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Along Came a Spider (2001)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dimitri Starodubov
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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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The game is far from over.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Telaraña  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was made after Kiss the Girls (1997). But in the books, "Along Came a Spider" was set before "Kiss the Girls". See more »


When Jezzie is trying to get Megan out of the room in the barn and she shoots through the door of the room, she shoots at least 20 times with a pistol that should hold no more than 15 rounds even with a staggered magazine. See more »


[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 »


Follows Kiss the Girls (1997) See more »

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Great Suspenseful Thriller
30 June 2003 | by (Silicon Valley, California) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this movie and really enjoyed it. It is one of those movies where if you walk to the kitchen for two minutes, you probably missed something important. It leaves you on the edge of your seat throughout the course of the movie. The only flaw that I have with the movie is the decision to use special effects in the first few minutes of the movie. These special effects with the car were not very "special" at all. In fact, it was so unrealistic looking that it was borderline pathetic. Fortunately, this only occurred in this one scene. However, the scene with the thermos (as to not give anything away) was excellent and extremely creative. Morgan Freeman did his usual brilliant job of acting. If you like a good suspenseful thriller/mystery, this may be a good choice for you. 8.5 Stars.

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