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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 serial killer who specializes in torture and pain.

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Thomas Kane
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Picasso
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Giles Mercier
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Maria Cross
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Nana Mama
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Captain Richard Brookwell
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Erich Nunemacher
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Janelle Cross
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Damon Cross
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Detective Jody Klebanoff
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Daramus Holiday
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Chemist
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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


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

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$25,863,915 (USA) (28 December 2012)
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Idris Elba had originally been considered to take over as Alex Cross from Morgan Freeman. Idris had previously starred in Tyler Perry's film Daddy's Little Girls (2007). See more »

Goofs

The end credits incorrectly attribute the hymn tune "Faith of Our Fathers", sung at Maria Cross's funeral, to Colleen Coil. This was merely an arrangement of the 1849 work by Frederick William Faber, with music from 1864. See more »

Quotes

Chemist: I want my lawyer.
Alex Cross: I am your lawyer.
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References Breaking Bad (2008) See more »

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All Our Secrets Are the Same
Written by Rob Cohen (as Rob Cashulin), Randy Edelman, and Jackie DeShannon
Performed by Jackie DeShannon
On Camera Piano Solo by Yara Shahidi
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Good, but still way below Morgan Freeman standards.
3 November 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La) – See all my reviews

I just got through seeing Alex Cross. It was a good enough movie to pay the $5.75 matinée price. The movie had decent action scenes, which is totally out of the norm for Tyler Perry, that kept me entertained. The acting in this movie was pretty good and Tyler Perry himself did do a pretty good job with his part especially being that this is his first action roll. But with all that being said I still can see why Morgan Freeman turned the roll down. This movie was kind of predictable. I was telling my wife what was going to happen in the movie and I hadn't seen this movie before hand, done any research on this movie nor have I heard anyone talking about pieces of the movie. Now I've seen some of Tyler Perry's movies and those ones I have seen is what keeps me from watching his other movies, but this one, although he didn't make this one, is better than anything else he played in. Except Why Did I Get Married. So If you're not doing anything on a Sunday afternoon and want to see a little action and a little suspense it's O.K. to go and see this one.


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