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Along Came a Spider (2001)

 -  Action | Crime | Mystery  -  6 April 2001 (USA)
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A congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school by an insider who calls Det. Alex Cross, sucking him into the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner.

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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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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,155,221 (Italy) (26 October 2001)

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$1,155,221 (Italy) (26 October 2001)
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The scene where Alex Cross pays the kidnapper by throwing the thermos containing the ransom from the window of a transit train is taken from James Patterson's novel "Roses Are Red", which starred Alex Cross investigating another of his "best enemies", Kyle Craig, aka "The Mastermind". See more »

Goofs

While it is true that the Secret Service does not protect Senators' children, they do protect visiting Heads of State. Since Dimitri was the son of the Russian president, it is possible that they were in fact protecting him, but using Megan as a cover. As it turns out, Dimitri was Soneji's true target, making it plausible (although not probable) that he needed the additional protection. See more »

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[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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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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