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Spider-Man (1977 film)

United Kingdom Theatrical release poster
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Alvin Boretz
Stan Lee
(script consultant)
Based on Spider-Man by
Stan Lee
Steve Ditko
Starring Nicholas Hammond
Lisa Eilbacher
Music by Johnnie Spence
Cinematography Fred Jackman
Editing by Aaron Stell
Production company Danchuck Productions
Country United States
Language English
Original channel CBS
Release date
Running time 90 minutes

Spider-Man is a 1977 American made-for-television superhero film directed by E.W. Swackhamer and starring Nicholas Hammond and Thayer David. A television series, known as The Amazing Spider-Man, followed in 1978.


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.[1]



The film premiered on CBS on September 14, 1977. It was later shown theatrically overseas. It was then released on VHS in 1980.


External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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