Trivia: The World Trade Center buildings were mostly edited out, but if you look close enough in three different scenes, you can still see it - a few images were left in in tribute. 1) When Peter is sitting on the Chrysler Building eagle, you can see 2 separate rows of lights next to the Empire State Building. 2) When it cuts to Spider-Man's face looking at the city, it is in his right eye. 3) At the end, when he is swinging on the flagpole (this one is the hardest to spot).
Trivia: The script of the movie is actually quite close to the original comics' story line. The major difference is that the Green Goblin's hostage in their final fight was not M.J., but Gwen Stacy, Spidey's other serious romance, who died from the shock of the fall when (or even before) Spidey caught her. She broke her neck when Spidey stopped her in mid-air with his webbing, something Superman and other movies ignore.
Trivia: At the festival when the Green Goblin throws his grenades and the crowds react, right before they get a shot of Parker, you see Stan Lee (creator of Spider-Man). He was supposed to originally pick up the little girl that he was pushing to safety, but he's quite old now, and after several takes he said that if they wanted him to pick her up, they were going to be there all day.
Trivia: Not a mistake, more of an egg...When Peter gets home after seeing MJ at the diner, he mentions to Harry about getting fired by Dr. Conners for being late. Dr. Conners is also known as the Spider-Man villain The Lizard. Also, during the first scene with JJJ, he tells his staff to get better pictures of Spider-Man and the black guy responds, "Eddie has been trying all week"...This could be Venom, aka Eddie Brock who was also a reporter for the Daily Bugle. Could these have been hints as to future Spidey villains?
Trivia: As an abstract signature, Sam puts the Oldsmobile from The Evil Dead, in all of his movies. It is an 1973 Oldsmobile Delta Royal. The car has been in every one of Sam Rami's films except for Quick and the Dead. The automobile has belonged to Sam since high school and was speculated by Bruce Campbell that it was so important to the director because he lost his virginity in that car. Hey it is a very roomy car. Uncle Ben is driving that same Oldsmobile when giving Pete a ride to the "library".
Trivia: During the scene when Spider-Man is saving the baby from the fire, he must go back into the burning building to save a screaming woman. For anyone who plays the Sony Playstation and has played Parasite Eve II will easily recognize those screams from the game, when Aya must go rescue the screaming woman from the room in Dryfield that is behind the bolted cabinet. The filmmakers took those voice overs right from the video game.
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Trivia: When Peter meets Mary Jane just after her audition, he tells her "I was in the neighborhood", then goes on to list how many taxis and buses he had to take to get into the neighborhood. This is the exact same line said by Liza Minelli to Dudley Moore in the film "Arthur," at Arthur's engagement party.
Trivia: One of the early trailers for this movie featured bank robbers getting away in a helicopter, but getting stuck by Spider-Man's webbing in between the Twin Towers. After 9/11, the trailer was recalled, along with a subsequent poster featuring the Twin Towers' reflection in Spidey's eyes.
Trivia: Bit of trivia - when Peter Parker finally gets the nerve to talk to Mary Jane, he nervously says "Let's get some lunch some evening". This is exactly the same line the hero of the Sam Raimi film "Crimewave" says when he asks the heroine out. Is Sam Raimi thumbing his nose just a little at the critics of "Crimewave"? I think so. Also, the same yellow Olds was used in the final chase scene of "Crimewave" (as in most Sam Raimi films) along with a lot of the same stunts (punch through the windshield, etc).
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.
Trivia: During the Thanksgiving dinner that occurred right after the fight in the burning building, notice the clothes Peter and Norman are wearing. Peter is wearing a green shirt (the Green Goblin's color), Norman wears a blue shirt with a red tie (Spider-Man's colors). Also, Harry is wearing all of the colours - green shirt, red tie, and blue coat.
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.
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.
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