"SPIDER-MAN 2.1," WITH SPECIAL DVD FOOTAGE, AIRS AS
THE "ABC FRIDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK," FEBRUARY 12
"Spider-Man 2.1," starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe and James Franco, airs as the "ABC Friday Movie of the Week," FEBRUARY 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. This movie presentation includes additional footage previously available only on the DVD and will be broadcast in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. The 2004 film garnered the 2005 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.
This second film in the "Spider-Man" film franchise based on the fictional Marvel Comics character finds Peter Parker (Maguire) struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man while he battles villain Dr. Otto Octavius (Molina), who is driven to insanity after his wife dies and a failed experiment leaves him with mechanical tentacles. Octavius' evil ways turn him into Doctor Octopus, as he terrorizes the people of New York City.
"Spider-Man 2.1" stars Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, James Franco as Harry Osborn, Alfred Molina as Doc Ock/Dr. Otto Octavius, Rosemary Harris as May Parker, J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson, Donna Murphy as Rosalie Octavius, Daniel Gillies as John Jameson, Dylan Baker as Dr. Curt Conners, Bill Nunn as Joseph �Robbie' Robertson, Vanessa Ferlito as Louise, Aasif Mandvi as Mr. Aziz, Cliff Robertson as Ben Parker, Ted Raimi as Hoffman and Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin/Norman Osborn.
"Spider-Man 2.1" is produced by Joseph M. Caracciolo, Kevin Feige, Stan Lee Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin for Marvel Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions and Columbia Pictures. The 2004 film was directed by Sam Raimi, written Alvin Sargent and developed by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar and Michael Chabon. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED) (Broadcast in stereo where available)
"SPIDER-MAN 2.1" IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network's HDTV broadcast of "Spider-Man 2.1" will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. This program carries a TV-PG,V parental guideline.