Along Came a Spider (2001): Lee Tamahori’s Thriller, Starring Morgan Freeman

Lee Tamahori directed Along Came a Spider, a psychological thriller that’s the second installment in the Alex Cross film series, and a sequel to the 1997 Kiss the Girls, with Morgan Freeman reprising his role as detective Alex Cross.

The screenplay by Marc Moss was adapted from the 1993 novel of the same title by James Patterson, but many of the book’s plot elements of the book were eliminated.

After Washington, D.C. detective forensic psychologist and author Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) loses control of a sting operation, resulting in his partner’s death, he retires from the force.

He is drawn back to police work when Megan Rose (Mika Boorem), the daughter of US senator, is kidnapped from private school by computer science teacher Gary Soneji (Michael Wincott).

US Secret Service Special Agent Jezzie Flannigan (Monica Potter), held responsible for the breach in security, joins forces with Cross to find the missing girl.