The Fugitive

  • 15
  • Andrew Davis (1993)
  • US
  • 124 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

The original TV series of The Fugitive starring David Janssen ran for 120 episodes in the 1960s and attracted a cult following. This big-screen adaptation bears little resemblance to its source, but for once this is a blessing. Director Andrew Davis takes the bare bones of the TV material and comes up with an unstoppable juggernaut here, in which the suspense never lets up and the set pieces (notably the spectacular train crash and Harrison Ford's daredevil dive into the dam) are truly epic. Ford is fine as the innocent surgeon who is wrongfully convicted of the murder of his wife and sets off to find the real killer. But the movie is stolen from under his nose by Tommy Lee Jones, who gives an Oscar-winning performance as the marshal doggedly pursuing the wanted man.

Plot Summary

Thriller starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. Despite protesting his innocence, Richard Kimble is sentenced to death for the murder of his wife. En route to prison, he is caught up in a disastrous escape attempt, and finds himself on the run. In order to clear his name, he must find the mysterious one-armed man with whom he struggled on the night of the murder, but the law is hot on his trail.

Cast and crew

Cast

Dr Richard Kimble
Harrison Ford
Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard
Tommy Lee Jones
Helen Kimble
Sela Ward
Dr Anne Eastman
Julianne Moore
Cosmo Renfro
Joe Pantoliano
Sykes
Andreas Katsulas
Dr Charles Nichols
Jeroen Krabbé
Biggs
Daniel Roebuck
Poole
L Scott Caldwell
Newman
Tom Wood
Detective Kelly
Ron Dean
Detective Rosetti
Joseph Kosala
Chicago cop
Miguel Nino
Chicago cop
Tony Fosco
Otto Sloan
Joseph F Fisher
Paul
James Liautuad
Dr Lentz
David Darlow
Surgeon
Tom Galouzis
Surgeon
James F McKinsey
Dr Kath Wahlund
Jane Lynch

Crew

Director
Andrew Davis

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour and Black and White
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama