The Fugitive with Donna Mills a Quinn Martin production...
Well I guess Quinn Martin thought if it would work in the sixties why not the seventies, I can see them now instead of a male lead lets have a female lead character and try to change up the story a little so she's on the lam trying to figure out how to clear her name. Hey that sounds pretty good and lets have her father perish so that gives her the motivation to see it through. Let's find a female lead that's quite likable but tough and head strong, hey with that we should have another hit show on our hands.
Well unfortunately it's all pretty straight forward after that. Mind you this pilot is not bad television making it just comes across as a very simple movie. Donna Mills is quite attractive in the lead role and she is certainly likable, tough and head strong it just never takes off. It must not have of gotten the ratings from it's first run that the series was never commissioned.
This pilot also has some good character actors in it Andrew Duggan, Geoffrey Lewis, Robert Reed from Brady Bunch fame kind of weird to see him fall for Donna Mills character but there all quite good in it. Also anyone who grew up in the seventies will see quite a few familiar faces. The plot is not overly complicated she gets mixed up with the mob they try to kill her and her cop partner and in the end frame her for killing her partner that's why she on the lam trying to clear her name. Her father played by Andrew Duggan winds up getting killed for not giving the mob the information on where she is. The first hour kind of sets everything up and the second hour tells her first story of winding up with characters in a small town where she is supposed to make a difference. The final scene of her walking down the road to what would of been the next town trying to clear her name and set up her next adventure. Well unfortunately will never know but if you run into the movie under it's title The Hunted Lady give it a look, it's above average with some capable actors so I still recommend it.
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