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The ending for the film was re-shot due to poor test audience reception.
Morgan Freeman's second and final appearance as Dr. Alex Cross. Tyler Perry would later take over the role in 2012.
This film was made after Kiss the Girls (1997). But in the books, "Along Came a Spider" was set before "Kiss the Girls".
In the novel, Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are lovers.
Kiss the Girls (1997) director Gary Fleder turned down the chance to direct this film, opting to make Impostor (2001) instead.
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This story takes place over the course of a few days. In the novel that the film is based on, 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.
When Alex is looking through Jezzie's computer, there is an article on the Casanova Killer from the previous film, Kiss the Girls.
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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".
Michael Moriarty plays the father of the kidnapped girl named 'Megan'. Moriarty previously played the part of the stepfather ('Hull Barret') of a girl also named 'Megan' in the 1985 feature film 'Pale Rider' with Clint Eastwood.
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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.
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In the previous film, "Kiss the Girls", Cary Elwes plays an FBI agent. Elwes and this film's Monica Potter would later co-star as husband and wife in "Saw".
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Jezzie's handgun is a Smith & Wesson 3913.
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Alex Cross's handgun is a nickel-plated Sig-Sauer P226.
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Mika Booreem (Megan) and Anton Yelchin (Dimitri) would later go on to star together in "Hearts in Atlantis"(2001) as Carol & Bobby.
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Billy Burke kidnaps a girl named Megan. In 24, he plays a father who tries to kidnap his daughter after killing her mother. His daughter's name is Megan
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Substantial changes were made from the book on which the movie is based. In the books, the Gary Soneji story arc continues for four books, and he dies under entirely different circumstances. Also, there are two kids kidnapped in the book, one of which dies in the process, which results in Jezzie Flannigan's execution via lethal injection.
The shotgun Alex cross kills Sonjei with is a CZ "redhead" shotgun.
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