Trivia: In the wrestling scene when Peter has just gotten up the stairs to see the wrestling match (before he signs up) the announcer announces the next fighter to fight Bone Saw. The fighters name is The Flying Dutchman which is the title of one of the old Spider-Man TV shows involving Mysterio. (00:36:00)


Trivia: Peter Parker says 'tally ho' before swinging on his web for the first time. In the director's cut of Army of Darkness, also directed by Sam Raimi, near the end, Ash says the same thing before swinging on a rope to knock Evil Ash off the castle top. (00:26:25)

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: Hugh Jackman was going to have a cameo as Wolverine, but it was scrapped because they couldn't find the costume from X-Men. "We really tried to get me to come on and do something, whether it was a gag or just to walk through the shot or something. The problem was, we couldn't find the suit. And so when they were in New York when I was there, we couldn't get it together."

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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: 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: When Marvel was going through bankruptcy in the late 90's, they gave Sony the opportunity to purchase the film rights to their entire catalogue of available characters for $25 million. Sony declined, thinking no-one cared about Marvel's other characters, and settled on just purchasing the rights to Spider-Man and his supporting characters for $10 million.

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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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Continuity mistake: When Norman is getting ready to test himself, he lies down on the bed, fastens himself in and the doctor goes to the computer. However, when it shows him being brought in to the chamber he has several electrodes connected to his chest and head. (00:15:20)

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Question: What exactly did Mary Jane's father say to her when he was yelling at her at home?


Chosen answer: "You're trash! You're always gonna be trash, just like her!" - He says this presumably in reference to Mary Jane's mother.

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