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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  3 July 2012 (USA)
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After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack (as Jake Ryan Keiffer)


Peter Parker (Garfield) is an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. Written by Columbia Pictures

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His past was kept from him. His search for answers has just begun. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 July 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spiderman  »

Box Office


$230,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$62,004,688 (USA) (6 July 2012)


$262,030,663 (USA) (12 October 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Denis Leary's first live action theatrical film appearance since Bad Boy (2002) and The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002). In the intervening 10 years he had only been in television and cartoons. See more »


When Peter first discovers his powers on the train (Q-train), it was leaving Manhattan (Oscorp Tower) heading towards Coney Island, Brooklyn (last stop). Peter Parker lives in Forest Hills, Queens, NY. The Q-train does travel to Queens, but it goes to Astoria at the north-western tip of the borough. The correct trains for Peter to be on would be the R M F or E. See more »


[first lines]
Peter Parker: Five, four, three, two, one... Ready or not, here I come.
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Crazy Credits

The film title is covered in spider-webs crawling with spiders. See more »


Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.175 (2012) See more »


Bus Bus
Written and Performed by Amy Ray
Courtesy of Daemon Records
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User Reviews

Not the movie we needed, but the Movie we deserved.
20 March 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie was utterly fantastic ! I seriously loved it, ignore all the haters, these people just can't get over the fact that This film was superior to Spider-Man 2002. It is a 'realistic', contemporary and a grounded approach onto the Character by the Director Marc Webb, yet staying faithful to its source materials( combo of The Amazing and The Ultimate Story lines). Of course, there are a couple of plot holes, but I am sure they'll be explained in the upcoming Sequel. I Must say that Andrew Garfield brought justice to the role of Spider-Man. An absolutely amazing and a highly gripping movie. I highly refer it to any True Spider-Man Fan, as the people who have never read the comics might call it a 'rehash' of the First Spiderman movie, but actually, this movie stayed fairly true to the comics from the beginning to the end.

9/10 stars from Me ! Looking forward to the The Amazing Spiderman 2.

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