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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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The game is far from over. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,712,407 (USA) (8 April 2001)

Gross:

$74,078,174 (USA)
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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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During the opening credits some of the letters drift down attached to a spider thread. 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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