Tobey Maguire: Spider-Man, Peter Parker
Peter Parker : [voiceover] Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-man.
Mary Jane : Has he mentioned me?
Peter Parker : Yeah.
Mary Jane : What'd he say?
Peter Parker : Uh... I said... he asked me what I thought about you.
Mary Jane : And what did you say?
Peter Parker : I said... uh... Spider-Man, I said uh... The great thing about MJ is... when you look in her eyes and she's looking back in yours... everything... feels... not quite normal. Because you feel stronger and weaker at the same time. You feel excited and at the same time, terrified. The truth is... you don't know what you feel except you know what kind of man you want to be. It's as if you've reached the unreachable and you weren't ready for it."
Mary Jane : You said that?
Peter Parker : Well, something like that.
Peter Parker : [Harry walks in while they're holding hands] Hi...
[trying to learn how to shoot a web]
Spider-Man : Go web! Fly! Up, up, and away web! Shazaam! Go! Go! Go web go! Tally ho.
Peter Parker : [voiceover] Who am I? You sure you want to know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If somebody said it was a happy little tale... if somebody told you I was just your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world... somebody lied. But let me assure you: This, like any story worth telling, is all about a girl. That girl. The girl next door. Mary Jane Watson. The woman I've loved since before I even liked girls.
[referring to Flash Thompson sitting next to her]
Peter Parker : I'd like to say that's me sitting next to her.
[referring to an overweight kid in front of them messily eating a jelly doughnut]
Peter Parker : Aw, heck, I'd even take him.
[he and the other kids see a nerdy Peter running along the bus, asking to stop]
Peter Parker : That's me.
Green Goblin : [lands in front of Spider-Man on a rooftop] Wake up little spider, no you're not dead yet just paralysed. You're an amazing creature, Spider-Man. You and I are not so different.
Spider-Man : I'm not like you. You're a murderer.
Green Goblin : Well, to each his own. I chose my path, you chose the way of the hero. And they found you amusing for a while, the people of this city. But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you've done for them, eventually they will hate you. Why bother?
Spider-Man : Because it's right.
Green Goblin : [slaps Spider-Man on the head] Here's the real truth. There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders. You, me? We're exceptional.
[leans in and grabs Spider-Man's neck]
Green Goblin : I could squash you like a bug right now, but I'm offering you a choice. Join me! Imagine what we could accomplish together... what we could create. Or we could destroy! Cause the deaths of countless innocents in selfish battle again and again and again until we're both dead! Is that what you want?
[jumps on the glider]
Green Goblin : Think about it, hero!
Peter Parker : Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option.
Ring Announcer : [on the microphone, announcing to the audience as he walks backwards up the ramp to where Peter is standing behind the curtain] Will the next victim please enter the arena at this time! If he can withstand just three minutes in the cage with "Bonesaw" McGraw, the sum of three-thousand dollars will be paid to...
[gets off the microphone and asks Peter]
Ring Announcer : What's your name, kid?
Peter Parker : The Human Spider.
Ring Announcer : The Human Spider? That's it? That's the best you've got?
Peter Parker : Yeah.
Ring Announcer : Oh, that sucks.
[gets back on the microphone]
Ring Announcer : The sum of three-thousand dollars will be paid to... the terrifying... the deadly... the amazing Spider-Man!
[the audience cheers]
Green Goblin : [the Green Goblin has just pummeled Spider-Man] Misery, misery, misery - that's what you've chosen. I offered you friendship, and you spat in my face.
[Green Goblin continues to beat Spider-Man]
Green Goblin : You've spun your last web, Spider-Man. Had you not been so selfish, your little girlfriend's death would've been quick and painless, but now that you've really pissed me off, I'm gonna finish her nice... and slow. MJ and I... we're gonna have a hell of a time!
[Green Goblin lunges forward, but Spider-Man blocks and pushes him into a brick wall]
Norman Osborn : [speaking in his normal voice] Peter, stop! Stop! It's me!
[Green Goblin takes off his mask, revealing Norman Osborn]
Spider-Man : Mr. Osborn...
Norman Osborn : Oh, Peter, thank God for you...
Spider-Man : You killed those people on that balcony!
Norman Osborn : The Goblin killed, I had nothing to do with it! Don't, don't let him take me again! I beg you, protect me!
Spider-Man : You tried to kill Aunt May, you tried to kill Mary Jane...
Norman Osborn : But not you. I tried to stop it, but I couldn't stop it. I would never hurt you.
[Norman discreetly pushes a button on his suit and the glider rises]
Norman Osborn : I knew from the beginning. If anything happened to me, it, it was you I could count on. You, Peter Parker, would save me, and so you have. Thank God for you.
[Norman rises up]
Norman Osborn : Give me your hand. Believe in me, as I believed in you. I've been like a father to you... be a son to me now.
Spider-Man : I have a father. His name was Ben Parker.
