Spider-Man (1977 film)
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|Based on||Spider-Man by
|Written by||Alvin Boretz
|Directed by||E.W. Swackhamer|
|Theme music composer||Johnnie Spence|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Producer(s)||Edward J. Montagne|
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Danchuck Productions|
Spider-Man is a 1977 American made-for-television superhero film, which serves as the pilot to the 1978 television series titled, The Amazing Spider-Man. It was directed by E.W. Swackhamer and stars Nicholas Hammond and Thayer David.
Peter Parker, a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle, is bitten by a radioactive spider and discovers he has gained superpowers, such as super-strength, agility and the ability to climb sheer walls and ceilings. When a mysterious Guru places people under mind-control to rob banks and threatens to have 10 New Yorkers commit suicide at his command unless the city pays him $50 million, Peter becomes the costumed hero Spider-Man to stop the crook's fiendish scheme. Things take a bad turn when the villain hypnotizes Peter Parker into being one of the ten people to jump off a building on command.
- Nicholas Hammond – Spider-Man / Peter Parker
- David White – J. Jonah Jameson
- Michael Pataki – Captain Barbera
- Hilly Hicks – Joe "Robbie" Robertson
- Lisa Eilbacher – Judy Tyler
- Jeff Donnell – Aunt May Parker
- Robert Hastings – Monahan
- Ivor Francis – Professor Noah Tyler
- Thayer David – Edward Byron
The film premiered on CBS on September 14, 1977. It was later shown theatrically overseas. It was then released on VHS in 1980.
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- Marty McKee; Big A; Kevin Gillease. ""The Amazing Spider-Man" Pilot (1977) - Plot Summary". IMDB. IMDB. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
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