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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

teenager | love | hero | outcast | lizard | See All (266) »


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:

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Did You Know?


Scott Menville was brought on to dub over Spider-Man's groans and moans when Andrew Garfield was unavailable to do ADR work. See more »


When Dr. Connors becomes the lizard, he becomes far more massive than his human state, shredding his clothes - logically, this should leave him naked. Yet after his first transformation, he is seen in the sewer with a towel/robe on his body. See more »


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

SPOILER: Not long into the credits, a scene appears of Dr. Conners in his asylum cell, talking to a mysterious man. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.168 (2012) See more »


Bus Bus
Written and Performed by Amy Ray
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17 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the first "super hero" movie I have ever seen in theaters, and let me tell you - Spider Man is my new favorite super hero! The plot was amazing (no worries, no spoilers! If you want to know the story, watch it!) The acting was phenomenal - my friends and I significantly underestimated Andrew Garfield's performance before seeing the movie. I want to see it again and again and again - he is amazing as Peter Parker!!! Emma Stone is amazing as Gwen, and the other actors and actresses will blow you away!! (Martin Sheen was the one that surprised me the most!!!). Love this movie...if I could, I'd give it an 11...a must see!

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