Green Goblin : Godspeed, Spider-Man!
[warned by spider-sense, Spider-Man back-flips over the oncoming glider]
Norman Osborn : Oh.
[the glider impales Norman]
Norman Osborn : Peter... don't tell Harry.
[talking about Uncle Ben]
Peter Parker : I can't help thinking about... the last thing I said to him. He tried to tell me something important, and I threw it in his face.
Aunt May : You loved him. And he loved you. He never doubted the man you'd grow into; how you were meant for great things. You won't disappoint him.
[the Goblin crashes through the Daily Bugle office]
Green Goblin : [grabbing Jameson by the throat] Jameson you slime! Who's the photographer who takes pictures of Spider-Man?
J. Jonah Jameson : I don't know who he is! His stuff comes in the mail!
Green Goblin : YOU'RE LYING!
J. Jonah Jameson : I swear!
Green Goblin : He's the one who can take me to him!
J. Jonah Jameson : I don't know who he is!
Green Goblin : [preparing to punch Jameson] You are useless you...!
Spider-Man : [appears upside-down outside the window] Settle down, tough guy.
Green Goblin : [drops Jameson and turns around on the glider] Speak of the Devil!
Cop at Fire : [at a burning building, a cop approaches Spider-Man] Hold it right here, you're under arrest! I'm taking you in!
Young Lady at Fire : [a scream is heard in the building] There's somebody still up there!
Spider-Man : I'm going.
Cop at Fire : I'll be here when you get back.
Spider-Man : Not coming back, chief.
Green Goblin : Spider-Man. This is why only fools are heroes - because you never know when some lunatic will come along with a sadistic choice. Let die the woman you love... or suffer the little children? Make your choice, Spider-Man, and see how a hero is rewarded!
Spider-Man : Don't do it Goblin!
Green Goblin : We are who we choose to be... now, *choose*!
Flash Thompson : Think you're pretty funny, don't you, freak?
Mary Jane : Flash, it was just an accident!
Flash Thompson : My fist breaking your teeth, that's the accident.
Mary Jane : C'mon, Flash, stop!
Peter Parker : I don't want to fight you, Flash.
Flash Thompson : I wouldn't want to fight me, neither.
Wrestling Promoter : [after he gives Peter $100 for winning a wrestling tournament] Now get outta here.
Peter Parker : A hundred bucks? The ad said 3000.
Wrestling Promoter : Check it again, web head. It said three grand for three minutes, and you pinned him in two. For that, I give you 100, and you're lucky to get that.
Peter Parker : I need that money.
Wrestling Promoter : I missed the part where that's my problem.
[Peter leaves with the $100 bill and a carjacker enters with an empty bag and throws it at the promoter]
Wrestling Promoter : Hey, what the hell...?
Carjacker : [draws his pistol] Put the money in the bag. HURRY UP!
[hits the promoter hard with his pistol, puts all the money in the bag, and runs out]
Wrestling Promoter : HEY! HE STOLE THE GATE!
Wrestling Arena Guard : STOP THAT GUY!
Wrestling Promoter : STOP HIM! HE'S GOT MY MONEY!
[the carjacker quickly enters the elevator that Peter was about to use]
Carjacker : [to Peter] Thanks!
[the elevator doors close]
Wrestling Arena Guard : What the hell's the matter with you? You let him go!
[to the other cops]
Wrestling Arena Guard : Cut him off from the lobby and call the cops!
Wrestling Promoter : You could've taken that guy apart! Now he's gonna get away with *my* money!
Peter Parker : I missed the part where that's my problem.
[in Aunt May's hospital room, talking about Mary Jane]
Peter Parker : Well, Harry's in love with her. She's still his girl.
Aunt May : Isn't that up to her?
Peter Parker : She doesn't really know who I am.
Aunt May : Because you won't let her. You're so mysterious all the time. Tell me, would it be so dangerous to let Mary Jane know how much you care? Everybody else KNOWS...
[in Aunt May's hospital room]
Peter Parker : [relating to M.J. what he supposedly said to Spider-man] I said, um, Spider-man, I said, uh, the great thing about M.J. is when you look in her eyes, and she's looking back in yours, everything feels not quite normal, because you feel stronger, and weaker at the same time. You feel excited, and at the same time, terrified. The truth is you don't know what you feel, except you know what kind of man you want to be. It's as if you've reached the unreachable, and you weren't ready for it.
Mary Jane : You said that?
Peter Parker : Oh, something like that...
Peter Parker : Hey, it's me again!
Mary Jane : Hey!
Peter Parker : How was your audition?
Mary Jane : How'd you know?
Peter Parker : The hotline. Your mom, told my aunt, told me.
Mary Jane : So you just came by?
Peter Parker : I was in the neighborhood, needed to see a friendly face. I took three buses and a cab to *get* in the neighborhood, but... So how'd it go?
