The Cash Register Thief is a minor antagonist in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and the 2014 video game The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He is a small-time criminal armed with an unregistered firearm that seems to knock off small businesses in New York City. Although his role in the film series is relatively minor to the overall storylines, his actions indirectly leads up to the birth of Spider-Man.

He was portrayed by Leif Gantvoort.

Biography

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Peter Parker was in a convenience store trying to buy some chocolate milk. He didn't have enough change so had to leave it. A man with sunglasses and a star tattoo on his left wrist behind Peter in the queue knocked something over, to distract the store clerk, then stole the money from the till before throwing the drink to Peter. The man then ran off, pursued by the Store Clerk who asked for Peter's help to catch him. Peter refused due to the owner's greed and the thief ran into Ben Parker, who tried to stop him from picking up his gun. The thief managed to grab his gun and shot Ben in the chest, the thief then ran off, and Ben died almost instantly. Peter, furious at both the thief and himself, ends up swearing revenge.

Peter then listens to crime reports and follows any that sound like the Cash Register Thief. He locates and apprehends many criminals who fit the description, but none of them have a tattoo on their wrist. His obsession with revenge gets himself in trouble with Capt. Stacy who vows to track down Spider-Man for the attacks.

Even after the death of Capt. Stacy following the Lizard's defeat, the Cash Register Thief is still at large and wanted by the police.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (video game)

While in the film continuity it's not known if Peter is still looking for him, in the game the first few missions involve Spider-Man looking for the Cash Register Thief, named in the game as Dennis Carradine. Eventually, Spider-Man finds him dead in a back alley, having been murdered by Cletus Kassady.

Trivia

  • Michael Papajohn, who played Dennis Carradine in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man film series, made a cameo appearance as Rajit Ratha's driver in The Amazing Spider-Man. However, he initially asked if he could play Uncle Ben's killer again, but the part was given to Leif Gantvoort.
  • As The Amazing Spider-Man video games are considered an alternative timeline and therefore non-canonical to the film duology, it's possible that the Cash Register Thief isn't named Dennis Carradine like the video game depicts and is possibly still alive and active.

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