholas Hammond as Spider-Man. The late great David White (remember him as Larry Tate from Bewitched?) also made an excellent Jonah Jameson.

Most of you will be familiar with Spider-Man's origin. It differs a little bit here but it's still very convincing.

Just like the great Incredible Hulk TV movie from the late 70's Spider-Man did not disappoint and it set the ball rolling for the TV series that followed.

I hope the 2002 Spider-Man film is as good as this. No doubt that the special effects will be superior but let's hope it has a good plot too.

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