Mary Jane : [wryly] Oh. They said I needed acting lessons. A *soap opera* told me I needed acting lessons.
Peter Parker : Lemme buy you a cheeseburger. The sky's the limit, up to seven dollars... and eighty-four cents.
Mary Jane : [laughs] I'd like a cheeseburger. Oh, but I'm going out to dinner with Harry.
Mary Jane : Come with us.
Peter Parker : No thanks. How's it going with...
[Mary Jane looks down]
Peter Parker : Never mind, it's none of my business.
Mary Jane : It's not? Why so interested?
Peter Parker : I'm not.
Mary Jane : You're not?
Peter Parker : Well... Why would I be?
Mary Jane : [playfully] I dunno. Why would you be?
Peter Parker : [smiles, not knowing what to say] I dunno.
Mary Jane : Sorry you won't come with us. I better run, Tiger.
[to J. Jonah Jameson]
Spider-Man : Hey, kiddo. Let Mom and Dad talk for a minute, will ya?
Peter Parker : [from trailer] Who am I? Are you sure you want to know? If someone told you I was just your average ordinary guy without a care in the world, somebody lied. Truth is it wasn't always like this. There was a time when life was a lot less complicated.
Peter Parker : No matter what I do, no matter how hard I try, the ones I love will always be the ones who pay.
J. Jonah Jameson : [describing a headline] "Spider-Man, Hero or Menace? Exclusive Daily Bugle Photos".
Peter Parker : Menace? He was protecting that armored truck...
J. Jonah Jameson : Tell you what Atticus, you take the pictures, I'll make up the headlines! Ok? Is that ok with you?
Peter Parker : Yes sir.
J. Jonah Jameson : Goody.
Peter Parker : You know Harry... doesn't live on a little place I like to call Earth.
[returning for Thanksgiving dinner]
Peter Parker : Sorry I'm late, it's a jungle out there; I had to beat an old lady with a stick to get these cranberries.
Peter Parker : Who am I? You sure you wanna know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If somebody told you I was just your average, ordinary guy, not a care in the world, then somebody lied.
Spider-Man : [referring to the Green Goblin] Whatever it is, somebody has to stop it...
Peter Parker : Let me buy you a cheese-burger - sky's the limit, up to seven dollars and eighty-four cents.
Peter Parker : I can't... tell you... everything; I mean, there's so much to tell...
Peter Parker : [talking to M.J] I was in the neighborhood. I needed to see a friendly face. I took two buses and a cab to get in the neighborhood, but...
Aunt May : [Peter breaks a lamp in his room trying to practice his web shots]
Aunt May : Peter?
[Peter opens door barely to hide webs in his room]
Aunt May : What's - what's going on in there?
Peter Parker : I'm excercising. I'm not dressed Aunt May.
Aunt May : Well... you're acting so strangely Peter...
Peter Parker : Ok... thanks.
Spider-Man : [seeing Mary Jane trapped on a collapsing balcony] Mary Jane!
Mary Jane : [screaming in terror] HELP! Someone please help me!
[Spider-Man jumps on the parade balloons, trying to reach Mary Jane. Just as he makes the jump, the Green Goblin smacks him into the side of the building with the glider. He grabs Spider-Man's head and smacks him into the broken window over and over again until Spider-Man starts punching him back. The Goblin punches him off the glider and onto the balcony above Mary Jane]
Spider-Man : [to Mary Jane] Hold on!
[the Goblin turns his glider around to attack]
Mary Jane : [trying to warn Spider-Man] Watch out!
[Spider-Man shoots web in the Goblin's face and then flips back and rips wires out from his glider, sending it flying out of control]
[after seeing thugs attempting to harass Mary Jane, Spider-Man quickly pulls them off her with his web. He jumps down and starts battling the thugs, punching one in the face and backhand punching two others into the windows of a building. He lifts the last thug up, then drops him to the ground. He flees into an alley when he sees Mary Jane approaching, because he doesn't have his mask on]
Mary Jane : Wait!
[she walks into the alley, not noticing Spider-Man hanging upside down behind her, with his mask on this time]
Spider-Man : You have a knack for getting in trouble.
[she gasps and spins around, but then she laughs]
Mary Jane : *You* have a knack for saving my life. I think I have a superhero stalker.
Spider-Man : I was in the neighborhood.
Mary Jane : You are... amazing.
Spider-Man : Some people don't think so.
Mary Jane : But you are.
Spider-Man : Nice to have a fan.
Mary Jane : Do I get to say thank you this time?
[she reaches for his mask]
Spider-Man : Wait.
[she pauses for a moment, then pulls his mask down enough so that his mouth is exposed. She leans in slowly, then engages in a passionate kiss with him for a long moment. She then pulls his mask back up all the way. Spider-Man then shoots a web upward and web-swings away, leaving Mary Jane standing in the rain and smiling happily]