Kimble visits an old mentor who is now an anti-smog crusader. He has Kimble deliver a package (which is actually a bomb) to a local factory. When they discover a group of school children will be there, Kimble desperately tries to disarm it. Written by
A Dude Named Dude
The title comes from the last lines of the poem "The Hollow Men" by T.S. Eliot: This is the way the world ends / This is the way the world ends / This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper. See more »
During Act III with the explosive device set to go off at 12 o'clock, a quick shot of a clock inside the factory shows 12:35, then a few minutes later, a clock showing 11:45 is displayed. See more »
[Opening Narration. Viewers see Richard Kimble, duffel bag in hand, disembark from a truck labeled "Checkerboard Van Lines", from which he had hitched a ride]
No matter how far a man may run, he cannot escape the emotional ties which binds him to his past. So Richard Kimble finds himself drawn to the factory town of Hempstead Mills. Reason: the chance reading of a small item in a local newspaper.
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Kimble reads of the illness of Dr. McAllister, played by actor Laurence Naismith, and comes to visit. Dr. McAllister gave Kimble his first job and was a mentor to him. Nurse Murdock, who knows Kimble, prefers he were not there, to avoid exciting McAllister and worsening his health.
Dr. McAllister is a crusader against pollution and works with the daughter of a rich industrialist who is causing a great deal of the pollution.
He gives Kimble a package to deliver to the plant, not informing Kimble it is a bomb. But he regrets his actions when he learns school children will be there when it goes off. Kimble must save the children and evade the police to make his escape.
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