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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 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:
Jake Keiffer ...
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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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?


On selecting Andrew Garfield to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man, director Marc Webb said, "Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor's work understand his extraordinary talents. He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker." See more »


While hunting Dr. Connors in the sewer, Peter receives a cell phone call. Cell phone signals don't reach underground areas without a picocell. 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 »


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Written by James Mercer
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User Reviews

Why it's better than Rami's Spidey series
20 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

The Amazing Spider-Man came out in 2012, but I only saw it about a year after it's release, but before Amazing Spider-Man 2 came out in theaters. I enjoyed Andrew Garfield allot more than Tobey Maguire's performance as both Peter Parker and Spider-Man. Andrew had the wise crack of Spider-Man because if you read the comics or watch any of the cartoons, you'll see Spider-Man as a wise cracker and as Peter Parker, he has nerdy, but he is more than just a nerd. He was also a teenager who had friends. Emma Stone was a much better romantic lead than Kristen Dunst. And I thought the action was much better than the first Spider-Man. Overall, I give The Amazing Spider-Man a 9 out of 10, a fantastic movie.

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