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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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Storyline

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 makes 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

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


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

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6 August 1993 (USA)  »

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El fugitivo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£8,123,499 (UK) (15 October 1993)

Gross:

£13,883,238 (UK) (10 December 1993)
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Trivia

The wrecked train and bus remain a tourist attraction in Dillsboro, North Carolina. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[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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Tahiti Tahiti
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Great Action Thriller starring Harrison Ford
18 September 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Fugitive is a complex thriller with every detail playing a significant role in the outcome of the movie. It's the story of a conspiracy surrounding Dr. Richard Kimble, a surgeon who is on the run while U.S Marshal Samuel Gerard tries to find an explanation of why Kimble was framed for the murder of his wife. The movie has a sticking nature to it, every detail in the actors face will prove that Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones deserve every praise they have received for their performance.

Based on the 1960's Television series, this movie does not disappoint. It makes the watcher want to go back and view the original series to see how it compares.


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