The FugitiveDirector: Andrew Davis, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward
This 1993 box-office smash partly adheres to the 1960s TV series on which it is based and partly goes off on several tangents of its own. Harrison Ford stars as Dr. Richard Kimble, convicted of murdering his wife. While being transferred to prison by bus, Kimble is involved in a spectacular bus-train collision (one of the best of its kind ever filmed). Surviving the disaster, Kimble escapes, vowing to track down the elusive professional criminal whom he holds responsible for the murder. Dogging the fugitive every foot of the way is U.S. marshal Sam Gerard (an Oscar-winning turn by Tommy Lee Jones), who announces his intention to search "every whorehouse, doghouse, and outhouse" to bring Kimble to justice. Unlike his dour TV-series counterpart Barry Morse, Jones plays the role with a sardonic sense of humor: when a cornered Kimble screams, "I didn't kill my wife," Gerard shrugs and famously replies, "I don't care." Once the premise has been established, scripters Jeb Stuart and David Twohy and director Andrew Davis pull off several audacious plot twists, ranging from Kimble's rendezvous with a sympathetic lab technician to a jaw-dropping dive into a huge waterfall. The second half of the film offers one surprise after another (including the true identity of the murderer), brilliantly avoiding the letdown that plagues many movie adaptations of old TV series.
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Cast & Crew
|Harrison Ford||Dr. Richard Kimble|
|Tommy Lee Jones||Deputy US Marshal Samuel Gerard|
|Sela Ward||Helen Kimble|
|Joe Pantoliano||Cosmo Renfro|
|Jeroen Krabbé||Dr. Charles Nichols|
|Julianne Moore||Dr. Anne Eastman|
|Andreas Katsulas||Sykes "One Armed Man"|
|L. Scott Caldwell||Poole|
|David Darlow||Dr. Alec Lentz|
|Ron Dean||Detective Kelly|
|Joseph Kosala||Detective Rosetti|
|Miguel Nino||1st Chicago Cop|
|Gene Barge||11th District Court|
|Thomas Charles Simmons||11 District Cop|
|Dick Cusack||Walter Gutherie|
|Nick Kusenko||Assistant Defense Attorney|
|Joe D. Lauck||Forensic Technician|
|Andy Romano||Judge Bennett|
|Richard Riehle||Old Guard|
|Eddie Bo Smith||Copeland|
|Frank Ray Perilli||Jail Officer|
|Pancho Demmings||Young Guard|
|Jim Wilkey||Bus Driver|
|Danny Goldring||Head Illinois State Trooper|
|Nick Searcy||Sheriff Rawlins|
|Kevin Crowley||State Trooper|
|Michael James||Head Welder|
|Michael Skewes||Highway Patrolman|
|Cynthia Baker||Woman in Car|
|Johnny Lee Davenport||Marshal Henry|
|Mike Bacarella||Marshal Stevens|
|Oksana Fedunyszyn||Myoelectric Receptionist|
|Afram Bill Williams||Salesman|
|Jane Lynch||Doctor Kathy Wahlund|
|Alex P. Hernandez||Trauma Doctor|
|Joel Robinson||Boy Patient|
|Cheryl Lynn Bruce||O.R. Doctor|
|Ann Whitney||Myoelectric Director|
|Brent Shaphren||Doctor at Bar|
|B.J. Jones||Doctor at Bar|
|Drucilla A. Carlson||Gerard's Secretary|
|Margaret Moore||Nichols' Assistant|
|Juan Ramirez||Man on "El"|
|John M. Watson||Bones Roosevelt|
|Bill Cusack||Tracing Technician|
|Maher Ahmad||Art Director|
|Roy Arbogast||Special Effects|
|Keith Barish||Executive Producer|
|Rick T. Gentz||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ann Harris||Set Decoration/Design|
|James Newton Howard||Score Composer|
|Roy Huggins||Executive Producer|
|Robert Mark Kamen||Screenwriter|
|Nancy Mickelberry||Set Decoration/Design|
|Donald O. Mitchell||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Frank A. Montaño||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Aggie Guerard Rodgers||Costumes/Costume Designer,Set Decoration/Design|
|David N. Twohy||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Dennis Washington||Production Designer|
|Charles J.H. Wood||Art Director|
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the fugitive is about a docter named Dr Kimble. Who is charged for murdering his wife. one day he came home from work and heard sounds. so when he went upstairs he saw a man killing his wife. he tried to stop him, but he couldn't. in court he was charged guilty and whenm they were transfering him to jail, they had an accident and he got away. everyone started looking for him and as he was hiding he was collecting data to find out what happened and who set him up. As he was hiding he asked his partner Dr. Nickles for help and he said he would help him. then he was talking to his friends to keepon with his research. then he find the man that killed his wife. And he told Dr. Nickles. then the doctor started to worry and he found that fishing so he kept on investigating. at the end of the movie he came to the conclusion that dr. nickles set him up. he sent the guy to kill his wife and make it look as if it was him to get him out of the way. And so everytime he changed the variable so it would always come out to be the same and get fame and fortune.
