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USA & UK: Columbia Tristar Films
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, J K Simmons, Rosemary Harris, Ted Raimi, Cliff Robertson, Bill Nunn, Bruce Campbell, Michael Papajohn, Randy Poffo, Joe Manganiello, Stan Lee, Macy Gray, Peter Appel, Joni Avery, Rick Avery, Elizabeth Banks, Jayce Bartok, Amy Beth Bennett, Brian Bennett, Alex Black, Jophery C Brown, Samantha Brown, Jacob Chambers, Jillian Clare, Chris Coppola, Chandra De Alessandro, Mark De Alessandro, Richard C Everbeck, Jeanie Fox, Al Goto, Shane Habberstad, Randy Hall, Rance Howard, Kevin Jackson, Loren Janes, Kolby Kirk, Erik Kleven, Brendan Morante, Justin Neill, Debra Orenstein, Gary Otto, Jason Padgett, Scott L Schwartz, Robair Sims, Lindsay Neel Thompson, Deborah Wakeham
Director: Sam Raimi
USA & UK: 121 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for stylized violence and action
UK Certificate: Reclassified 12A from 12 contains some scenes of strong fantasy violence
USA Release Date: 3 May 2002
UK Release Date: 6 September 2002 (Re-released under new certificate 12A)
UK Release Date: 14 June 2002
Take the ultimate spin when one of the most popular comic book superheroes finally makes his leap to the big screen. Released in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the web-slinger's first appearance in a comic book, SPIDER-MAN centers on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered spider, gains superhuman strength and the spider-like ability to cling to any surface. He vows to use his abilities to fight crime, coming to understand the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: "With great power comes great responsibility."
Directed by Sam Raimi, the film also stars Willem Dafoe as Spider-Man's nemesis the Green Goblin, Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, James Franco as Peter's pal Harry Osborn, Cliff Robertson as Uncle Ben, Rosemary Harris as Aunt May and J K Simmons as Jonah Jameson, Peter's boss at the Daily Bugle.