Spider-Man

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Genre :

Action, Fantasy

Release Date :

May 03, 2002

Studio :

Columbia Pictures

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Sam Raimi

Producer :

Ian Bryce, Laura Ziskin

Movie Story

With Great Power, There Must Also Come Great Responsibility

Orphaned at an early age, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) lived in Queens, New York with his beloved Aunt May (Academy-Award nominee Rosemary Harris) and Uncle Ben (Academy Award winner Cliff Robertson).

Peter leads the life of a normal student, working as a photographer at the Daily Bugle under the tutelage of publisher J. Jonah Jameson (J. K. Simmons), pining after the beautiful Mary Jan Watson (Kirsten Dunst) and hanging out with buddy Harry Osborn (James Franco).

After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, Peter Parker's life becomes even more complicated as he assumes the role of Spider-Man, a hero of superhuman strength with the ability to cling to any surface. Spider-Man, inspired by his late Uncle Ben's immortal words, "With great power there must also come great responsibility," dedicates himself to fighting crime, while living a double life as a superhero and working student.

Spider-Man's arch-enemy in the first Spider-Man movie, the Green Goblin, was in actuality the father of Peter Parker's best friend, Harry Osborn. Businessman Norman Osborn turned into this ghoulish persona after exposure to an experimental "super soldier" formula he was designing for the military. The formula increases his intelligence and strength but also drives him insane.

Although Spider-Man thwarts the Green Goblin in the end, Harry Osborn becomes a sworn enemy to Spider-Man, blaming his father's death upon the web-slinger.

Cast Overview

Spider-Man News

Fat Thighs Hinder Joe Jonas From Landing Spider-Man Role

Fat Thighs Hinder Joe Jonas From Landing Spider-Man Role

Comment | 1792 days ago
The middle member of the Jonas Brothers fails the audition to play Peter Parker in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' because he is considered having too fat thighs. Read More
First Look: Andrew Garfield Slips Into Different 'Spider-Man' Suit

First Look: Andrew Garfield Slips Into Different 'Spider-Man' Suit

Comment | 1932 days ago
This official photo of Andrew as the web-slinging superhero reveals some changes to the iconic costume given the look at the spider on the chest and the web-shooters on the wrist. Read More
Andrew Garfield Steals a Kiss From Emma Stone on 'Spider-Man' Set

Andrew Garfield Steals a Kiss From Emma Stone on 'Spider-Man' Set

Comment | 1941 days ago
Spotted portraying Peter Parker for the first time, the 'Never Let Me Go' actor joins the 'Easy A' actress on the bleachers of a football stadium in Los Angeles as they film scenes for the reboot. Read More

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