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Never made it through this film. I walked out of the movie theater on first viewing. Tried to watch several more times but It made mad and I had to turn it off.
|Tobey Maguire||Spider-Man / Peter Parker|
|Kirsten Dunst||Mary Jane Watson|
|J.K. Simmons||J. Jonah Jameson|
|Rosemary Harris||May Parker|
|James Cromwell||Captain Stacey|
|Daniel Gillies||John Jameson|
|Bryce Dallas Howard||Gwen Stacey|
|Theresa Russell||Emma Marko|
|Dylan Baker||Dr. Curt Connors|
|Bill Nunn||Joseph "Robbie" Robertson|
|Cliff Robertson||Ben Parker|
|Bruce Campbell||Maître d|
|Elizabeth Banks||Miss Brant|
|James Franco||New Goblin / Harry Osborn|
|Thomas Haden Church||Sandman / Flint Marko|
|Topher Grace||Venom / Eddie Brock|
|Perla Haney-Jardine||Penny Marko|
|Willem Dafoe||Green Goblin / Norman Osborn|
|Elya Baskin||Mr. Ditkovitch|
|Becky Ann Baker||Mrs. Stacy|
|Stan Lee||Man in Times Square|
|Michael Papajohn||Dennis Carradine / Carjacker|
|Joe Manganiello||Flash Thompson|
|Lucy Gordon||Jennifer Dugan|
|Bruce Campbell||Maitre d'|
|Tobey Maguire||Peter Parker|
|Bill Pope||Director of Photography|
|Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr.||Executive Producer|
|Kevin Feige||Executive Producer|
|James Acheson||Costume Design|
|Neil Spisak||Production Design|
|J. Michael Riva||Production Design|
|Christopher Young||Original Music Composer|
|Leslie A. Pope||Set Decoration|
|Katina Le Kerr||Costume Design|
|Stan Lee||Story Contributor|
|Steve Ditko||Story Contributor|
"The battle within."
"Every hero has a choice, to face the darkness... or be consumed by it."
"One man will fight to find the hero within"
"Next summer, the greatest battle lies... within."
"How long can any man fight the darkness... before he finds it in himself?"
Peter Parker plans to propose to Mary Jane Watson, who has just made her Broadway musical debut. A meteorite crashes near the two in Central Park, and an extraterrestrial symbiote attaches itself to Peter's moped. While fleeing police, escaped prisoner Flint Marko falls into a particle accelerator that fuses his body with surrounding sand and allows him to shapeshift at will as the Sandman. Peter's best friend, Harry Osborn, who knows Peter is Spider-Man and holds him responsible for his father's death, attacks Peter using weapons based on his father's Green Goblin technology. Harry injures his head and suffers from partial amnesia, making him forget his revenge and that Peter is Spider-Man. During a festival honoring Spider-Man, Marko robs an armored car. NYPD Captain George Stacy tells Peter and Aunt May that Marko was Uncle Ben's killer, and the deceased Dennis Carradine only an accomplice. While a vengeance-obsessed Peter sleeps, the symbiote bonds with him. Peter wakes up hanging from a skyscraper and discovers his costume has changed and his powers have been enhanced, but the symbiote brings out Peter's dark side. Wearing the new black suit, Spider-Man locates Marko and fights him in a subway tunnel, ultimately reducing him to mud using water.Peter's changed personality alienates Mary Jane, whose career is floundering, and she finds solace with Harry. Urged on by a hallucination of his father, Harry recovers from his amnesia and compels Mary Jane to break up with Peter. After Mary Jane tells Peter she is in love with another man, Harry meets with Peter and claims to be "the other guy". Later, Peter, wearing the black suit, confronts Harry and fights him. Harry throws a pumpkin bomb at Peter, who deflects it back, disfiguring Harry's face.Under the symbiote's influence, Peter exposes Eddie Brock, a rival photographer at the Daily Bugle, by submitting doctored photographs showing Spider-Man as a criminal. Furious at having to print a retraction, J. Jonah Jameson fires Eddie. Meanwhile, the Sandman recovers from his injuries.To make Mary Jane jealous, Peter brings Gwen Stacy, Brock's girlfriend, to the nightclub where Mary Jane works; Brock secretly sees them and assumes they are dating. Gwen catches on and storms out. Peter brawls with the bouncers and, after accidentally hitting Mary Jane, realizes the symbiote is changing him. He retreats to a church bell tower. While trying to remove the symbiote costume he hits the church's bell, weakening the alien and making it easier to remove. Peter tears the symbiote off and it falls to the lower tower, landing on Brock, who is praying for Peter's death. The symbiote bonds with Brock, transforming him into Venom. Venom finds the Sandman and offers to join forces.Brock hijacks Mary Jane's taxi and hangs it from a web hundreds of feet above a sand-filled construction site. Peter seeks Harry's help, but is rejected. While Peter clashes with Brock, Harry learns the truth about his father's death from his butler and goes to help Peter. Harry temporarily subdues a gigantic incarnation of the Sandman, breaking him apart. Brock webs Harry's glider, causing it to bump into some pipes, making sonic vibrations that weaken the symbiote. Peter recalls how the church bells weakened it previously. Brock then tries impaling Peter with Harry's glider, but Harry jumps in the way. Peter grabs pipes and forms a ring around Venom, creating a wall of sonic vibrations. The alien releases Brock, and Peter pulls Brock away from the creature. Peter throws a pumpkin bomb from Harry's glider at the symbiote, but Brock jumps in to re-bond with it, and both are destroyed by the blast.Marko tells Peter he never intended to kill Ben, but only wanted his car and shot him by accident when Dennis grabbed his arm. He claims Ben's death has haunted him since. Peter forgives Marko, who dissipates and floats away. Peter and Harry forgive each other, and Harry dies with Mary Jane and Peter at his side. Days later, Peter visits the jazz bar where Mary Jane is singing, and they dance.
Theatrical : 2007-05-04 : United States of America
DVD : 2007-10-30