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Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  30 June 2004 (USA)
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Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.



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Peter Parker is an unhappy man: after two years of fighting crime as Spider-Man, his life has begun to fall apart. The girl he loves is engaged to someone else, his grades are slipping, he cannot keep any of his jobs, and on top of it, the newspaper Daily Bugle is attacking him viciously, claiming that Spider-Man is a criminal. He reaches the breaking point and gives up the crime fighter's life, once and for all. But after a failed fusion experiment, eccentric and obsessive scientist Dr. Otto Octavius is transformed into super villain Doctor Octopus, Doc Ock for short, having four long tentacles as extra hands. Peter guesses it might just be time for Spider-Man to return, but would he act upon it? Written by Soumitra

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for stylized action violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spider-Man 2 Lives  »

Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$115,817,364 (USA) (2 July 2004)


$373,377,893 (USA) (12 November 2004)

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Technical Specs


| (DVD extended cut)

Sound Mix:

| | (8 channels)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


For the Chicago Loop fight between Spider-Man and Doc Ock, the production actually bought a train carriage from the Chicago authorities. See more »


In the bank, when Doc Ock throws the vault door at Peter and Aunt May and they slide to either side of it, you can see the cables under Peter's chair used to pull it. (Corrected on the DVD.) See more »


[first lines]
Peter Parker: [narrating] She looks at me everyday. Mary Jane Watson. Oh boy! If she only knew how I felt about her. But she can never know. I made a choice once to live a life of responsibility. A life she can never be a part of. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man, given a job to do. And I'm Peter Parker, and I too have a job.
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Crazy Credits

Alfred Molina is credited as Doc Ock and Dr. Otto Octavius, but not "Dr. Octopus", the character's official comic book name. See more »


Theme from Spider Man
Written by Bob Harris and Paul Francis Webster
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User Reviews

Wonderful work
22 February 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

It's hard not to love this movie unless you have absolutely no ability of knowing good entertainment when you see it. Tobey Maguire is great as Peter Parker, Kirsten Dunst lovely as MJ, Alfred Molina an outstanding classic machined villain as Dr. Octavious turned DocOck. Every member of the cast is superb in their big or small roles, Sam Raimi the director seems very sure of the script and his directing and makes every scene worth watching. Add to that a good story, fabulous, marvelous special effects and visual sequences, an outstanding, fully suitable score, sound effects beyond your wildest dreams, a red-blue spidey Spandex outfit, a chubby guy in a brown coat with four mecha-arms...well how can you not like it??? So, either you are a fan of the comics, like superhero movies, or not, you really have to enjoy this movie. DO NOT MISS IT!

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