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2 August 1979 (Netherlands) See more »
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Plot:
At the New York State University, one of Peter Parker's tutors has accidentally given three students... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Nicholas Hammond ... 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)

Michael Pataki ... Captain Barbera (archive footage)
Randy Powell ... Craig (archive footage)
Lawrence P. Casey ... Angel (archive footage) (as Lawrence Casey)
Simon Scott ... (archive footage)
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 ... (archive footage) (as Will Albert)
Dick Kyker ... (archive footage)
Leigh Kavanaugh ... Linda (archive footage)
Gino Ardito ... Assistant Cameraman (archive footage)
Steve Goodwins ... Cameraman (archive footage)
Ron Hajak ... Salesman (archive footage)
Kerrie Cullen ... Girl (archive footage)
David Somerville ... Singer (archive footage)
Gail Jensen ... Singer (archive footage)
Bonnie Johns ... Intern (archive footage)
George Barrows ... Guard (archive footage)
Orin Kennedy ... Cop (archive footage)
Barry Roberts ... New York cabbie (archive footage)
Walt Davis ... Helicopter Repairman (archive footage)
Barbara Sanders ... Waitress (archive footage)
Jerry Martin ... Doorman (archive footage)
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Directed by
Ron Satlof 
 
Writing credits
Robert Janes (written by)

Produced by
Charles W. Fries .... executive producer (as Charles Fries)
Daniel R. Goodman .... executive producer
Robert Janes .... producer
Ron Satlof .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stu Phillips 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Whitman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Erwin Dumbrille 
David Newhouse  (as David H. Newhouse)
 
Casting by
Judith Holstra 
 
Art Direction by
William McAllister  (as Bill McAllister)
 
Set Decoration by
Mary Ann Good 
Ray Molyneaux 
 
Makeup Department
Tim McNalley .... makeup artist
Donna Turner Culver .... hair stylist (as Donna Turner)
 
Production Management
William P. Owens .... executive production manager
Malcolm Stuart .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leonard Bram .... first assistant director
Gene Sultan .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dick Kyker .... property master
David Coleman .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert J. Miller .... sound mixer (as Robert Miller)
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Don B. Courtney .... special effects (as Don Courtney)
 
Stunts
Fred Waugh .... stunt coordinator
Jean Coulter .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunt double (uncredited)
Fred Waugh .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Huffman .... gaffer (as Bill Huffman)
Dan Reilly .... key grip
Michael St. Hilaire .... camera operator (as Michael St. Hillaire)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Laune .... costumer: women
Bernie Pollack .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Thomas Fries .... associate film editor (as Tom Fries)
Rafe Newhouse .... assistant film editor
Fred Roth .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
John Fresco .... music supervisor
Stu Phillips .... composer: theme
John Mick .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Buster Kohloff .... transportation (as Buster Kohlhoff)
 
Other crew
Carol Blalack .... production coordinator
Robert J. Goodman .... production assistant (as Robert F. Goodman)
Orin Kennedy .... location manager
Joyce King .... script supervisor
Stan Lee .... script consultant
 

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"The Deadly Dust" - USA (video title)
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Germany:90 min
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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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Mild but entertaining comicbook adventure, 5 August 2000
Author: The Spectacular Spider-Man from Can you get me a cup of coffee, please?

Spider-Man Strikes Back never really captures the feel of the Marvel comics it's based on. Only two characters - Peter Parker and J. Jonah Jameson - make the transition and although both give likeable performances, neither are really that similar to their comicbook counterparts. Nicolas Hammond is too old for Peter, and as Spidey, lacks the wallcrawler's sense of humour, although his intelligence and scientific knowledge is essential to the plot. Robert F. Simon is grouchy, but doesn't have pompousness or anger of Daily Bugle editor JJJ. Secretary Rita was perhaps originally Betty Brant, but she has very little in common with her.

Spidey himself is done quite well, his costume is almost exactly the same as the original, and he climbs up and down buildings slowly but effectively. He even swings on a webline in one absolutely perfect (but very short) sequence, which will have fans in raptures. The fight scenes are cool, if short, with some intresting techniques thrown in, including jump cutting and P.O.V shots during the combat. There is also an exciting car chase and a genuinely dramatic climax with Spidey racing to defuse a nuclear bomb. The stunts are extremely impressive considering the budget.

The biggest fault is the lack of any supervillains. Instead of the Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter or Mysterio, the arch enemy is Mr. White, a greedy millionaire who is after the bomb. His two henchmen are a kung fu guy and a huge, Jaws-like thug. They are all acceptable for 1970's TV shows, but for a movie released theatrically, insufficient.

There is some great music, however, and Peter's trademark day-to-day problems are all present and correct and occasionally amusing. A lot of the action takes place on top of skyscrapers as well, as in the comics. Compared to other comic based TV movies, it's one of the best, far superior to the recent Justice League of America (1997) and only surpassed by The Incredible Hulk (1977).

Overall, a pleasantly enjoyable movie and the best Spider-Man film so far, but nothing to get too excited about. Get excited about Sam Raimi's 2001 Spider-Man, with Tobey Maguire as Spidey fighting Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin.

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