Spider-Man (2002)
Front Cover Actor
Gerry Becker Maximilian Fargas
Willem Dafoe Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
Kirsten Dunst Mary Jane Watson
James Franco Harry Osborn
Rosemary Harris Aunt May
Tobey Maguire Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Joe Manganiello Flash Thompson
Bill Nunn Robbie Robertson
Cliff Robertson Uncle Ben
J.K. Simmons J. Jonah Jameson
Movie Details
Genre Action; Sci-Fi; Fantasy; Thriller
Director Sam Raimi
Producer Ian Bryce; Laura Ziskin
Writer Stan Lee; Steve Ditko
Studio Columbia Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 121 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.4
Plot
After incorporating elements of comic book style and design into many of his films, director Sam Raimi helms this straight-ahead, big-budget comic book adaptation, which also marks acclaimed young actor Tobey Maguire's first dip into live-action blockbuster filmmaking. Spider-Man follows the template of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko source material, with hero Peter Parker an orphaned, intellectual teen loner living in Queens with his aunt (Rosemary Harris) and uncle (Cliff Robertson), and dreaming of the girl next door, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). On a field trip to a Columbia University lab, Peter is bitten by a genetically altered spider and overnight he gains superhuman strength, agility, and perception. At first, Peter uses his powers for material gain, winning a wrestling match with a purportedly lucrative prize. But when Peter apathetically fails to stop a burglar from robbing the wrestling arena, a tragedy follows that compels him to devote his powers to fighting crime — as the superhero Spider-Man. When he's not busy fighting crime in a spider suit, Peter moves into an apartment with his best friend, Harry (James Franco), and begins work as a photographer at the Daily Bugle. Meanwhile, his do-gooder alter ego finds a nemesis in the form of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), a super-powered, megalomaniacal villain who happens to be the alter ego of the Harry's father, weapons-manufacturing mogul Norman Osborn. Spider-Man was written by the prolific blockbuster scribe David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Panic Room). — Michael Hastings
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 352
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Amazon US
IMDB
Atlantic DVD
Product Details
Format DVD
Region 4
UPC 043396096615
Release Date 11/1/2002
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby