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Alex Cross (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Mystery | 19 October 2012 (USA)
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A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled hired killer who specializes in torture and pain.



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Fan Yau Lee (as Stephanie Jacobsen)


Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

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Don't Ever Cross Alex Cross

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references, and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 October 2012 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,396,768 (USA) (19 October 2012)


$25,863,915 (USA) (28 December 2012)

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Did You Know?


The screenplay was originally based on the James Patterson novel CROSS. For marketing purposes, the film title was changed to that of another Patterson novel, "I, Alex Cross". The screenplay, however, is a very loose adaptation, based on CROSS; similarities between book and screenplay are few. See more »


(at around 1h 13 mins) In a fast moving car scene a policeman is clearly standing in the middle of the road holding traffic back. See more »


Thomas Kane: You aren't in the game. The game is in you.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.52 (2013) See more »


Letters in Red and Blue
Written by Anders Ljunggren and Staffan Ljunggren
Performed by Trummor & Orgel
Courtesy of Cosmos Music Group
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Crossed at Cross
21 July 2013 | by (Odense, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps not the worst film i've seen, and may deserve a 3 or maybe even a 4 if I was in a happy way. The things that pulls this down i expectations parred with the title of the film. I do not recognise Alex Crossin this movie, and whats with the sidekick. Come on if you know Alex Cross, you also know his childhood friend and that sure ain't Tommy. The whole setup was like Cross going Dirty Harry. Its like the new Sherlock movies where the great mind, becomes a chaos of violence. I don't know what James Patterson thinks of this movie, but if its positive it must be money talking. Liked Picasso thou, Matthew Fox really found his crazy eyes in this one.

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