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FULL SYNOPSIS

Stan Lee's all-too-human superhero returns to the screen in this highly anticipated sequel to 2002's blockbuster hit Spider-Man. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is attempting to juggle college classes and his job as a photographer with the Daily Bugle while maintaining his secret life as costumed crime-fighter Spider-Man. Parker is also struggling to hold on to his relationship with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), who is beginning to enjoy success as a model and actress, and both Mary Jane and Peter have noticed he's beginning to buckle under the strain. Parker's friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is also beginning to fray due to Peter's seeming alliance with Spider-Man, whom Harry blames for the death of his father, the nefarious Norman Osborn. As Parker weighs his responsibilities to himself and those around him against the obligations that come with his special powers, Spider-Man is faced with a new nemesis -- Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), a deranged scientist whose latest project has turned him into the near-invincible cyborg Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man 2 was directed by Sam Raimi, who helmed the first film, and much of the original cast has also reunited for this sequel, including Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, and Bruce Campbell. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 30, 2004

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Dykstra Best Visual Effects 2004 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joseph Geisinger Best Sound Mixing 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Anthony LaMolinara Best Visual Effects 2004 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scott Stokdyk Best Visual Effects 2004 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kevin O'Connell Best Sound Mixing 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Greg P. Russell Best Sound Mixing 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jeffrey J. Haboush Best Sound Mixing 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Frazier Best Visual Effects 2004 Winner

Cast

Tobey Maguire
as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Kirsten Dunst
as Mary Jane Watson
James Franco
as Harry Osborn
Alfred Molina
as Dr. Otto Octavius, AKA Doctor Octopus
Rosemary Harris
as Aunt May
J.K. Simmons
as J. Jonah Jameson
Donna Murphy
as Rosalie Octavius
Daniel Gillies
as John Jameson
Dylan Baker
as Dr. Curt Connors
Bill Nunn
as Joseph "Robbie" Robertson
Vanessa Ferlito
as Louise
Aasif Mandvi
as Mr. Aziz
Willem Dafoe
as Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Cliff Robertson
as Ben Parker
Ted Raimi
as Hoffman
Elizabeth Banks
as Miss Brant
Bruce Campbell
as Snooty Usher
Bonnie Somerville
Joel McHale
as Mr. Jacks
Jason Ortiz
as Henry

Crew

Sam Raimi
Director
Avi Arad
Producer
Laura Ziskin
Producer
Michael Chabon
Screen Story
Alvin Sargent
Screenwriter
Steve Ditko
Book Author
Alfred Gough
Screen Story
Miles Millar
Screen Story
Anette Haellmigk
Cinematographer
Bill Pope
Cinematographer
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Bob Murawski
Editor
Neil Spisak
Production Designer
Jeff Knipp
Art Director
Steven A. Saklad
Art Director
Tom Valentine
Art Director
Scott P. Murphy
Art Director
Grant Curtis
Co-producer
Joseph M. Carraciolo
Executive Producer
Stan Lee
Executive Producer
Kevin Feige
Executive Producer
Mick Cukurs
Set Designer
John Chichester
Set Designer
Jeff Markwith
Set Designer
C. Scott Baker
Set Designer
Daniel R. Jennings
Set Designer
Robert Woodruff
Set Designer
Patte Strong-Lord
Set Designer
Gary Jones
Costume Designer
James Acheson
Costume Designer
Susan Bode-Tyson
Set Decorator
Jay R. Hart
Set Decorator
Greg P. Russell
Sound/Sound Designer
Kevin O'Connell
Sound/Sound Designer
Jeffrey J. Haboush
Sound/Sound Designer
Joseph Geisinger
Sound/Sound Designer
John Frazier
Special Effects
Anthony LaMolinara
Special Effects
Eric Heffron
First Assistant Director
Dianne Crittenden
Casting
Jeffrey Lynch
Second Unit Director
Scott Stokdyk
Visual Effects Supervisor
Zoic Studios
Visual Effects
Jonathan P.B. Taylor
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Peter Menzies, Jr.
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Dan Bradley
Second Unit Director
Dan Bradley
Stunts Coordinator
Dion Lam
Fights Choreographer
Sande Scoredos
Visual Effects
John Dykstra
Visual Effects
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