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The Fugitive

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1993
  • Andrew Davis
  • 124 mins
  • 12

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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. Harrison Ford is on fine form 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. Director Andrew Davis ensures the suspense never lets up, creating an unstoppable juggernaut of a movie that boasts memorable set pieces including a spectacular train crash and a daredevil dive into a dam.

Credits

Cast

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Dr Richard KimbleHarrison Ford
Deputy Marshal Samuel GerardTommy Lee Jones
Helen KimbleSela Ward
Dr Anne EastmanJulianne Moore
Cosmo RenfroJoe Pantoliano
SykesAndreas Katsulas
Dr Charles NicholsJeroen Krabbé
BiggsDaniel Roebuck
PooleL Scott Caldwell
NewmanTom Wood
Detective KellyRon Dean
Detective RosettiJoseph Kosala
Chicago copMiguel Nino
Chicago copTony Fosco
Otto SloanJoseph F Fisher
PaulJames Liautuad
Dr LentzDavid Darlow
SurgeonTom Galouzis
SurgeonJames F McKinsey
Dr Kath WahlundJane Lynch

Crew

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DirectorAndrew Davis

Details

Released on
1993-09-24
Languages
English | Polish | Spanish
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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