Amazing Spider-Man, The (1977, USA) C-92m. ** D: E.W. Swackhamer. Starrinbg Nicholas Hammond, David White, Michael Pataki, Hilly Hicks, Lisa Eilbacher, Dick Balduzzi. Corny, naive, rather cheap comic book adaptation made for television about photographer Peter Parker, who is bitten by a spider and turns into the title character, a kind of superhero. Doesn't hold up well today, but is quite engaging, best for kids. Followed by two sequels and a TV series.

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