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U.S. Marshals (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 6 March 1998 (USA)
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U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan, who has been accused of a double-murder.

Director:

Stuart Baird

Writers:

Roy Huggins (characters), John Pogue
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Samuel Gerard
Wesley Snipes ... Sheridan
Robert Downey Jr. ... Royce
Joe Pantoliano ... Renfro
Daniel Roebuck ... Biggs
Tom Wood ... Newman
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Cooper (as LaTanya Richardson)
Irène Jacob ... Marie
Kate Nelligan ... Walsh
Patrick Malahide ... Lamb
Rick Snyder Rick Snyder ... Barrows
Michael Paul Chan ... Chen
Johnny Lee Davenport ... Deputy Henry
Donald Li ... Detective Kim
Marc Vann ... Deputy Jackson
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Storyline

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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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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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fugitive Part II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,863,988, 8 March 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,167,405

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,367,405
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1.85 : 1
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A Marshall is shown closing the aft interior passenger door of the aircraft and locking it closed. Later, as the aircraft is departing, the aft stairway is shown retracting. There are two handles for stair retraction- one on the exterior of the aircraft, and one at the top of the stairway outside the pressure door, neither or which are accessible from inside the aircraft. Additionally, the flight crew would not have begun taxiing the aircraft until the cockpit light showing the stairs deployed went out. See more »

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Very Worthy Sequel To A Great Film
27 February 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is an outstanding sequel to an outstanding movie The Fugitive (1993). In this film, the focus is on the team that was searching for Dr. Richard Kimble in the first movie. That team was led by Tommy Lee Jones, who won an Oscar for his performance, which probably helped spur this sequel. It worked, as Jones and company (Joe Pantoliano and others) are just as much fun to watch as they were in The Fugitive.

There are many similarities to the latter, especially in the first third of the film, featuring some tremendous action scenes. Instead of a train crash, we have a plane crash. Instead of Harrison Ford on the run, we have Wesley Snipes. In both films, you have such an involving story that the two hours fly by.

U.S Marshals, being the newer film of the two, has better sound and even better special effects for the action scenes. As spectacular as was the train crash in The Fugitive, the plane disaster in here is even better. The same goes for a few other scenes. There is more action in this film. Normally, I don't need that but it's so well-done here, it's fine....fun to watch.

The Fugitive is still one of my all-time favorite movies. If you were entertained by it as well but are wary of sequels, you needn't be here: this is excellent.


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