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USA: Columbia Pictures
UK: Columbia Tristar Films (UK)
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, J K Simmons, Donna Murphy, Daniel Gillies, Dylan Baker, Bill Nunn, Vanessa Ferlito, Aasif Mandvi, Willem Dafoe, Cliff Robertson, Ted Raimi, Elizabeth Banks, Bruce Campbell, Gregg Edelman, Elya Baskin, Mageina Tovah, Daniel Dae Kim, Hal Sparks, Joel McHale, Stan Lee, Kelly Connell, Brent Briscoe, Emily Deschanel, Jason Fiore-Ortiz, Scott Spiegel, Andrew Bale, Christine Estabrook, Molly Cheek, John Paxton, Lou Volpe, Joy Bryant, Joanne Baron, Peter McRobbie, Tim Jerome, Taylor Gilbert, Peter Vouras, Donnell Rawlings, Zachry Rogers, Ella Rogers, Louis Lombardi, Marc John Jefferies, Roshon Fegam, Brendan Connor, Reed Diamond, Dan Callahan, Elyse Dinh, John Landis, Tim Storms, Susie Park, Christina Della Rose, Tricia Peters, Michael Edward Thomas, Anne Betancourt, Venus Lam, Bill E Rogers, Joe Virzi, Tom Carey, Jopaul Epp, Weston Ep, Peter Allas, Brianna Lynn Brown, William Calvert, Tony Campisi, Joey Coco Diaz, Chloe Dykstra, Simone Gordon, Danny Hicks, Julia Max, Savannah Pope, Timothy Patrick Quill, Jill Sayre, Rickey G Williams, Janet Huege
Director: Sam Raimi
USA & UK: 127 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for stylized action violence
UK Certificate: PG contains moderate fantasy violence
USA Release Date: 30 June 2004
UK Release Date: 15 July 2004
UK Spider-Man 2.1 DVD Release Date: 23 April 2007
"I have been stung by fate. I am its prisoner. A prisoner of my own conscience. My love for the girl I want always to be with is locked within me. With me, she is always in danger from those who fight against me. Without her, I travel a lonely road. My story will always be about the loss of a girl...and every day I ask myself, how long can I endure this loneliness?"
Two years have passed since the mild-mannered Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) walked away from his long time love Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles to cope with "the gift and the curse" of his powers while balancing his dual identities as the elusive superhero Spider-Man and life as a college student. The relationships Peter holds most dear are now in danger of unraveling as he clashes with the powerful, multi-tentacled villain Doctor Octopus aka "Doc Ock" (Alfred Molina).
Peter's life-long yearning for M.J. becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to abandon his secret life and declare his love. In the meantime, M.J. has moved on with her life. She has embarked on an acting career and has a new man in her life. Peter's relationship with his best friend Harry Osborn (James Franco) has been overshadowed by Harry's growing vendetta against Spider-Man, whom he holds responsible for his father's death.
Peter's life becomes even more complicated when he is pitted against a powerful new nemesis, Dr. Otto Octavius (Molina) - "Doc Ock." Peter must now learn to accept his fate and harness all his superhero talents in order to stop this diabolical madman in his octagonal tracks.
Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MANŽ 2 is the highly-anticipated latest instalment in the adventures of the legendary superhero, an exciting and fun-filled adventure, which reunites the cast and filmmakers from the blockbuster first film, including Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Rosemary Harris and J K Simmons, under the leadership of director Sam Raimi and producers Laura Ziskin and Marvel's Avi Arad.
SPIDERMAN 2.1 DVD EXTRAS
The two-disc extended cut Extended Cut is a limited release featuring eight minutes of never-before-seen footage including two brand new scenes, plus an introduction by producers Grant Curtis and Avi Arad, commentary by producer Laura Ziskin and two-time Oscar winning screenwriter Alvin Sargent (Julia, 1978; Ordinary People, 1981).
The all-new bonus disc is packed with added value, including the featurettes Inside Spider-Man 2.1 and the Villains of Spider-Man 3, as well as a sneak peek of Spider-Man 3.