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Earth vs. the Spider (2001)

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A shy, obsessive comic book fan gets injected with an experimental serum of a lab that is studying how to give humans the abilities of spiders. At first he develops minor abilities such as ... See full summary »

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Scott Ziehl

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Mark 'Crash' McCreery (story), Cary Solomon (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Det. Insp. Jack Grillo
Devon Gummersall ... Quentin Kemmer
Amelia Heinle ... Stephanie Lewis
Theresa Russell ... Trixie Grillo
Christopher Cousins ... Officer Williams
Mario Roccuzzo Mario Roccuzzo ... Nick Bezis
John Cho ... Han
Randall Huber ... Midtown murderer
Gregorio Gregorio ... Gutterpunk #1 (as Zia)
Lloyd Lowe Jr. Lloyd Lowe Jr. ... Lloyd (gutterpunk #2) (as Lloyd Lowe)
Michael Keenan ... Willie
Ted Rooney ... Coroner
Dan Martin ... Huge cop
Rob Hill Rob Hill ... Liquor store cop
Brian J. Gilbert Brian J. Gilbert ... Photojournalist
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A shy, obsessive comic book fan gets injected with an experimental serum of a lab that is studying how to give humans the abilities of spiders. At first he develops minor abilities such as increased strength, which allows him to fight local criminals and bullies, thus living out his dream of being a superhero, and impressing his attractive next-door neighbor. Things start to get more odd when he is able to shoot webs out of his abdomen. Then he loses control over the force with which he applies his increasingly deadly abilities, as well as his judgment to discern between criminals and jokesters. His dream becomes a nightmare when he starts growing large spider body parts, he's in constant pain, and he develops a nearly insatiable hunger. A detective with a traumatized wife begins investigating when bodies covered in cobwebs and spider venom start piling up. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Science made Quentin a mutant. Nature made him a killer.


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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spider See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The character Quentin Kemmer is named after Ed Kemmer, star of the original _Earth vs the Spider (1958)_. See more »

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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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Walk the Walk
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Talk about bad skin
24 November 2010 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

Borrowing its name from a 1950s schlockfest, EARTH tells the tale of a nerd who is injected with a formula that slowly turns him into a spider-like creature. At first, he is a bit of a hero as he confronts criminals. But soon enough, he begins mutating into a truly hideous spider-like monster that will suck the marrow out of anybody and everybody. Nothing to write home about, EARTH has absolutely nothing to do with the original, which was about a giant spider on the loose. This low-budget TV movie actually owes more to the Jeff Goldblum version of THE FLY. Worth a look if you're a Dan Ackroyd fan. Ackroyd plays a detective hot on the trail of the spider guy.


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