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Robert Janes (written by)
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Release Date:
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 » | Add synopsis »
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The Amazing Spider-Man 1970s TV series review
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Nicholas Hammond ... Spider-Man / Peter Parker (archive footage)
Robert F. Simon ... J. Jonah Jameson (archive footage)
Chip Fields ... Rita Conway (archive footage)

Michael Pataki ... Captain Barbera (archive footage)
JoAnna Cameron ... Gale Hoffman (archive footage) (as Joanna Cameron)
Robert Alda ... Mr. White (archive footage)
Randy Powell ... Craig (archive footage)
Sidney Clute ... Inspector DeCarlo (archive footage) (as Sid Clute)

Steven Anderson ... Ted (archive footage)
Anne Bloom ... Carla Wilson (archive footage)
Herbie Braha ... LeBeau (archive footage) (as Herb Braha)
Leigh Kavanaugh ... Linda (archive footage)
Ron Hajak ... Salesman (archive footage)
David Somerville ... Singer (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wil Albert ... (archive footage)
Gino Ardito ... Assistant Cameraman (archive footage)
Lawrence P. Casey ... Angel (archive footage)
Walt Davis ... Helicopter Repairman (archive footage)
Emil Farkas ... Karate Thug (archive footage)
Gail Jensen ... Singer (archive footage)
Dick Kyker ... (archive footage)
Jerry Martin ... Doorman (archive footage)
Barbara Sanders ... Waitress (archive footage)
Simon Scott ... (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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"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 »
Quotes:
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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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Lots of fun if you know what to expect, 19 November 2001
Author: EnriqueH from Miami, Fl.

For me, the 70s Spiderman live action movies were great fun. I look back on it with a lot of fondness and nostalgia. Someone unfamiliar with the series may not like it, but then again, you might if you know what to expect.

This is a low-budget made for TV film. The villains are regular villains in the form of a millionaire and his henchmen. If you know that, than I think your chances of enjoying this are better.

Despite its low-budget and lack of supervillains, I think the film still felt like an "epic" adventure. I really liked the musical score in the film. The acting was solid all the way around even if the 70s clothing styles may make you laugh.

Even today, I think Nicholas Hammond was a great choice to play Peter Parker/Spiderman. He was very convincing in the role, and fun to watch. I'd place his casting up there with Christopher Reeve as Superman and Linda Carter as Wonder Woman.

The rest of the cast is very good. JoAnna Cameron made an excellent companion for Peter Parker. Robert Simon was solid as J.Jonah Jameson, especially when threw a tantrum. Chip Fields was great as Rita. And Michael Pataki was great as Capt. Barbera.

I understand that this particular film was shot entirely in LA, which I wish I never read, because I always felt that the New York scenes FELT like New York.

As far as I'm concerned, the creators of this series made the very best they could with their small budget. I imagine with a Hollywood movie budget, the same people involved here would've made a Spiderman movie franchise equally enjoyable, but with special effects and super-villains to match.

That's not to say that the effects are bad. Just limited. The wall-crawling, web-slinging and fight scenes are solid.

I hope these Spiderman adventures will be available on DVD someday because I would definitely buy them.

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