Spider-Man 2

Trivia: Dr. Curt Connors, Peter's one-armed teacher in the film, is the man who will later become The Lizard, one of Spider-Man's longest running enemies.

Trivia: In the scene where J. Jonah Jameson is thinking of a name for Octavius, Hoffman shouts out "Dr. Strange" and JJJ says "Already taken." Dr. Strange is another Marvel hero who lives in New York.

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Trivia: When Peter hits the ground after failing to clear the building, he gets up and complains about his back hurting. Tobey Maguire (Peter) almost didn't reprise his role as Spider-Man because of a back problem.

Trivia: In the hospital scene when Doc Ock's mechanical arms are attacking the surgeons, there is a scene where the camera cuts to a surgeon raising the chainsaw in the air. That scene looks a lot like the scene from "Evil Dead 2" (1993) where the camera does the same thing when Ash grabs the chainsaw to cut off his hand. Another Sam Raimi film.

Trivia: The shot where Peter dumps the Spider-Man costume in the trash and walks away is a direct copy of a frame from the comic issue entitled "Spider-Man No More." This page was pencilled by one of the longest running creator's of Spider-Man John Romita Snr.

Trivia: In the scene where Peter drops his books on the college grounds and bends down to pick them up, a black bag comes by and smacks Peter in the face. The person carrying the bag is director Sam Raimi.

Trivia: The annoying usher that doesn't let Peter into the theater to see Mary Jane's play is none other than Bruce Campbell, who makes a cameo/stars in most of Sam Raimi's movies. He was also the ring announcer in the first movie.

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Trivia: John Jameson later becomes The Man-Wolf in the comics.

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Trivia: Peter's landlord is Mr. Ditkovitch. Steve Ditko was the co-creator of Spider-man.

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Trivia: Spider-Man creator Stan Lee makes his standard cameo appearance for this film when Spider-Man and Doc Ock are fighting on the side of the building. The first shot of the street during the fight shows a woman being pushed out of the way as some debris falls; the man pushing her is Lee.

Trivia: In one scene after Spider-Man has lost his powers, he catches a ride on an elevator. On one floor, a young man gets on and comments about Peter's "great Spidey costume". Peter says he made it himself, it itches, and rides up in the crotch, causing a strange look from the young man. The young man was Hal Sparks, who plays Michael Novotny on the US version of "Queer As Folk". Michael's a gay comic book store owner and diehard fan (and walking encyclopedia) of the whole superhero genre.

Trivia: When Spider-Man sets the pizzas on the balcony, we see a man try to steal a piece. This man is Scott Spiegel. Spiegel has appeared in almost all of Sam Raimi's films, including The Evil Dead, Darkman, and the first Spider-Man.

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Trivia: Sam Raimi brings his trademark Oldsmobile (which appears in all his films bar "The Quick and the Dead", for obvious reasons) back for Spidey 2. It makes a number of guest appearances at Aunt May's house.

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Trivia: The two boys on the train that return the mask to Peter are in fact Tobey Maguire's (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) half-brothers.

Trivia: Spoiler: This is the only Spider-Man movie not to end at a funeral. Spider-Man ended with Norman's funeral, Spider-Man 3 ended with Harry's, The Amazing Spider-Man ended with Captain Stacey's, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ends with Gwen Stacey's funeral.

Trivia: In the scene right after Doc Ock's foiled bank robbery, where he, Spidey, and Aunt May climb around on the building side, the actors - including 76 year old Rosemary Harris - actually were hanging from the building, secured by wires.

Trivia: Co-writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are reportedly responsible for much of the final script, though they only received a story credit due to the confusing rules and studio red-tape regarding how screenwriters are credited.

Trivia: The Blues Brothers director John Landis has a cameo as the doctor who is killed by Dr. Octopus.

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Quotes

May Parker: We need a hero, couragous sacrificing people, setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero, people line up for 'em, cheer for them, scream their names, and years later tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who told them to HOLD ON a second longer. I believe theres a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble. And finally gets us to die with pride. Even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want most, even our dreams.

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Mistakes

Harry tells Doc Ock that in order to find Spider-Man he must find Peter first. Doc Ock finds Peter with Mary Jane in the cafe and throws a car through the window straight at them, then later throws Peter against a brick wall. Any normal person would've been killed instantly (or very badly injured), and Doc Ock doesn't yet know that Peter is Spider-Man. Given that Peter is his only lead on Spider-Man, it makes no sense that Doc Ock would try to kill him.

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