The Fugitive

1993 • 130 minutes
4.6
148 reviews
96%
Tomatometer
15
Rating
Eligible
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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.
Rating
15

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4.6
148 reviews
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April 6, 2021
Excellent entertaining throughout harrison ford and tommy lee jones detective chasing him tracking this innocent man down great scene when ford jumps down from great height into water to escape him great cast their films they are in never disappoint
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Emma King
December 30, 2020
This film came out in 1993 and it is still aired on TV tells you this is a great movie. Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones are excellent in this movie. 5 stars.
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james turner
November 25, 2018
Still amazingly great after these all these years, great performances, writing, direction and editing. Wish more thrillers like this were made these days 😁
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