Trivia: Subliminal product placement? During the Thanksgiving dinner scene, as Peter clings to his bedroom ceiling, a drop of blood gathers on his arm. The sound of the blood falling and hitting the floor sounded a lot like the famous ketchup splat from the Carl's Jr. TV ads. No guesses as to which fast food chain features Spider-Man toys with its children's meals. (01:23:00)

Trivia: There are many "green" references in the movie, foreshadowing the Green Goblin. In the beginning, Aunt May says, "Will you pass me that green plate," to Uncle Ben. Uncle Ben paints the kitchen green, and most of the decorations at the graduation are green.

Trivia: When Robbie and Jameson are discussing Spider-man, Robbie says that he's a hero, causing Jameson to retort that he's wearing a mask, and asks what he had to hide. According to Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, he wears a mask to hide his fear from his enemies.

Trivia: Grand Curtis, producer of the film, has his name on the newspaper that Norman reads.


Trivia: The Alfa Romeo car in the newspaper is the model "Spider".


Trivia: The first film to feature Marvel's iconic "flipping pages" logo. Although Marvel Studios uses a unique logo now for the films they produce, non "MCU" productions still to this day use this original logo as of 2017.

Trivia: In addition to his brother Ted playing the supporting role of Hoffman, director Sam Raimi's other brother Ivan and his family appeared as extras in the background at the beginning of the film, though they aren't visible as they are out of focus in the distance. Ivan is a screenwriter who often works with Sam, and in addition to a co-writing credit "Spider-Man 3", also did uncredited re-writes on both this film and "Spider-Man 2."

Trivia: Director Sam Raimi was an enormous "Spider-Man" comic-book fan growing up. Such a huge fan, his parents even hired a local artist to paint him a Spider-Man mural on his bedroom wall as a childhood birthday present. Producer Avi Arad stated that, in addition to Raimi's fun, quirky directorial style, part of the reason he was hired was due to his lifelong love of the character.

Trivia: One of Peter's costume designs is of Marvel character Stingray.


Trivia: During the fight sequence between the Green Goblin and Spider-Man towards the end of the film, Willem Dafoe accidentally hit Tobey Maguire on the chin with one blow.

Trivia: While Peter is trying to use the web he says "up up and away" that's a line used by Superman in DC comics.


Trivia: Before being cast in the title role, Tobey Maguire had never read a "Spider-Man" comic.

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