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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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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


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.

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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The character Quentin Kemmer is named after Ed Kemmer, star of the original _Earth vs the Spider (1958)_. See more »


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


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29 June 2004 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Small-budget and lame. Quentin Kemmer(Devon Gummersall)plays a wimpy comic book fanatic who works as a security guard at a biotech lab doing research with giving humans the natural traits of spiders. At home Quentin would dream of being like his comic book hero The Arachnid Avenger and concern himself with wanting to ask out Stephanie(Amelia Heinle) his neighbor living in the apartment next door. After the lab is broken into, Quentin decides to inject himself with experimental spider serum. That way he may take on newfound powers and impress Stephanie enough to notice him. He finds himself foiling a store robbery and even fighting off Stephanie's muggers. And even solving a crime for an impotent cop(Dan Aykroyd). But all is not going that good...the once mild mannered nerd is becoming more and more spider-like and less human. Also in the cast are: Theresa Russell, Christopher Cousins and John Cho.

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