Along Came a Spider (film)
Along Came a Spider is a 2001 American mystery film about a congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection who is kidnapped from a private school. Detective Alex Cross investigates the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner. The film is the sequel to the 1997 film Kiss the Girls.
- I am living proof, that a mind is a terrible thing.
- They say that when I die, the case will die. They say it will be like a book I close. But the book, it will never close...
- Senator Hank Rose: Mr. Cross, you're telling me you haven't a clue! Not one clue! The man walked in the fucking room and ya shot him.
- Jezzie Flannigan: Dr. Cross, Agent Ben Devine. Agent Devine is security systems supervisor.
- Ben Devine: Well, for now. We're going to be thrown to the wolves, as soon as they find Megan Rose dead in a ditch.
- Alex Cross: Now what makes you so sure that's what's going to happen?
- Ben Devine: Me getting fired or the girl in a ditch? Sorry. I'm having a pessimistic day.
- Alex Cross: You do what you are Jezzie.
- Jezzie Flannigan: You mean you are what you do.
- Alex Cross: No, I mean, you do what you are. You're born with a gift. If not that, then you get good at something along the way. And what you're good at, you don't take for granted. You don't betray it.
- Jezzie Flannigan: What if you do, betray your gift?
- Alex Cross: Then you betray yourself. That's a sad thing.
- [Alex and Jezzie are examining Soneji's handiwork]
- Alex Cross: Wow. Imagine the patience... the dedication...
- Jezzie Flannigan: You sound like an admirer.
- Alex Cross: Well, he's like a spider. I happen to like spiders.
- Jezzie Flannigan: Would you kill another partner?
- Alex Cross: You're not my partner.
- Vickie: It's time you forgave yourself.
- Alex Cross: Vickie, you know that forgiving yourself is the one thing a person cannot do.
- Gary Soneji: No bargaining Alex, no cheap interrogation techniques. It's transparent and it's clumsy. This is between me and you. I want you to see. [puts hand to forehead] I want you to look inside here and tell me what the fuck you see! I'm a gift to you, Alex. I'm a gift to you. And you are beyond pitiful if you cannot understand that. I'm living proof that a mind - the mind is a terrible thing. [laughs]
- Alex Cross: To be brutally honest, I think you have a morbid desire to burn in hell.
- Megan Rose: Who are you?
- Alex Cross: I'm a policeman. My name is Alex Cross. I'm a friend of your parents.
- Megan Rose: Can you take me to them?
- Alex Cross: Nothing would give me greater pleasure. Could you... [she helps him up] Ah, thanks.
- A tangled web of danger and deceit...
- The game is far from over.
- Morgan Freeman - Alex Cross
- Monica Potter - Jezzie Flannigan
- Michael Wincott - Gary Soneji/The Spider
- Dylan Baker - Ollie McArthur
- Mika Boorem - Megan Rose
- Billy Burke - Ben Devine
- Anton Yelchin - Dimitri Starodubov
- Jay O. Sanders - Kyle Craig
- Michael Moriarty - Senator Hank Rose
- Penelope Ann Miller - Elizabeth Rose
- Anna Maria Horsford - Vickie