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    Unique ID Code: 0000023570
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 6/10/2001 21:14
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    Along Came A Spider (US)

    7 / 10
    3 votes cast
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    The game is far from over
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 103 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Morgan Freeman reprises his Kiss The Girls role as Alex Cross in this spellbinding psychological thriller that is "a knockout with a surprise twist."

    After the harrowing death of his partner, detective and best-selling author Alex Cross has retreated to the peace of retirement. But when a brilliant criminal (Michael Wincott) kidnaps a senator`s young daughter, Alex is lured back into action. Teamed with the Secret Service agent (Monica Potter) assigned to protect the missing girl, Alex follows a serpentine trail of clues that leads him to a stunning discovery - the kidnapper wants more than just ransom… he wants Alex`s help in documenting the crime of the century. With time running out, Alex plunges through a tangled web of danger and deceit to stop a madman and save an innocent victim`s life.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer
    Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Lee Tamahori

    Written By:

    Kimberly Hawthorne
    Anton Yelchin
    Mika Boorem
    Dylan Baker
    Michael Wincott
    Monica Potter
    Morgan Freeman

    Casting By:
    Sean Cossey
    Denise Chamian
    Stuart Aikins

    Soundtrack By:
    Jerry Goldsmith

    Director of Photography:
    Matthew F. Leonetti

    Neil Travis
    Nicolas De Toth

    Costume Designer:
    Sanja Milkovic Hays

    Production Designer:
    Ida Random

    Joe Wizan
    Marty Hornstein
    David Brown

    Executive Producer:
    Morgan Freeman

    Paramount Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    An excellent thriller with a great performance by Freeman.
    The video transfer is good. While there are no compression signs, several scratches and dust particles can be noticed every once in a while, which is a bit surprising considering this IS a movie from 2001. With the exception of the rendered-on-PC opening shot, all the visuals are very nice.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. The surrounds are beautifully used (though not too excessively). The shooting scenes towards the movie`s grand finale are quite outstanding (I actually had to look back to see if the bullets really hit my surrounds).
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a decent behind the scenes look.
    Bottom line - a great performance by Freeman, who acts to a very good script make this movie an easy recommendation.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 7/10/2001 06:26
    6 / 10
    An OK thriller - nothing more, nothing less. This is basically made watchable by the inclusion of Morgan Freeman ,who I always find engrossing. Video and Audio are good, but once again we have been let down by the lack of special features. There's a trailer and a 10 minute behind the scenes featurette that's far too short, and really not that good. The menus are animated and well designed though!

    Overall, worth a rent - but probably not one to buy.
    posted by Rich Davies on 17/1/2003 01:19