The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
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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.





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hilly Hicks ...
Dick Balduzzi ...
Delivery Man
Monahan (as Robert Hastings)
Barry Cutler ...
Purse Snatcher
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?


In this series, it is actually J. Jonah Jameson and Robbie Robertson who coin the name "Spider-Man" and give Peter the idea for the costume. Where Peter gets the costume and material to build the web-shooters is never fully explained. See more »


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 »


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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photographer/part time crime fighter battles evil to sax solos
3 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

SPIDER MAN was a tv pilot for a tv series and subsequent TV movies on CBS before the INCREDIBLE HULK burst on the scene and blew him away. SPIDER MAN was a fantasy series featuring wall crawling sequences reminiscent of the GREENWAY BATMAN series. For a kid my age it was fun. The pilot revovled around JOHN VERNON and a moonies style/watergate brainwash cult and our GQ youthful hero (the predecessor of LINDEN ASHBY) trys to save LISA EILBACH ER from the clutches of the evil madman and his evil plan. (revolving around mental conquest and stock options) The strength of this show was it's low brow budget and the not too overly flamboyant stories. My favorite is the one where he goes to HONG KONG and battles the triads and loses only to win starting 30 minutes before end credits. The series was short lived and lacked the humanity of the HULK yet, this show was a action adventure hour and wasn't bad as far a genere shows. i liked it. hammond was good as PARKER yet, he would later shine in the MARTIN CHRONICLES. Hammond was a young boys action hero, I marveled at how he got out of one jam each week and into another the next and out again...not realizing a WGA writer making 3 plus grand a week was cranking these out. These air occasionaly on tv and are on video. A clean night of family viewing before the kids go to bed and you plop SERPICO into the DVD or VCR.

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