As Harrison Ford movies go, this one is one of the best. He is in very good shape. He is prepared to run from the Law when they had done wrong and we vicariously root for him. Tommy Lee Jones is the sardonic and tough U.S. Marshal (a natural for the role and yet he was dorm mates with Al Gore).
The Fugitive is a good movie. It's about and man named Richard Kimble who is was sent to prison for the murdering of his wife. The action really starts when he escapes from prison and start looking for his wife's real killer. He has one clue about the killer, that is that he has one fake arm. When I first saw the Fugitive as a child I wasn't really interested but now that I'm older I can really understand the things in movie that I wasn't able to understand when Ii was a child. I would really reccomend this movie because its not only full of action but it also scientific.
At first I thought that the movie was going to be really corney because of the title but, after I watched this movie I loved it, now I understand that when people say don't judge a book by it's cover, DON'T!!!!
The movie was about a doctor named Richard Kembal who was accused of killing his wife. He was found guilty and was sent to jail. On the way to jail an accident happened that helped him escape. On the run Richard was searching for the killer. If you want to know what happens at the end watch the movie. I really recommend it.
Harrison Ford is great a Richard Kimbal. The action sceens with the train were great. Felt like you were on the bus with the actors. Great movie for all to watch.
An action pack movie, with good roles played by Tommy Lee Jones and Harrison Ford. Ford plays Dr. Richard Kimble, who is convicted of murdering his wife. Jones, plays US Marshall Sam Gerard, who is sent to find Kimble, once he eascapes after the bus transporting him crashes. Kimble is out to find prove that he didn't kill his wife. With Gerard close behind, can Dr. Kimble prove that he didn't do it?
The movie ''The Fugitive'' is an action packed movie that has everything a movie goes is looking for, '' The Fugitive ties in suspense action, and even science, Richard Kimbel is charged with the murder of his wife. After a bus crash he escapes and becomes a criminal on the run. That is all I'm going to tell youbecause in going to leave the best part for you guys to see. I really like this movie because it kept me on the edge of my seat. I give this movie 5+ stars.
I thought the fugitive was a very high packed action thiller that will keep you on the edge of your set. I especially enjoyed this movie because it has one of my favorite actors,Tommy Lee Jones. ''The Fugitive'' is a great name for this movie because it explains mostly what a fugitive is and what a person does to become a fugitive. I also think that this is an educational movie if you are involved with the law enforcement or it even can be related to science. Futhermore, ''The Fugitive'' is a very outstanding movie and is guaranteed to have you wondering in suspense.
The Fugitive was a good, action movie. i like how it offer one surpise after another, it a was a thriller. It also catch my attention. I like the movie because it deals with science and the health field.
This movie is for anyone who loves to put pieces of the puzzel together with movies. This movie is about a intelligent doctor who comes home to find his wife murdered and has a brutal fist fight with the killer . While the killer escapes from his crime , guess who gets blamed for it. If you guessed the doctor your right. So now the doctor has to prove that he is innocent . Will he get punished for something he didn't do or get away a free man?
