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121 min
Action | Adventure
IMDB rate:
Sam Raimi
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 45 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2002-05-03
Filming Locations: 4th Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Budget: $139,000,000
Opening Weekend: $114,844,116 (USA) (5 May 2002)
Gross: $403,706,375 (USA) (18 August 2002)
Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks
J.K. Simmons
J.K. Simmons
Willem Dafoe
Green Goblin
Kirsten Dunst
Mary Jane Watson
James Franco
Harry Osborn
Cliff Robertson
Ben Parker
Rosemary Harris
May Parker
Joe Manganiello
Flash Thompson
Gerry Becker
Maximilian Fargas
Bill Nunn
Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
Jack Betts
Henry Balkan
Stanley Anderson
General Slocum
Ron Perkins
Dr. Mendell Stromm
Michael Papajohn
K.K. Dodds
Ted Raimi
Bruce Campbell
Ring Announcer
John Paxton
Tim De Zarn
Philip Watson
Taylor Gilbert
Madeline Watson
Randy Savage
Bone Saw McGraw
Larry Joshua
Wrestling Promoter
Timothy Patrick Quill
Wrestling Arena Guard
Lisa Danielle
Natalie T. Yeo
Erica D. Porter
Kristen Davidson
Shan Omar Huey
Sally Levi
Girl on Bus (as Sally Livingstone)
Evan Arnold
James Kevin Ward
Project Coordinator (as James K. Ward)
David Holcomb
Test Pilot
Octavia Spencer
Check-In Girl
Brad Grunberg
Shane Habberstad
Little Billy
Deborah Wakeham
Billy's Mom
Rachael Bruce
Times Square Child
Mackenzie Bryce
Times Square Child
Julia Barry
Times Square Child
Macy Gray
Myk Watford
Cop at Fire
Bill Calvert
Fireman (as William Calvert)
Sylva Kelegian
Mother at Fire
Kristen Marie Holly
Young Lady at Fire
Ajay Mehta
Peter Appel
Scott Spiegel
Marine Cop
Matt Smith
Cop at Carjacking
Sara Ramirez
Cop at Carjacking
Lucy Lawless
Punk Rock Girl
Jayce Bartok
Subway Guitarist
Maribel González
Lady Dogwalker (as Maribel Gonzalez)
Amy Bouril
Office Lady
Joe D'Onofrio
Opinionated Cop (as Joseph D'Onofrio)
Jim Norton
Surly Truck Driver
Corey Mendell Parker
Chaperone in Tram
Ashley Edner
Girl in Tram
Alex Black
Boy in Tram
Laura Gray
Tram Group Mother
Joe Virzi
New Yorker on Bridge
Michael Edward Thomas
New Yorker on Bridge
Jeanie Fox
New Yorker on Bridge
Robert Kerman
Tugboat Captain
Stephanie 'Stevvi' Alexander
Singer (uncredited)
Ari Averbach
Dancer (uncredited)
Joni Avery
Cop (uncredited)
Rick Avery
Cop (uncredited)
Margaret Baker
Punk #2 (uncredited)
Amy Beth Bennett
Jewelry Thief #2 (uncredited)
Brian Bennett
Doorman (uncredited)
Camille Bennett
High School Student (uncredited)
Greg Beville
Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Andy Bray
Boy Carrying Tray in Cafeteria (uncredited)
Jophery C. Brown
Chef (uncredited)
Jacob Chambers
Cop (uncredited)
Jillian Clare
Crying Girl in Tram
Chris Coppola
Cody Cundiff
World Unity Day Attendee (uncredited)
Una Damon
Lab Tour Guide (uncredited)
Chandra De Alessandro
Cop (uncredited)
Mark De Alessandro
Cop (uncredited)
Michael Patrick Dobkins
Wrestiling Fan (uncredited)
Patrick Coleman Duncan
Oscorp Lab Technician (uncredited)
Marcus Edward
Screaming Fan at Wrestling Match (uncredited)
R.C. Everbeck
Eddie Brock
James Furlong
Wrestling fan (uncredited)
Peter Genovese
Fleeing World Unity Day Patron (uncredited)
Marcus Gorman
Man in Street (uncredited)
Al Goto
Cop (uncredited)
Juan Guerra
City Guy (uncredited)
Roman Güttinger
Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Randy Hall
Cop (uncredited)
Jesse Heiman
Spectator at School Fight (uncredited)
Tia Dionne Hodge
Uptown Woman (uncredited)
Kevin Jackson
Loren Janes
Board of Directors Member (uncredited)
Andray Johnson
Balkan's Aide (uncredited)
Claudia Katz
Robbie's Assistant
Erik Kleven
Chef (uncredited)
Frederick E. Kowalo
Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Kathy Krantz
Spider Technician (uncredited)
Gary Lane
Larry Lane
Stan Lee
Man in Fair
Pete Macnamara
Pentagon Officer (uncredited)
Anthony J. Maldonado
Midtown High School Student (uncredited)
Lynnette Marshall
Extra (uncredited)
Ryan McGonagle
Wrestler (uncredited)
Kara McLeod
Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
Joy Michelle Moore
World's Fair Mom (uncredited)
Justin Neill
Flash's Crony (uncredited)
Philip Ng
Diamond District Attendee (uncredited)
Debra Orenstein
Gary Otto
New Yorker (uncredited)
Richard Par
World Unity Festival Patron (uncredited)
Brian J. Patterson
