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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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Lee Tamahori

Writers:

James Patterson (novel), Marc Moss (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Alex Cross
Monica Potter ... Jezzie Flannigan
Michael Wincott ... Gary Soneji
Dylan Baker ... Ollie McArthur
Mika Boorem ... Megan Rose
Anton Yelchin ... Dimitri Starodubov
Kim Hawthorne ... Agent Hickley
Jay O. Sanders ... Kyle Craig
Billy Burke ... Ben Devine
Michael Moriarty ... Senator Hank Rose
Penelope Ann Miller ... Elizabeth Rose
Anna Maria Horsford ... Vickie
Scott Heindl ... Floyd the Fisherman
Christopher Shyer ... Jim Gelway
Jill Teed ... Tracie Fisher
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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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A tangled web of danger and deceit... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Telaraña See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,712,407, 8 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$74,078,174

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,178,561
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot over a period of two months. See more »

Goofs

As the two Secret Service men are running past the front gate after the kidnapping, the bar on the gate has been lowered and they run around it. In the video tapes of the same scene that Cross reviews, the two men run straight out into the street, and there is no bar blocking their path. 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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Crazy Credits

The final two characters listed are Man Who Can't Answer Phone and Potentially Evil Guy On Train See more »

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Referenced in The Making of 'Along Came a Spider' (2001) See more »

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Slightly Above Average Despite Some Credibility Problems
2 August 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Crime story-wise, this was nothing extraordinary but was a pretty solid film. He isn't always like this, but Morgan Freeman does best in films where he's the likable hero-cop. He is definitely that in this film although his character, Alex Cross, is a little too sharp for believability. There were just a bit too many "oh, come on's" said by me watching this as Cross would get computer passwords with no trouble, etc. The odds of that happening are millions-to-one but not in the world of films. There were other examples, too, of him figuring out things that were almost impossible.

For a tough modern-day crime story this film, for the most part, was pretty low- key with low profanity and not a lot of gore or overdone action. That was surprising considering the sordid subject matter. The tameness in here, and Freeman, make this a notch (albeit a small one) above the average thriller.


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