I grew up with Poncho Demmings...who had a brief role as a prison guard who was killed on the bus. I thought the movie would catapault his career...but I know it is tough for black actors. Does anyone know if he's done any movies since the Fugitive. He isn't a household name...but he just dropped out of sight.
The story starts out picture perfect. A very well known vascular surgeon, Dr. Richard Kimble, who is played by Harrison Ford, has everything going well for him. That is until he is falsely accused and convicted of his wife's murder. And the basis on which he is being convicted isn't even hardcore evidence. It's all circumstantial. So, while he is being taken to the prison he has been sentenced to, another convict stabs a preoccupied guard, which causes a huge car wreck. Kimble manages to escape and ultimately goes on a mission to find out who the real killer of his wife is. The only problem is that he is being hunted by a very persistent U.S. marshal (Tommy Lee Jones). Through various hidden identities, favors, and manipulations, Kimble will not stop, and refuses to be caught until he finds out what really happened that day. The excellent action scenes and real life scientific correlations makes this movie more realistic than you'd think it could be. This movie also has a sequel, U.S. MARSHALS, which is just as good.
At all times it seems that the US Marshall (Tommy Lee Jones) is either chasing Dr. Kimble (Harrison Ford), or following his lead. On death row, Dr. Kimble takes a last minute opportunity given to him by an unfortunate bus/train reck, to escape. As a fugitive, he is both running from the law, and running towards solving the mystery of the identity of the one-armed man he says is the true killer. As he digs around the medical community of Chicago, he encounters an insidious plot to defraud the FDA. This movie has many twists and surprises that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
This movie is about a doctor named Richard Kimble who gets locked up for something that he didn't do (kill his wife). But on the way to get executed trouble comes along the way, one of the inmates act's like he is having a sesure and when one of the officers come to see what's wrong with him he stabs him, so then gun fires start going off and the bus driver is shot, the bus flips over and lands right on a train track so Dr.Richard Kimble escapes and goes back to Chicago to prove that he didn't kill his wife. He does every thing in his power to prove that he didn't kill his wife. If you would like to know the rest of the movie go rent it!!!!
The Fugitive has been a smashing hit since its 1993 premiere. In this action-packed thriller Harrison Ford plays Dr. Richard Kimble who is convicted of murdering his wife. A bus train collision, occurring while being transferred to prison on bus, allows Kimble to escape when he survives the accident. Kimble escapes the crash with determination to find out who killed his wife. Tommy Lee Jones plays US Marshal Sam Gerard who is behind Kimble every step of the way to bring him to justice! One clue Richard has is that his wife's murderer only had one arm. He searches the Medical Community and finds clues connecting to some of his prior work. Before being charged and found guilty of his wife's murder Richard had been researching and experimenting a new ''wonder drug'' along with two co-workers and friends of his. He finds out one of his friends was trying to deceive the FDA with the new ''wonder drug'' and with that every clue he gets leads him closer to the killer. This movie is filled with action and humor. It is sure to keep you alert to every scene. You will watch it to the very end!!
I rate this movie 5 stars because it was an intense, action-filled story dealing with DNA and related to the medical and scientific teachings of our biology class. Dr. Richard Kimble(played by Harrison Ford)was convited of murdering his wife, Wendy. After surviving and escaping from the correctional facility bus, he went on his on investigation to find the one-armed man that killed his wife. Based on tissue and blood samples, the case folds to reveal the real murderer.
Harrison Ford (Dr. Richard Kimble) gives an excellent performance as a man who takes advantage of an escape from incarceration to attempt to solve the crime of which he was accused and convicted. From the beginning, Dr. Kimble is asked to save the lives of his fellow inmates and guards during a bus/train collision. After escaping, he calls upon his attorney and fellow doctors for assistance. He is determined to find a one-armed man, who he deems was the true killer of his wife. The US Marshalls are hot on his trail through swamps, waterfalls, hospital corridors, and city streets. He continues to leave them clues about what he is discovering, hoping that they will believe that he is innocent. Along the way, he shows that the Hypocratic Oath is second nature, in saving a child, while masquerading as a janitor in a hospital. In looking for clues to prove his innocence, he uncovers a pharmaceutical industry conspiracy, the likes of which could spawn a movie of its own. The ethics of Devin/McGregor in getting their drug, Provasic approved by the FDA made a wonderful subplot. This movie must be watched several times, to uncover all the layers.
