Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)

US movie (1977 tvm). CBS. Pr Edward J Montagne. Dir E W Swackhamer. Writer Alvin Boretz. Based on the Comic-book characters created by Stan Lee. Starring Ted Danson (Major Collins), Lisa Eilbacher (Judy Tyler), Nicholas Hammond (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Hilly Hicks (Robbie Robertson), Michael Pataki (Captain Barbera), David White (J. Jonah Jameson). 120 mins. Colour.

This pilot to the series The Amazing Spider-Man (1978-1979) finds Spider-Man battling an extortionist who is threatening to kill people using a mind-control device. [BC]


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.