The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
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When an extortionist threatens to force a multi-suicide unless a huge ransom is paid, only Peter Parker can stop him with his new powers as Spider-Man.


E.W. Swackhamer


Alvin Boretz




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hammond ... Spider-Man / Peter Parker
David White ... J. Jonah Jameson
Michael Pataki ... Captain Barbera
Hilly Hicks ... Robbie Robertson
Lisa Eilbacher ... Judy Tyler
Dick Balduzzi Dick Balduzzi ... Delivery Man
Jeff Donnell ... Aunt May Parker
Robert Hastings ... Monahan
Barry Cutler Barry Cutler ... Purse Snatcher
Thayer David ... Edward Byron
Ivor Francis ... Professor Noah Tyler
Norman Rice Norman Rice ... Henchman
Len Lesser ... Henchman
Carmelita Pope Carmelita Pope ... Group Member
George Lane Cooper George Lane Cooper ... Group Member (as George Cooper)


The adventures of freelance photographer Peter Parker, who, after being bitten by a radioactive spider, discovered he had gained superpowers, such as super-strength and agility and the ability to climb sheer walls and ceilings. After inventing a super-sticky web serum, he donned a red-and-black costume, and began fighting crime as the superhero Spider-Man. During the day, Parker worked for the Daily Bugle and skinflint editor J. Jonah Jameson. Written by Marty McKee <>

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For the first time on the screen... the world's favourite adventure super-hero comes _alive_


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Release Date:

14 September 1977 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


At one point early in the movie, Spider-Man is seen by security guards going into Dr. Banner's lab. Dr. Banner is the alter-ego of the Incredible Hulk. See more »


When Spider-Man is fighting the three staff wielding warriors and he jumps onto the ceiling, the harness under his costume and the track on the ceiling that it's attached to are clearly noticeable. See more »


J. Jonah Jameson: I can step on a spider. Can I step on him?
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Edited into Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978) See more »

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A very good try...
27 March 2001 | by koconnor-1See all my reviews

It should be noted that this, not The Incredible Hulk, was television's first real attempt to bring a live action Marvel comic book character to the small screen. (Wonder Woman had come in apx. the same time and finally got it right...) It was a real kick watching a live action Spiderman crawl up the side of a building, spin a web, and use that spider sense of his.

But what STILL gets me is the music. The creepy 70's "wa-wa" enhanced guitar coupled with the orchestral sense of danger and intrigue common to 70s action adventure series was right on. I still find myself humming it from time to time.

And it was quite a hoot to learn (some years later) that Nicholas Hammond, Spidey himself, was also one of the Von Trapp children in "The Sound of Music"... So long, farewell, it's time to web-sling off...

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