Trivia: "Bone-Saw" McGraw is played by real-life wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage.


Trivia: JJJ's secretary (the one who takes Peter's cheque) is Betty Brant, one of Peter's girlfriends in the comic books.

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Trivia: A cameo appearance. Jameson (the boss at the newspaper) has the male assistant who is dressed completely in black and has the glasses. This is in fact the director's brother, Ted Raimi.


Trivia: The idea of using web-shooters was abandoned quite early for reality reasons - a student kid discovering such a powerful adhesive on his own, where the government could not? For that reason, the webs were conceived as a 'natural' product from Spidey himself.

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Trivia: Lucy Lawless makes a cameo in this film - when they are talking to people about Spider-Man, she appears as a punker with red hair and says the line 'Guy with eight hands... Sounds hot.'


Trivia: When the board has fired Norman, the board member in the wheelchair is wearing a dark tie with thin colored stripes on it. Later on Peter is wearing this exact tie at Thanksgiving dinner.


Trivia: On Peter's diploma, his name is listed as Peter B. Parker. Peter's middle name, Benjamin, was only used in one issue of Spider-Man, specifically, it was "Web of Spider-Man 19."

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Trivia: When Peter first brings pictures to the Bugle and asks JJJ for a job JJJ says he'll send Peter Christmas meat. Inside joke because Tobey Maguire is a strict vegetarian.

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Suggested correction: Without a source confirming that it seems more likely that it's a simple joke demonstrating JJs lack of generosity, tact and thoughtfulness.

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: Spidey's organic web shooters are one of the few remaining ideas from an earlier (rejected) script treatment by James Cameron.

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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.

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Trivia: Tobey Maguire's (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) brother is in the cable car during the bridge scene along with the other extras.

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Trivia: The wallpaper in Peter's bedroom is blue with little spiderwebs on it.

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Trivia: Every major actor on the set had to read the original Spider-Man comics from the 60s when they worked on this movie.

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Trivia: Towards the end, when the Goblin throws the pumpkin bomb at Spider-Man, you see the flame from the bomb in Spidey's eye before it explodes. This shot is the same as in Sam Raimi's "Darkman" right before Liam Neeson's lab gets destroyed.


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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: Notice the rather brilliant scene with Norman arguing with the Goblin persona in the mirror. This is director Sam Raimi's trademark style, as well as an homage to the Evil Dead series, where he first used the technique.


Trivia: At the High School, when Peter catches Mary-Jane's food with the plate, that's not a special effect. The filmmakers tested many ways for him to do that, but it was very difficult so they decided to put a powerful glue on the plate.

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Trivia: Randy Savage, who plays "Bone Saw" McGraw started his wrestling career as a masked wrestler named "The Spider"

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Trivia: Director Sam Raimi wanted a laugh while Peter Parker was jumping across the buildings. He jumped across each buildings exactly like Trinity did in the beginning of The Matrix (1999).

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Trivia: The Moondance diner that Mary Jane works at is the same diner that Monica works at in the TV show "Friends" during its 2nd and 3rd seasons. It's the theme restaurant for which she has to wear the flame-retardant breasts.

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Trivia: Bruce Campbell has a cameo as the ring announcer at the wrestling match.

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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?

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Trivia: Just an observation, but at the beginning of the movie when we first see Mary Jane on the school bus, she is dressed in the Green Goblin's (from the comic book, anyways) colours. Her top is purple and her coat is green.


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: Several times in the movie, a character will reference one of the comic book titles, when referring to Spider-Man. This is most noticeable when the ring announcer calls him, "Amazing."

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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 begins his transformation into Spider-Man in his bedroom, there is a shot showing synaptic nerves firing in his brain. This is the same shot used in Darkman when he becomes angry and breaks the fingers of the man who doesn't want to give him the pink elephant.


Trivia: The scientist assisting Norman Osborne, who he then kills, is named as Dr Mendell Stromm, the same as a character who became The Robot-Master in the comics and was an enemy of Norman before we found out he was the Green Goblin.


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: At the Oscorp fair, Spider-Man saves a boy from the balloon that's falling on him, and the same boy is on the tram that Spider-Man catches as it's falling.

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Trivia: If you go to the end of the credits, there is the 1960's cartoon theme of Spider-Man.

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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.

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Trivia: When creating Spider-Man, Stan Lee purposely put the "dash" between Spider and Man so fans wouldn't mistake him for Superman since the names are so similar.

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Trivia: When Uncle Ben drops Peter off at the library, he says that he will pick him up at 10:00. But in the subtitles on Chinese prints of the film, it says, "I will pick you up when you are 10 years old."


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: The first film ever to gross over $100 million dollars domestically in its opening weekend. It was also one of the top-ten highest grossing films ever made at the time of its release, though it has since been surpassed by a number of other films.

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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: 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.


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: 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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."

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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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