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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 3 July 2012 (USA)
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After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to save the city from the machinations of a mysterious reptilian foe.

Director:

Marc Webb

Writers:

James Vanderbilt (screenplay), Alvin Sargent (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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2 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Spider-Man / Peter Parker
Emma Stone ... Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans ... The Lizard / Dr. Curt Connors
Denis Leary ... Captain Stacy
Martin Sheen ... Uncle Ben
Sally Field ... Aunt May
Irrfan Khan ... Rajit Ratha
Campbell Scott ... Richard Parker
Embeth Davidtz ... Mary Parker
Chris Zylka ... Flash Thompson
Max Charles ... Peter Parker (Age 4)
C. Thomas Howell ... Jack's Father
Jake Keiffer ... Jack (as Jake Ryan Keiffer)
Kari Coleman ... Helen Stacy
Michael Barra ... Store Clerk

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Storyline

Peter Parker (Garfield) is an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. Written by Columbia Pictures

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His past was kept from him. His search for answers has just begun. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both, Martin Sheen and Andrew Garfield played roles in work written by Aaron Sorkin before. Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing (1999) and Garfield in The Social Network (2010). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 45 mins) Spider-Man falls violently onto a fire escape which is clearly made of rubber as it can be seen bending and vibrating. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Parker: Five, four, three, two, one... Ready or not, here I come.
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Crazy Credits

The film title is covered in spider-webs crawling with spiders. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Spider-Man 3 (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

No Way Down
Written by James Mercer
Performed by The Shins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Perfect Blend of story/plot, good acting, & fight scenes w/Bad Guy
10 July 2012 | by famu97See all my reviews

Man that's an excellent movie. The acting is so much better than the original Spiderman movies with Tobey Maguire. The new Peter Parker is 10 x's a better actor than Tobey Maguire. I enjoyed the Avengers movie but the Amazing Spiderman's plot works much better to me and the story-line just seems to pulls you along effortlessly and keeps you intrigued and interested at the same time. It's the great blend of story/plot, good acting, and action-adventure and fight scenes with the bad guy. As far as comic book movies go, this is one of the better ones. I think it's most definitely better than the last two Spiderman movies and probably better than the first one but not by too much.

It is worth the price of admission to watch this movie and it would be a great movie to take your kids since their isn't anything crazy happening in this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spiderman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$230,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,004,688, 8 July 2012

Gross USA:

$262,030,663

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$757,930,663
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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