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Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978)

Unrated | | Action, Family, Fantasy | TV Movie 2 August 1979
At the New York State University, one of Peter Parker's tutors has accidentally given three students all the materials they need to create an atomic bomb. While Peter Parker tries to find ... See full summary »

Director:

Ron Satlof

Writers:

Robert Janes, Stan Lee (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hammond ... Spider-Man / Peter Parker (archive footage)
Robert F. Simon ... J. Jonah Jameson (archive footage)
Chip Fields ... Rita Conway (archive footage)
Robert Alda ... Mr. White (archive footage)
JoAnna Cameron ... Gale Hoffman (archive footage) (as Joanna Cameron)
Michael Pataki ... Captain Barbera (archive footage)
Randy Powell ... Craig (archive footage)
Lawrence P. Casey ... Angel (archive footage) (as Lawrence Casey)
Simon Scott Simon Scott ... Dr. Baylor (archive footage)
Sidney Clute ... Inspector DeCarlo (archive footage) (as Sid Clute)
Anne Bloom ... Carla Wilson (archive footage)
Steven Anderson Steven Anderson ... Ted (archive footage)
Herbie Braha ... LeBeau (archive footage) (as Herb Braha)
Emil Farkas Emil Farkas ... Karate Thug (archive footage)
Wil Albert Wil Albert ... (archive footage) (as Will Albert)
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Storyline

At the New York State University, one of Peter Parker's tutors has accidentally given three students all the materials they need to create an atomic bomb. While Peter Parker tries to find out what's happened, the police suspect him of the crime, and Peter has to deal with an attractive journalist determined to get an interview with Spider-Man. Then dastardly millionaire Mr. White shows up, and will stop at nothing to get his hands on the atomic bomb. Spider-Man must defeat this scheming villain and stop him blowing up the World Trade Centre... Written by Truman Burbank

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Action | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1979 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Deadly Dust See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This two part story highlights a few changes that had occurred after the feature length pilot was made. David White had been replaced by Robert F. Simon as J. Jonah Jameson, the character of Robbie Robertson had been axed, Aunt May was played by a different actress and the sets representing the Daily Bugle were different. See more »

Quotes

Mr. White: [looking at Gale in a white bikini] Very nice.
Gale Hoffman: Why do I have to dress this way?
Mr. White: Two reasons, one, because I like women in bikinis, and two, I feel safer when I know there's no place for them to hide any weapons.
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Connections

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

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Not amazing, just entertaining.
18 April 2018 | by McFroggSee all my reviews

Spider-Man Strikes Back is nowhere near as good as the movies in Sam Raimi's excellent trilogy. But it's still pretty darn enjoyable.

It doesn't have a lot in common with the comic books, but neither did the Hulk series from the 70s, and that one is considered one of the best shows based on a Marvel comic book.

Nicholas Hammond is good as Peter Parker (the hair is hilarious, though...the 70s was a tacky decade), and aside from the visible web shooter and belt, the suit doesn't look any worse than Christopher Reeve's Superman outfit. J. Jonah Jameson is very funny, and the fight scenes and stunts are exciting to watch. I felt more dizzy watching this than any of the scenes in the new ones.

I can't remember anything offensive in it, the fight scenes are bloodless, and there's no nudity, except for some ladies in bikinis. If you have small kids, it's probably better to show them this than the scary movies in the Raimi trilogy.


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