In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop.
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
Kimble's house is modeled after a real doctor's house, in the Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Park. Everything from the paintings on the walls, to the architecture, was duplicated for the movie. See more »
Gerard states that he's taking over the local sheriff's investigation and he's from the United States Marshals Office, 5th District Northern Illinois.
As Gerard's agency is federal and not state, they would fall under the jurisdiction of the 7th circuit (Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin) and not identify by a congressional legislative district.
Although the Illinois 5th congressional district (as of 2014) does cover certain parts of Cook County, it would not be relevant to the discussion of jurisdictional law enforcement nor would the Illinois 5th judicial circuit as it is in southern Illinois. See more »
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 »
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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