World Unity Fair Guitarist for Macy Gray (uncredited)
Leroy Patterson
World Unity Festival Attendant (uncredited)
Martin Pfefferkorn
Thug on 8x10 (uncredited)
Argenis Pirela
Screaming Person (uncredited)
Anthony Pittman
Ryan Gill (uncredited)
Lance Polland
Bonesaw Fan (uncredited)
January Pugh
Mary Jane's Friend (uncredited)
Sumner Redstone
Oscorp Board Member (uncredited)
Scott L. Schwartz
Screaming Wrestler (uncredited)
Robair Sims
Richard Stephens
Man on Brooklyn Bridge (uncredited)
Tammi Sutton
Street Vendor (uncredited)
Lindsay Thompson
Mary Jane's Friend (uncredited)
Lou Torres
Sean Valla
Boat Light Man (uncredited)
Derek C. Wallace
Homeless Man (uncredited)
Graig F. Weich
Student (uncredited)
Brian J. Williams
Young Thug #2 (uncredited)
John Wojnowski III
Man in Street (uncredited)
Did you know?
John Travolta turned down the role of Norman Osborne.
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During the World Unity Fair fight scene, in the background one of the signs on the buildings shows a police officer and behind him read the words "Protecting, Serving, Blah Blah Blah."
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The interior of the visit to Columbia University was actually filmed in the main rotunda of the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. The large electron microscope in the center of the set was actually made of plywood, plaster and fiberglass, concealing three 16-foot bronze centerpieces.
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After Parker wakes up the morning after getting bitten, a boom mic is seen at the top of the mirror as he is looking at himself.
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While looking up at the balcony during the World Unity Festival, Peter's part in his hair changes as his spider sense first warns him of the Goblin.
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In the cafeteria after MJ slips on the spilled beverage on the floor, later when Peter gets up, the beverage is gone.
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J. Jonah Jameson: [describing a headline] "Spider-Man, Hero or Menace? Exclusive Daily Bugle Photos".
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Green Goblin: The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the Goblin and took the spider out.
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Green Goblin: Can Spider-Man come out to play?
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Are there any differences between this and the comics?
Yes, though the film took several elements from the Ultimate Spider-Man series, which is an updated retelling of the original stories from the sixties. As such, this list points out the differences between the original stories: (1) In the comics, Peter is bitten by a radioactive spider that was caught in a beam of energy during a science experiment, rather then the genetically altered "super spider" in the film, (2) Peter did not know Harry Osborn or Mary Jane Watson in high school; he met them while at college, along with Gwen Stacy, (3) Peter's first love interest was Betty Brant of the Daily Bugle and then Gwen Stacey (Mary Jane didn't come into the picture until later); (4) Peter's spider-sense does not allow him to precisely see threats to him; it just creates a tingling sensation that varies in intensity depending on the severity of the danger detected, (5) Uncle Ben is killed by a burglar, as opposed to the carjacker in the film, (6) After Peter won the wrestling match, he went on to become a t.v. sensation, appearing on various talk shows and programs; in the film, he is stiffed of his money by the promoter, and does not go on to TV, and (7) Spider-Man uses lots of wisecracks and sarcasm during encounters with his enemies; in this film and in the two sequels, Spidey's sense of humor is only occasionally represented. The biggest change of all is undoubtedly the organic web shooters, as opposed simply to the wrist mounted guns Peter created that used a special formula he created.
A Note Regarding Spoilers
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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Spider-Man can be found here.
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Photos from cast
Tobey Maguire Elizabeth Banks Jason Padgett Jill Sayre J.K. Simmons Benny Urquidez William Joseph Firth