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Earth vs. the Spider (2001)

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A shy, obsessive comic book fan gets injected with an experimental serum of a lab that is studying how to give humans the abilities of spiders. At first he develops minor abilities such as ... See full summary »

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Scott Ziehl

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Mark 'Crash' McCreery (story), Cary Solomon (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Det. Insp. Jack Grillo
Devon Gummersall ... Quentin Kemmer
Amelia Heinle ... Stephanie Lewis
Theresa Russell ... Trixie Grillo
Christopher Cousins ... Officer Williams
Mario Roccuzzo Mario Roccuzzo ... Nick Bezis
John Cho ... Han
Randall Huber ... Midtown murderer
Gregorio Gregorio ... Gutterpunk #1 (as Zia)
Lloyd Lowe Jr. Lloyd Lowe Jr. ... Lloyd (gutterpunk #2) (as Lloyd Lowe)
Michael Keenan ... Willie
Ted Rooney ... Coroner
Dan Martin ... Huge cop
Rob Hill Rob Hill ... Liquor store cop
Brian J. Gilbert Brian J. Gilbert ... Photojournalist
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Storyline

A shy, obsessive comic book fan gets injected with an experimental serum of a lab that is studying how to give humans the abilities of spiders. At first he develops minor abilities such as increased strength, which allows him to fight local criminals and bullies, thus living out his dream of being a superhero, and impressing his attractive next-door neighbor. Things start to get more odd when he is able to shoot webs out of his abdomen. Then he loses control over the force with which he applies his increasingly deadly abilities, as well as his judgment to discern between criminals and jokesters. His dream becomes a nightmare when he starts growing large spider body parts, he's in constant pain, and he develops a nearly insatiable hunger. A detective with a traumatized wife begins investigating when bodies covered in cobwebs and spider venom start piling up. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Science made Quentin a mutant. Nature made him a killer.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spider See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The character Quentin Kemmer is named after Ed Kemmer, star of the original The Spider (1958). See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #28.4 (2002) See more »

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No wonder spiders eat their young!
19 July 2002 | by ksshermanSee all my reviews

Absolutely one of the worst movies that I've seen.

1.) Director or editor is partially to blame. The movie kept popping in quick cuts of comic strips. This totally ruined the pace of the movie let alone was comparable to scratching nails against a blackboard

2.) Writer cribbed from "The Fly". Too many cliches. Too many divergent plot points that were poorly developed.

3.) Actors were slumming. Dan Ackroyd was doing a poor impression from his "Dragnet" movie. Theresa Russell was barely recognizable and very underused.

Save your money. This is more like... Earth vs. the Producers of this movie.


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