|Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge|
|Directed by:||Don McDougall|
|Produced by:||Lionel E. Siegel|
|Screenplay by:||Lionel E. Siegel|
|Based on the
|Stan Lee &|
Robert F. Simon
|Music by:||Stu Phillips|
|Distributed by:||Colombia Pictures|
|Release Date:||13 February, 1981|
|Preceeded by:||Spider-Man Strikes Back|
Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge is a 1981 made-for-television film directed by Don McDougall and starring Nicholas Hammond as the tile character. It combined both parts of the two-part episode of the conteporary TV show The Amazing Spider-Man shown on TV in 1979, "The Chinese Web".
Min Lo Chan, the Chinese Minister of Industrial Development, who happens to be an old college friend of J. Jonah Jameson, flees China and comes to the United States to locate three men who during the war approached him and offered him money for secrets about Mao Zedong, which he refused at the time. He stays with his daughter, Emily Chan who lives in New York City. But now it appears the incident is being investigated and he needs to find one of them quickly in order to verify his innocence.
He asks Mr. Jameson to help him find them, but he wants it done quietly because it seems that there are elements who want him convicted, so Jameson asks Peter Parker to talk to three ex-Marines on his behalf, but also to find them discretely. However, it seems one of those elements is an industrialist, Zeider, who is among the ones being considered to build a power plant for the Chinese Government that is worth one billion dollars, and the industrialist knows that the official is considering another company but if he's convicted he knows that his successor will award the contract to him. So he sends Clyde Evans to make sure he doesn't find his witnesses or make sure he doesn't return to China alive.
As Spider-Man, Peter saves Min's life several times. Then Peter gets a line of the last of the Marines needed to clear Min's name, Professor Dent, who agrees to help. Along with Min, Peter and his own niece Emily, he flies to Hong Kong to testify. But Zeider has Dent kidnapped to ensure his silence. With Emily's help, Spidey traces the kidnappers to Zeider. He captures Zeider, ensuring the safety of Dent's life and Min's reputation.
However, Zeider has Dent kidnapped to ensure his silence. With Emily's help, Spider-Man traces the kidnappers to Zeider. He captures Zeider, ensuring the safety of Dent's life. He then proceeds to prove Min's innocence
- Nicholas Hammond as Spider-Man/Peter Parker
- Rosalind Chao as Emily Chan
- Robert F. Simon as J. Jonah Jameson
- Benson Fong as Min Lo Chan
- Richard Erdman as Zeider
- Ellen Bry as Julie Masters
- Chip Fields as Rita Conway
- John Milford as Professor Dent
- Hagan Beggs as Clyde Evans
- George Cheung as Doctor Pai
- Ted Danson as Major Collings
- Myron Healey as Lieutenant Olson
- Anthony Charnota as Quinn
- Tony Clark as Joe