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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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$1,155,221 (Italy) (26 October 2001)
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In the book the Secret Service is protecting the young boy from the school and Alex Cross is forced onto the case not drawn in. Also there is no female partner like in the beginning of the movie but a partner and best friend since he was 9. See more »

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The kidnapper tells Cross to run from the Watergate to 6th and Pennsylvania Avenue in 14 minutes, a distance of 2.1 miles. Then the kidnapper instructs him to double-back to 12th and Madison in 12 minutes (another .6 miles). The pay phone at 12th and Madison does not exist, that address is in the middle of the National Mall. The kidnapper then instructs Cross to get to Union Station in 4 minutes which is another 1.5 miles. First, that last leg of the run is ridiculous. Secondly, that is a total of 4.2 miles of running 30 minutes-not a bad workout in a full suit, trench coat, and dress shoes. See more »

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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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