8.0/10
3,393
54 user 24 critic

The Fugitive 

Trailer
1:03 | Trailer
A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Creator:

Roy Huggins
Reviews
Popularity
1,598 ( 87)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1967   1966   1965   1964   1963  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
David Janssen ...  Dr. Richard Kimble / ... 120 episodes, 1963-1967
William Conrad ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 1963-1967
Barry Morse ...  Lt. Philip Gerard 119 episodes, 1963-1967
Edit

Storyline

Dr. Richard Kimble is accused as the murderer of his wife, tried and convicted. On his way to be executed, he escapes. The only chance to prove his innocence is to find the man who killed his wife. Kimble, pursued by Lt. Gerard, risks his life several times when he shows his identity to help other people out of trouble. Written by Florian Baumann <baumann@msmhpd.hoechst.hoechst-ag.dbp.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While originally conceived as a modern-day western, many plot points were also taken from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables. Like Jean Valjean, Richard Kimble is on the run from the law, and must frequently change locales to stay free. His pursuer, Gerard, is both inspired by, and named after, Inspector Javert. See more »

Goofs

Lieutenant Gerard knows that Kimble dyes his hair but every time his picture appears in a newspaper there is no mention of this, nor any attempt by a sketch artist to update his image to black hair. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Name: Richard Kimble. Profession: Doctor of Medicine. Destination: Death Row, State Prison. Richard Kimble has been tried and convicted for the murder of his wife. But laws are made by men, carried out by men. And men are imperfect. Richard Kimble is innocent. Proved guilty, what Richard Kimble could not prove was that moments before discovering his wife's body, he encountered a man running from the vicinity of his home. A man with one arm. A man he had never seen before. A man who has not yet ...
See more »

Alternate Versions

The final episode of the series aired on a different date in Canada (September 5 as opposed to Aug. 29 in the US). For Canadian prints of the final episode, the ending narration was changed to mention September 5. Some VHS releases of "The Judgement" released in the US retain the Canadian narration. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in St. Elsewhere: The Last One (1988) See more »

User Reviews

where "Quality TV" isn't an oxymoron...
27 September 2001 | by occupant-1See all my reviews

With each passing decade, we seem to descend further into lower and lower literary standards in prose, film, everything. Jumping back thirty or forty years, we see that even television could be deep at times. This and many other shows of the first twenty years or so of TV actually had believable premises, developed characters and strong supporting roles as foil to the lead (Barry Morse's lawman here). The good news is that cable will continue to unearth gems from the past such as "Fugitive" due to sheer need of programming.


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 54 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

CBS Justice [UK]

Release Date:

17 September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fugitive See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(120 episodes)
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed