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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.

Director:

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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The game is far from over. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Gary Soneji's prosthetic makeup and affected British accent make him look and sound like actor David Thewlis. See more »

Goofs

Cross and Jezzie get on the Washington, DC Metro at Union Station, but when the train is shown coming out of the tunnel it is a different train type than that used on the metro and has a red-and-blue "MTA" logo on the front instead of the Metro's brown "M" logo - it is in actuality the Baltimore subway. 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

During the opening credits some of the letters drift down attached to a spider thread. See more »

Connections

Followed by Double Cross See more »

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Speaking as one who hasn't read the book...
16 February 2002 | by mcquestionSee all my reviews

I must say this film was better than your average thriller to me. Call me stupid, that's just fine, but I didn't see the ending coming at all. Of course, it didn't hurt the film's stature to have Morgan Freeman back in the lead role, the guy doesn't seem to be able to make a bad film and is one of the most underappreciated actors of his time. Also, Michael Wincott is one hell of a great villain, as he has proved time and time again in The Crow and Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, as well as this film. Monica Potter is indeed Julia Robert's clone, and that's not good in my eyes. I cannot stand Julia Roberts or any movie she has ever been in (I actually WATCHED My Best Friend's Wedding with my girlfriend in the theaters, and it was so bad even she couldn't watch it). All in all, I highly recommend this film as a modern day thriller. Yes, it has a few holes and gets bogged down a bit in the middle, but Freeman as always is a delight to watch and the film is about as good a thriller as you'll find in modern times. That's just one guy's opinion.


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