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The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 6 August 1993 (USA)
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Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Charles Nichols (as Jeroen Krabbe)
Joseph F. Kosala ...
Detective Rosetti (as Joseph Kosala)
Miguel Nino ...
Chicago Cop #1
John Drummond ...
Tony Fosco ...
Chicago Cop #2


A well respected Chicago surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble has found out that his wife, Helen, has been murdered ferociously in her own home. The police found Kimble and accused him of the murder. Then, Kimble (without Justifiable Reason) was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. However, on the way to prison, Kimble's transport crashed. Kimble escapes and is now on the run. Deputy Samuel Gerard from Chicago takes charge of the chase of Kimble. Meanwhile, Kimble takes up his own investigation to find who really killed his wife, and to lure Gerard and his team into it as well. Written by John Wiggins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A murdered wife. A one-armed man. An obsessed detective. The chase begins.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a murder and other action sequences in an adventure setting | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El fugitivo  »

Box Office


$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£8,123,499 (UK) (15 October 1993)


$183,875,760 (USA)

Company Credits

Production Co:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(4 channels)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


After the movie came out, the Hilton offered tours to show where the movie was filmed. See more »


There are no dams like the one Kimball jumps off of in Illinois. It's way too high and the gorge way too deep. Illinois is basically flat with little hills in S. Illinois. See more »


[first lines]
Detective Kelly: Come on Doc.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the lead actors' first names are shown in large letters, then flip over to separately show their last names. "Harrison" flips over to become "Ford", "Tommy Lee" flips over to becomes "Jones". See more »


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User Reviews

The most intense picture of the decade
29 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Fugitive is the biggest heart-pounding thriller I have seen in a while (and the best one this decade). The story revolves around Dr. Richard Kimble, played by Harrison Ford to pythagorean procision. Kimble is accused of killing his wife and is chased all over Chicago by Marshalls while looking for his wife's one armed killer. One of these Marshalls is Samuel Gerarg (Tommy Lee Jones terrific and Oscar nod performance) who after a while believes he is innocent.

Spectacularly done in the tradition of crime/drama thrillers with Ford and Jones working better together than ever before. I found this film to be the best film experience of the early 90's, and hopefully you will too. A++

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