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Along Came a Spider (2001)

When a congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school, detective Alex Cross investigates the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner.

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Storyline

Detective/psychologist Alex Cross loses his partner in an out of control 'bust.' He stops working and cannot forgive himself. He is drawn back to work reluctantly when a senator's daughter is kidnapped and the kidnapper seems to want to deal with Alex personally. Written by Lindsay

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A tangled web of danger and deceit... See more »

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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6 April 2001 (USA)  »

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Telaraña  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,712,407 (USA) (6 April 2001)

Gross:

$74,058,698 (USA) (10 August 2001)
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Trivia

This story takes place over the course of a few days. In the novel, the story takes place over the course of around two years. Also, in the book, Alex Cross is 38 years old with two kids, where as in the film, he is in his mid to late fifties. See more »

Goofs

At the end when Jezzie is trying to get Megan, why? Megan doesn't know about Jezzie, so she could have cut and run with the diamonds and got away. But Megan did recognise her second kidnapper as a man who worked at her school. To be safe, Jezzie needs to make it look as if Soneji killed Megan and no one else was involved. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tracie: Tonight was your first night at the club, wasn't it?
Jim: No. I've been there a few times before.
Tracie: Really? Well, how come I haven't seen you?
Jim: I noticed you the first night I walked in. You always stand out.
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The final two characters listed are Man Who Can't Answer Phone and Potentially Evil Guy On Train See more »

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Featured in The Making of 'Along Came a Spider' (2001) See more »

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Slightly Above Average Despite Some Credibility Problems
2 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Crime story-wise, this was nothing extraordinary but was a pretty solid film. He isn't always like this, but Morgan Freeman does best in films where he's the likable hero-cop. He is definitely that in this film although his character, Alex Cross, is a little too sharp for believability. There were just a bit too many "oh, come on's" said by me watching this as Cross would get computer passwords with no trouble, etc. The odds of that happening are millions-to-one but not in the world of films. There were other examples, too, of him figuring out things that were almost impossible.

For a tough modern-day crime story this film, for the most part, was pretty low- key with low profanity and not a lot of gore or overdone action. That was surprising considering the sordid subject matter. The tameness in here, and Freeman, make this a notch (albeit a small one) above the average thriller.


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