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Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Spider-Man / Peter Parker
... Mary Jane Watson
... Harry Osborn
... Doc Ock / Dr. Otto Octavius
... May Parker
... J. Jonah Jameson
... Rosalie Octavius
... John Jameson
... Dr. Curt Connors
... Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
... Louise
... Mr. Aziz
... Green Goblin / Norman Osborn
... Ben Parker
... Hoffman
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Storyline

Peter Parker is an unhappy man: after two years of fighting crime as Spider-Man, his life has begun to fall apart. The girl he loves is engaged to someone else, his grades are slipping, he cannot keep any of his jobs, and on top of it, the newspaper Daily Bugle is attacking him viciously, claiming that Spider-Man is a criminal. He reaches the breaking point and gives up the crime fighter's life, once and for all. But after a failed fusion experiment, eccentric and obsessive scientist Dr. Otto Octavius is transformed into super villain Doctor Octopus, Doc Ock for short, having four long tentacles as extra hands. Peter guesses it might just be time for Spider-Man to return, but would he act upon it? Written by Soumitra

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This summer a man will face his destiny. A hero will be revealed See more »


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Rated PG-13 for stylized action violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spider-Man 2 Lives  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,817,364, 4 July 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$373,585,825, 19 December 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$783,766,341
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The nurse being dragged along the floor by one of Doc Ock's tentacles, scraping it up as she is pulled backwards, was achieved by the simple expedient of having the floor made of wax. See more »

Goofs

When Doc Ock attacks Harry and takes a sip from his drink, he's back lit with flashes of lightning. However the sky and the buildings in the background don't light up at all. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Parker: [narrating] She looks at me everyday. Mary Jane Watson. Oh boy! If she only knew how I felt about her. But she can never know. I made a choice once to live a life of responsibility. A life she can never be a part of. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man, given a job to do. And I'm Peter Parker, and I too have a job.
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Crazy Credits

Webbing is draped over and around the end credits. See more »

Connections

Followed by Spider-Man 3 (2007) See more »

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Vindicated
Written by Christopher Carrabba
Produced by Dan Gilmore
Performed by Dashboard Confessional
Courtesy of Vagrant Records
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User Reviews

 
A Fan's Dream Come True
30 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I went to the midnight show last night and was completely blown away !! I am 30 years old and had begun reading the Amazing Spider-Man back when I was 11 and leaving the theater last night, I felt like I was a kid again- I was amazed, I was in awe, I really felt... satisfied.

Every scene crackled. There was an energy, there was an effort put into every moment of the movie. No scene went on too long, no plot holes fell through. It was the comic, come alive.

Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire did a great job of making Peter Parker sympathetic, you feel for him, you wince with him, he is the boy, becoming a man, and you watch it, and you keep watching it.

Even as a long-time fan who knew where some of the story lines were going- with MJ, with Harry Osborne- to see HOW the movie chose to play out these stories, provided great surprises for me, I almost wished I didn't know... I can't wait to see the reactions of my friends who haven't followed the Spider-man comics, the twist of the story and the hints at what is to come...

A great movie. Great fun. Great story. Great action. A blockbuster movie. You leave the theater, definitely feeling like you got your money's worth !


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