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U.S. Marshals (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 6 March 1998 (USA)
U.S. 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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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 »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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The Fugitive Part II  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$57,823,170 (USA) (24 July 1998)
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In the original cut, Sheridan was working with Barrows, selling intelligence to Chen. Lamb had gotten wind of this, and sent the two agents, that Sheridan killed, to intercept the bag drop between Chen and Sheridan. Barrows then planted Sheridan's finger prints to give Lamb his suspect, and Chen arranged Sheridan's assignation on the prisoner transit plane so Sheridan wouldn't talk. Royce was never part of the conspiracy, and blinded by revenge on Sheridan for killing his two friends, he never killed Newman when Newman saw Royce trying to shoot Sheridan in cold blood. Additional scenes were shot in post-production, after test screenings showed that the audience wanted Gerard chasing down another innocent fugitive, like he did in the first film. See more »

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When Jones find a piece of plastic blister goes to the drugstore to find the match. Which is clear for the audience because we've previously seen the whole blister but Jones has just finds one portion and should not been that easy match for him. See more »

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Cosmo Renfro: Sam.
Sam Gerard: Cosmo.
Cosmo Renfro: We're still at the Chinese Consulate. No sign of Chen since he went in.
Sam Gerard: Get the N.Y.P.D. on him. I want you and Royce here at Queens Hills Cemetery.
Cosmo Renfro: Where the hell is Queens Hills Cemetery?
Sam Gerard: Ask a cop.
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Speedy, inventive and very entertaining
12 March 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

The only reason we have a film called "U.S. Marshals" is the cold fact that somebody was simply dying to see Tommy Lee Jones returning into his Oscar-awarded role as a tough, bold and unhesitating Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard. At first I was thinking "just another foolish sequel" and I have to admit that at one point it more or less even looked like "U.S. Marshals" is basically the same film than "The Fugitive" but only with Wesley Snipes in the shoes of Harrison Ford. But this is the real and the final truth: from what I remember "The Fugitive" was like I never considered it as all that great but since I was definitely on the edge of my seat with "U.S. Marshals" only logical thing would be to assume that this was naturally a better movie.

I tried to avoid "U.S. Marshals" for many years (I've no idea why) but now when I finally saw it I was stunned by it. Interesting detail about this film as well as "The Fugitive" too is the peculiar fact that during the movie audience can't never really decide who's side their sympathies actually are and which one do they want to succeed: the innocent fugitive or Tommy Lee Jones' eminent marshal because clearly they're both equally heroes. "U.S. Marshals" is not a special thriller but it works splendidly as what it is and it doesn't try to be anything it isn't. Tommy Lee Jones is the ultimate star of the movie but Snipes is also pretty excellent as Sheridan. When you think of "U.S. Marshals" the impressive scene where Sheridan jumps onto the roof of a moving subway is already a classic. Still I'm sure that's not necessarily the only scene audience remembers. I don't know what you think but "U.S. Marshals" was a fine experience for me.


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