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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Harrison Ford shadowed doctors at the University of Chicago Medical Center to prepare for his role. He said, "It allows you to move and act as if you've done things hundreds of times before." See more »

Goofs

Altitude of the police chopper when Gerard says "We've got him now" while landing outside of the tunnel. See more »

Quotes

[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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Tahiti Tahiti
(1978)
Written by Marc Chantereau, Pierre-Alain Dahan, and Slim Pezin
Performed by Voyage
Courtesy of Productions Sirocco
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The most intense picture of the decade
29 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

The Fugitive is the biggest heart-pounding thriller I have seen in a while (and the best one this decade). The story revolves around Dr. Richard Kimble, played by Harrison Ford to pythagorean procision. Kimble is accused of killing his wife and is chased all over Chicago by Marshalls while looking for his wife's one armed killer. One of these Marshalls is Samuel Gerarg (Tommy Lee Jones terrific and Oscar nod performance) who after a while believes he is innocent.

Spectacularly done in the tradition of crime/drama thrillers with Ford and Jones working better together than ever before. I found this film to be the best film experience of the early 90's, and hopefully you will too. A++


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