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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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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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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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Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Morgan Freeman's second and final appearance as Dr. Alex Cross. Tyler Perry would later take over the role in Alex Cross (2012). See more »

Goofs

Dr. Cross refers to the executed kidnapper of the Lindbergh baby as "Richard Bruno Hauptmann". The kidnapper's name was actually "Bruno Richard Hauptmann". 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 »

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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Hey give it some slack...
6 February 2002 | by rye9969See all my reviews

I've been reading some of the comments for this movie, and think that many of you are over-critical. This is a psychological thriller, and plays it's part well. Morgan Freeman is one of my favourite actors, and he plays Detective Alex Cross very well. I enjoyed the movie on a thriller type basis. If you want to be critical about it not living up to the book's legend then fine... cause I'll be the first one to tell you that it's barely anything like the book. "Along Came a Spider" was a wonderful book and the character of Gary Soneji was compared to a spider... if anyone was wondering why the title was called that. I'm not one to bash movies unless they are horrible, and for those of you that think this movie is horrible... thats just your call. This movie is good, its just not the book. *** out of *****


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