• Publication date: February 4, 2010

Suspense and kidnapping Dr. Cross is contacted

Along Came A Spider is a suspense-thriller based on the novel of the same name by James Patterson, and is the prequel to the film Kiss The Girls. Dr. Cross is contacted by a sick kidnapper and brings hope to an desperate case.

Along Came A Spider is a suspense-thriller based on the novel of the same name by James Patterson, and is the prequel to the film Kiss The Girls. Dr. Cross is contacted by a sick kidnapper and brings hope to an desperate case.

Morgan Freeman stars in this film as Dr. Alex Cross, Monica Potter as Jezzie Flannigan, Michael Wincott as Soneji, Dylan Baker as Ollie McArthur, and Mika Boorem as Megan Rose. The film is directed by Lee Tamahori.

Gary Soneji is a brilliant but remorseless psychopath who has landed a teaching position at an exclusive private school in Washington, D.C. Using his extensive knowledge of kidnapping (he's taught a class on Charles Lindbergh), Soneji abducts one of his students, Megan. Her father is Hank Rose, a United States senator. Ollie MacArthur, the detective investigating the case, has strong words for Jezzie Flannigan, the Secret Service agent who mistakenly let Megan slip through her fingers.

There seems to be a loss of hope for the case to be solved until the kidnapper contacts Dr. Cross, a forensic psychologist. Cross is brought in on the case, and seeks out Flannigan, who he believes might have a valuable insight into the case. Soon, Cross and Flannigan come to the terrible realization that this crime only represents the tip of the iceberg for the ruthless Soneji who shows no mercy to his young and female victims.

The film won a BMI Film Music Award

Rated R for violence and language

Running time: 104 mins