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The terrifying sequel to Kiss the Girls, Along Came a Spider stars Morgan Freeman and Monica Potter as two frantic partners trying to piece together a chilling crime. Paramount has put together some nice video and audio portions to temper the lack of supplements on this disc. The 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is very good, almost reference quality. All colors and black levels are spot-on and show no signs of imperfections. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 and is also first-rate. Jerry Goldsmith's ...
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The terrifying sequel to Kiss the Girls, Along Came a Spider stars Morgan Freeman and Monica Potter as two frantic partners trying to piece together a chilling crime. Paramount has put together some nice video and audio portions to temper the lack of supplements on this disc. The 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is very good, almost reference quality. All colors and black levels are spot-on and show no signs of imperfections. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 and is also first-rate. Jerry Goldsmith's tense score complements a very nice directional mix of effects and dialogue. Also included on this disc is a Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround track in both French and English, as well as captions and subtitles in English. Sadly, the only extra features available on this disc are a theatrical trailer in anamorphic widescreen and a 14-minute "making of" feature that tends to lean more towards promotional than insightful. If fans of Kiss the Girls are up for another round with detective Alex Cross, then this DVD edition of Along Came a Spider may be just the thing.
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Special Features

Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby digital: English 5.1 surround; English dolby surround; French dolby surround; English subtitles; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Theatrical trailer; Behind-the-scenes featurette
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All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
The novel by best-selling author James Patterson becomes this thriller that, in the chronology of the writer's series of books featuring the character of Alex Cross, is actually a prequel to Kiss the Girls (1997). Morgan Freeman brings his usual intelligent gravity to FBI Special Agent-In-Charge role he's assayed once before, while Michael Wincott, always so memorable in villain roles, plays his genius kidnapper with a nervous, detached reserve that's a thoughtful contrast to the expected over-the-top histrionics of most cinematic antagonists. His motivations are never made clear or believable, but Wincott's Gary Soneji is sufficiently frightening in his off-kilter, wounded way. Jezzie Flannigan, as portrayed by Monica Potter, is more problematic. The actress plays the tough, smart, morally conflicted Secret Service agent as a wide-eyed runway model at best, an emotionless automaton at worst. It could be to throw the audience off in preparation for a third-act twist, but Potter lacks authenticity in a part that should have been played by a seasoned performer (such as Susan Sarandon) to provide a mature, full-bodied foil for the daunting presence of Freeman. As for the story itself, major changes from the source novel may leave Patterson fans enraged, but director Lee Tamahori provides his underrated, skillful service, keeping the pace brisk and the unanswered questions properly glossed-over. Not as artistically nutritious as The Silence of the Lambs or as good as its predecessor, Along Came a Spider is just good enough, never quite reaching the heights that everyone involved is capable of, existing instead as a proper, adequately entertaining example of its genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2001
  • UPC: 097363365143
  • Original Release: 2001
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Morgan Freeman Alex Cross
Monica Potter Jezzie Flannigan
Michael Wincott Gary Soneji
Dylan Baker Ollie McArthur
Mika Boorem Megan Rose
Anton Yelchin Thomas Dunne
Kimberly Hawthorne Maggie Rose Dunne
Billy Burke Ben Devine
Jay O. Sanders Detective Kyle Craig
Michael Moriarty Senator Hank Rose
Penelope Ann Miller Elizabeth Rose
Technical Credits
Lee Tamahori Director
Eric Batut Sound/Sound Designer
Jim Brebner Asst. Director
David Brown Producer
Denise Chamian Casting
Sandy Cochrane Art Director
Lewis Colick Screenwriter
Morgan Freeman Executive Producer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Sanja Milkovic Hays Costumes/Costume Designer
Marty Hornstein Co-producer, Executive Producer
Mark Isham Score Composer
Matthew Leonetti Cinematographer
Marc DeMoss Screenwriter
James Patterson Source Author
Ida Random Production Designer
Rosalina Da Silva Makeup
Neil Travis Editor
Elizabeth Wilcox Set Decoration/Design
Joe Wizan Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. scene selection
1. Tracie [:17]
2. Abduction Of Megan Rose [4:56]
3. Alex Cross Is Invited [:17]
4. Two Aspects To Every Face [7:44]
5. The Missing Picture [6:45]
6. Overboard [3:50]
7. A Bigger Fish [3:02]
8. Change In Soneji's Agenda [3:17]
9. "Where's Megan?" [3:46]
10. The Book Is Not Closed [6:09]
11. The Spider [:46]
12. A Very Brave Girl [7:43]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   play
   set up
      AUDIO OPTIONS: english 5.1 surround
      AUDIO OPTIONS: english dolby surround
      AUDIO OPTIONS: french
      SUBTITLE OPTIONS: english for the deaf and hard of hearing
      SUBTITLE OPTIONS: none
   special features
      theatrical trailer
      the making of Along Came A Spider
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    This movie is so good, 1.5 hrs in, I thought only 20 minutes went by! This movie is full of suspense, and it is perfect for a fan of James Patterson's books or a crime nut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shouldn't Even Be Associated With the Book

    "Along Came a Spider", starring Morgan Freeman and Monica Potter, is definetley an entertaining movie. I mean, it's got action, suspense, and all the other good stuff. However, "Along Came a Spider"'s plot, created by Marc Moss, based VERY LOOSELY on the James Patterson novel, is just that; loose. There are a million plot holes, filled in moderatley by sub-par acting, mostly filled with great direction from Lee Tamahori.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of my favorite movies!

    I have to agree with you there...Michael Wincott was the best in this movie!...I don't think he gets as much attention as he should. The only reason I watched it was because he was in it...and i loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a very good movie

    This movie is great.It will surprise you at the end.Michael Wincott does a great job acting,as well as the rest of the cast,but I especially like Michael Wincott.

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