Along Came a Spider

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Along Came a Spider ★★ 2001 (R)

Sequel to 1997's “Kiss the Girls” is actually a prequel storywise but Freeman does reprise his character of Detective Alex Cross. This time he must save a U.S. Senator's daughter who's been kidnapped by a serial killer. Freeman is easily the best thing in this convoluted, plot-deficient, murky mess. He makes every “yeah, right” moment (and there are many) palatable. Based on the novel by James Patterson. 103m/C VHS, DVD . US Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Wincott, Penelope Ann Miller, Michael Moriarty, Dylan Baker, Billy Burke, Jay O. Sanders, Kim Hawthorne, Mika Boorem, Anton Yelchin; D: Lee Tamahori; W: Marc Moss; C: Matthew F. Leonetti; M: Jerry Goldsmith.