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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 »

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Drama | Thriller

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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

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

Historical reference - When Alex is admiring the rifle at Jezzie's house, she tells him that her father won it in a poker game. The hand was aces and eights, which Alex refers to as the "Dead Man's Hand." The legend is that Wild Bill Hickok was holding this hand (specifically black aces, black eights) when he was murdered in 1876. See more »

Goofs

Cross and Jezzie get on the Washington, DC Metro at Union Station, but the station shown does not resemble the DC area metro system. 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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During the opening credits some of the letters drift down attached to a spider thread. See more »

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The book is not closed. A mind game with a profiler.
27 February 2002 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

A terrific movie. Suspense, thrills and a plot that twists and turns. Detective Alex Cross(Morgan Freeman),on sick leave recovering from the lose of his partner, is called back into action when the daughter of Senator Rose(Michael Moriarty) is kidnapped from her private school. Cross is an expert profiler and is very successful in tracking down elusive criminals.

Michael Wincott plays the savvy kidnapper. Also in the cast are: Monica Potter, Mika Boorem and Dylan Baker. Penelope Ann Miller is the Senator's wife. Very tense mood throughout with Freeman strong and steady. Probably the best acting is turned in by easy on the eye Ms. Potter.

The kidnapper has the detective hurrying to keep pace in the race to save the little girl's life. A surprising twist makes for a very satisfying finale. This thriller is just that.


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