The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
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Spider-Man 

When an extortionist threatens to force a multi-suicide unless a huge ransom is paid, only Peter Parker can stop him with his new powers as Spider-Man.

Director:

E.W. Swackhamer

Writer:

Alvin Boretz
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hammond ... Spider-Man / Peter Parker
David White ... J. Jonah Jameson
Michael Pataki ... Captain Barbera
Hilly Hicks ... Robbie Robertson
Lisa Eilbacher ... Judy Tyler
Dick Balduzzi ... Delivery Man
Jeff Donnell ... Aunt May Parker
Bob Hastings ... Monahan (as Robert Hastings)
Barry Cutler ... Purse Snatcher
Thayer David ... Edward Byron
Ivor Francis ... Professor Noah Tyler
Norman Rice Norman Rice ... Henchman
Len Lesser ... Henchman
Carmelita Pope Carmelita Pope ... Group Member
George Lane Cooper George Lane Cooper ... Group Member (as George Cooper)
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Storyline

The adventures of freelance photographer Peter Parker, who, after being bitten by a radioactive spider, discovered he had gained superpowers, such as super-strength and agility and the ability to climb sheer walls and ceilings. After inventing a super-sticky web serum, he donned a red-and-black costume, and began fighting crime as the superhero Spider-Man. During the day, Parker worked for the Daily Bugle and skinflint editor J. Jonah Jameson. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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For the first time on the screen... the world's favourite adventure super-hero comes _alive_


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1977 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In this series, it is actually J. Jonah Jameson and Robbie Robertson who coin the name "Spider-Man" and give Peter the idea for the costume. Where Peter gets the costume and material to build the web-shooters is never fully explained. See more »

Goofs

When J. Jonah Jameson looks back at Peter and says "Aren't you playing Hooky? Thanks for coming in." Robbie first turns to face Peter. In the next scene he's looking down at his paper. See more »

Quotes

J. Jonah Jameson: It's incredible. How come you're the only one who's able to get pictures of him?
Peter Parker: Simple. I believe.
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Connections

Edited into The Amazing Spider-Man: The Deadly Dust: Part 1 (1978) See more »

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GREAT PILOT MOVIE FOR THE TV SERIES
22 March 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

Superhero films are a mixed bag in my opinion. Most of the time we are treated to great superhero films such as Superman (1978), Batman (1989) and the X-Men (2000). Other times superhero films are not very good as was the case with the 1990 Captain America movie and Judge Dredd.

I'm please to say that the pilot for the Spider-Man TV series was really good. There is a great plot, a great villain and the superb Nicholas Hammond as Spider-Man. The late great David White (remember him as Larry Tate from Bewitched?) also made an excellent Jonah Jameson.

Most of you will be familiar with Spider-Man's origin. It differs a little bit here but it's still very convincing.

Just like the great Incredible Hulk TV movie from the late 70's Spider-Man did not disappoint and it set the ball rolling for the TV series that followed.

I hope the 2002 Spider-Man film is as good as this. No doubt that the special effects will be superior but let's hope it has a good plot too.


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