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U.S. Marshals (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 6 March 1998 (USA)
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US Marshal Samuel Gerard (Jones) and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan (Snipes), who has been accused of a double-murder.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Deputy Marshal Savannah Cooper (as LaTanya Richardson)
Marie Bineaux
DSS Director Bertrum Lamb
Rick Snyder ...
Xian Chen
Detective Kim
Deputy Jackson


When a prisoner transport plane crashes, one prisoner, Mark Sheridan, skillfully escapes and saves lives at the same time. Deputy Sam Gerard and his team of U.S. Marshals pursue relentlessly, but Gerard begins to suspect that there is more to the exceptional fugitive than what he has been told. Meanwhile, Sheridan struggles to avoid capture while seeking answers of his own. Until the final scene, both Gerard and Sheridan are in jeopardy of the unknown. Written by OBGriffiths@yahoo.com

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The cop who won't stop is back. But this time he's chasing down a lot more than a fugitive. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some scenes of violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Fugitive Part II  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,863,988 (USA) (6 March 1998)


$57,823,170 (USA) (24 July 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The filmmakers studied plane crash videos and photos to see how a plane would break apart. See more »


During the interrogation scene, the Detective places his glasses on the table. Wesley Snipes falls onto these glasses and the lenses clearly break when he is removing the arm. They are returned to the detective. Later in bed, he takes them from the case and notices the arm is missing, however he puts them on to continue reading - apparently not noticing that the lenses are no longer in the frame. See more »


Deputy Marshal Savannah Cooper: [after seeing Royce uses Cosmo's sunglasses to get himself out of Gerard's handcuffs] That's pretty slick.
Cosmo Renfro: Yeah. Pretty slick, the guy just broke my fuckin' glasses.
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Spun-off from The Fugitive (1993) See more »


Written by Grant Clarke and Harry Akst
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Solid and suspenseful, enjoyable the whole way through
28 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have never seen The Fugitive which is the predecessor to this film, but what I saw in U.S. Marshals, I don't think The Fugitive could be any better. U.S. Marshals is the action/ thriller film and fan of the genre would drool over.

The now Chief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard is once again after an escaped fugitive. Mark Sheridan has escaped from a plane wreck and is on the run for a crime he did not commit and Gerard, with his team, is close behind. Sheridan must find a way to avoid the Marshals and find out who really committed the crime he has been framed for. The action is well placed coming in short spurts (except for maybe the plane wreck) and works exceptionally well with the story.

The acting is exceptionally well done with Jones and Snipes giving some of there best performers in a long time. Tommy Lee Jones is quick thinking and likable in his role as Gerard and eventually works into be your favorite character. Snipes is only seen in short spirits until about the last 20 minutes which adds to the effect of him being evasive to the Marshalls. However, in his short scenes, he is able to fit into the role with relative ease.

The action sequences, as I said, is very well done and never over done. They are fast-paced and well acted. The special effects are also quite believable. With the excellent acting, gripping plot, and fast paced action sequences, the two hours fly by and make for a very enjoyable film.

3 1/2/5 Stars

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