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The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 6 August 1993 (USA)
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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 lead by a seasoned US Marshall.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Richard Kimble
... Samuel Gerard
... Helen Kimble
... Dr. Anne Eastman
... Cosmo Renfro
... Sykes
... Dr. Charles Nichols (as Jeroen Krabbe)
... Biggs
... Poole
... Newman
... Detective Kelly
Joseph F. Kosala ... Detective Rosetti (as Joseph Kosala)
Miguel Nino ... Chicago Cop #1
John Drummond ... Newscaster
Tony Fosco ... Chicago Cop #2
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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 takes 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)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,758,855, 6 August 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$183,875,760

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$368,875,760
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Trivia

Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Richard Gere, Jeff Bridges, Michael Douglas, and Al Pacino were considerd for the role of Richard Kimble. See more »

Goofs

Richard Kimble's escape on foot from Menard prison in southern Illinois toward Chicago shows Richard Kimble running south on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River (downstream direction) - this would be going south toward Memphis instead of north (upstream) toward Chicago. 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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Referenced in What Lies Beneath (2000) See more »

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The Thrill Is Gone
(1951)
Written by Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell
Performed by B.B. King and Bobby Bland
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Fabulous Thriller That Endures
17 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This a one of the best thriller/suspense/action films I have ever watched, and I've seen tons of them for almost 50 years. It "endures" because it is just as entertaining on the sixth viewing as it is on the first.

Of course it helped it was based on a TV show that people my age watched religiously every week, so the plot if familiar and many of us wanted to see how the movie would stack up to the TV program. Well, as good as the TV series was, this was far better. Two scenes alone: the train wreck and Harrison Ford taking a swan dive - were worth the price of the film. Great stuff.

The story has been discussed by many so let me just add how much I appreciate the sound in this movie. When this film first came out on VHS, I used the opening moments as a demo model for various surround systems. The DVD has enhanced that as well as the picture.

The film has just the right amount of action scenes, very interesting characters and a storyline complex enough to bring you back for multiple viewings to totally understand it. Ford, of course, is the star with Tommy Lee Jones a close second, but the more you watch this, the more you appreciate EVERYONE'S acting in this movie.

And, by the way, filmmakers take note: here''s another example how you can make an "edgy" modern-day crime film without a ton of unnecessary f-words.


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