This movie is about a famous surgeon whose name is Dr. Richard Kimble. Dr. Kimble has been incorrectly blamed and charged with his wife's brutal murder. The story takes a wild turn when Kimble is being transported to prison, where he will be held until his sentenced death. But on the way there another convict stabs a distracted guard. This causes a gigantic accident. Of course this was Dr. Kimble¿s opportunity to escape, and that he did. Kimble makes it his number one priority to find out exactly whom the killer o of his wife is because he knows that he didn¿t do it. The only problem to his plans is that he is being hunted by harsh U.S. marshal whose name is Sam Gerard (played by Tommy Lee Jones). The fugitive, as Kimble is to be known, is determined to set the facts straight and be aquitted of all charges. So he begins to change himself into a different person for every situation he finds himself in. This man will not stop until he finds the real killer!
I really enjoyed watching ''The Fugitive.'' One reason why I enjoyed watching it was because it was never a dull moment in the movie it was just moving like clock work. Another reason why I liked the movie was because it was mixed with mystery and action which is what really caught my attention. As you watch the movie it'll leave you in suspense as to what's going to happen next and who did what? ''The Fugitive'' make you think and never gives away the what happens until the end which is another reason why I love the movie. I would recommend to everyone to go see the movie because it is really exciting.
Harrison Ford (Dr.Richard Kimble) starred in the movie ''The Fugitive''. He was falsely accused for killing his wife. Helen Kimble, play by Sela Ward. Although this movie is well known for its action, breath taking suspense and exciting chase scences, the subplot is also very intense. His problems started out when he was working on a medicine that was being tested. It was called ''Provasic'' and the pharmaceutical company needed the FDA permission to put the medicine out in the market. Three of the doctors were chosen to test the medicine. Because of fame and fortune, Dr.Nichols would change the tested patient's tissues to put in for a more healthy tisues sample without anybody noticing it. His next step was to destroyed the people that was in his way,that was Dr.Leatz who was killed by his plan and Dr.Kimble, who was going to die next. It was later on when Dr.Nichols sent people to killed Dr.Kimble but that night his wife was kill instead. This movie is fill with action, and deals with scientific problems. it will fill you with suspense.
Harrison ford in his star stunning debuet.This action packed on edge thrill keeps you lerking for more.After the beggining you must see more. This movie is about a doctor thought gone bad.Framed for the mudder of his wife. In sequence he is charged tried and convicted. is invovled in a bus wreck then presumed dead, only to be found alive then is on the run for his life, he is also in a frenzy trying to find the man that killed hi wife. But he never forgets his pledge to save lives before thinking of yourself.
This movie is OK. Basically it is about a doctor (who is played by: Harrison Ford) accused of killing his wife. the whole time he was telling the cops that it wasnt him and that he caught a man in his house, and this man had an articfical arm. He runs from teh same U.S. MARSHALL. Using his medical knowledge and experience also connections he inches closer and closer to that guy. At the same time he also helps adn saves lives. It reminds me of the movie: DOUBLE JEPERARDY. The killer turns out to be a close person to him. I have noticed that new medical knowledge adn technology discovered everyday helps caught crimals and also to run blood test or to look at cells. We watched this movie in my Biology class because it had to deal with cells and tissue. if you want to know more about the movie watch it.
This is the best action packed movie of the year. It is filled with suspense drama and mystery. '' The Fugitive'' is one of the rare movies that shows detail to a very serious situation that not only happens in movies but can also occur in real life. Ricard Kimbal is charged with the murder of his wife. Now it's up to science to prove them wrong. Richard testifies that he is not guilty but all the evidence seems to point his way. He claims it is a one-armed man. But is he guilty or not guilty that is the question. He escapes after an accident and is now a fugitive. You decide if he's the murderer.