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 ... 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?


This pilot includes some of the few scenes of Spidey actually swinging on his web line, a costly and dangerous effect. See more »


In the scene where peter falls asleep studying for his exams, his arm is behind his head. However, when he starts dreaming, both his arms are on his chest. See more »


Robbie Robertson: What does he wear?
Peter Parker: What do you mean what does he wear?
Robbie Robertson: Well you said he climbs up the sides of walls, right? Well then my guess he's wearing sneakers.
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Edited into The Amazing Spider-Man: Night of the Clones (1978) See more »

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Good fun!
2 March 2002 | by Krister KlementsenSee all my reviews

I remember renting this movie in 1984 or so. In 1998 I bought it on video. I loved watching it again. It has some cool camera work. The music score is good. I specially like the moment when the bank robbers come out of the bank. That cool 70`s sound.

This is my favorite of the three movies!

I give it 5 out of 10!

I've never had the chance to watch the TV-series, but I hope I will some day!

Long live comics!

Make mine Marvel!!

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