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Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Family | Fantasy  -  2 August 1979 (Netherlands)
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At the New York State University, one of Peter Parker's tutors has accidentally given three students all the materials they need to create an atomic bomb. While Peter Parker tries to find ... See full summary »

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Spider-Man / Peter Parker (archive footage)
Robert F. Simon ...
J. Jonah Jameson (archive footage)
Chip Fields ...
Rita Conway (archive footage)
Robert Alda ...
Mr. White (archive footage)
JoAnna Cameron ...
Gale Hoffman (archive footage) (as Joanna Cameron)
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Captain Barbera (archive footage)
Randy Powell ...
Craig (archive footage)
Lawrence P. Casey ...
Angel (archive footage) (as Lawrence Casey)
Simon Scott ...
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Sidney Clute ...
Inspector DeCarlo (archive footage) (as Sid Clute)
Anne Bloom ...
Carla Wilson (archive footage)
Steven Anderson ...
Ted (archive footage)
Herbie Braha ...
LeBeau (archive footage) (as Herb Braha)
Emil Farkas ...
Karate Thug (archive footage)
Wil Albert ...
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At the New York State University, one of Peter Parker's tutors has accidentally given three students all the materials they need to create an atomic bomb. While Peter Parker tries to find out what's happened, the police suspect him of the crime, and Peter has to deal with an attractive journalist determined to get an interview with Spider-Man. Then dastardly millionaire Mr. White shows up, and will stop at nothing to get his hands on the atomic bomb. Spider-Man must defeat this scheming villain and stop him blowing up the World Trade Centre... Written by Truman Burbank

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Released theatrically across Europe, but on TV in the U.S. See more »

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Mr. White: [looking at Gale in a white bikini] Very nice.
Gale Hoffman: Why do I have to dress this way?
Mr. White: Two reasons, one, because I like women in bikinis, and two, I feel safer when I know there's no place for them to hide any weapons.
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Nicholas "sound of music" Hammond dons the spandex for this crass second seventies outing.
25 March 2001 | by (Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

Well you've read the comics, seen the various cartoon's and then you watch this. "Sweet jesus what is going on" was my first thought when viewing this nugget of 70's nostalgia. The first shock came when I saw good old Peter Parker, not only was he sporting a very fetching donkey jacket (I could almost smell the tramp urine) he also had the most ridiculous haircut, "ah well its only seventies fashion" I thought to my self, but no, not only had PP taken up the substitute school teachers wardrobe, he had somehow lost all his classic wit (probably all them nasty drugs). No longer was Peter Parker the nerd who became cool, he was just a nerd. Then he donned the spandex...

Gone was the athletic wall crawler who swung his way round the city with ease, only to be replaced by a positively lethargic "2cm per hour wall crawling speed" imposter, instead of gracefully traversing the city roof tops via his web shooters, he seemed to prefer to run about in a very foppish manner indeed (usually sticking to the one roof top)although on one occasion in the film he does swing from one building to another (although it is the exact same footage that was used in the first film and his webs are now inch thick white rope that can self tie knots around poles and other protruding objects). Then there's the fight scenes, In the comics he goes head to head with people such as Rhino and other massive super strong villians, In this he gets smacked by skinny "Jeff Capes" lookalikes, (so much for spider strength). On the villian front there is Mr. White who's about as threatening as your mum. Ah well for all its faults it is part of the Spiderman legacy, even if it does reflect the cheese of the seventies far too well. Watch it if your a die hard Spider-fan (call it spiderman the wilderness years) but if your new to the world of spider-man, read the comics and wait for Sam Raimi's film.


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