Directed by Andrew Davis was given the helm of The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford, the remake of the 1960s television show of the same name. I have not seen a single episode of the original series, so I have no way of comparing it. The film, however, was nominated for seven Academy Awards, but won only one for Tommy Lee Jones for Best Supporting Actor.
Dr. Richard Kimble is a a well loved surgeon living in Chicago. He’s got everything going for him until he comes home one day to find a one armed man in his home. This man has murdered his wife, but the police arrest him. He’s tried, found guilty, and sentenced to the death penalty, but escapes with some other inmates.
Enter Deputy US Marshal Samuel Gerard. He does not care if Kimble is guilty or innocent, he is just a fugitive and he plans on catching him. Kimble outsmarts them at every turn, but the US Marshals are hot on his tail and they will stop at nothing to catch him and bring him in.
I will say, this is an excellent film that brings the story into the modern era. Andrew Davis is known for such action films like Code of Silence starring Chuck Norris and Under Siege starring Steven Siegel. He takes it to a whole new level with this film, taking the action genre and making it something incredible. Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones are excellent actors and it really shows in the role they perform.
FAVORITE QUOTE: I’m innocent.
PARENTAL CONCERN: Violence and language
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- Harrison Ford as Dr. Richard Kimble
- Tommy Lee Jones as Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard
- Sela Ward as Helen Kimble
- Joe Pantoliano as Deputy U.S. Marshal Cosmo Renfro
- Andreas Katsulas as Fredrick Sykes
- Jeroen Krabbé as Dr. Charles Nichols
- Daniel Roebuck as Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Biggs
- Tom Wood as Deputy U.S. Marshal Noah Newman
- L. Scott Caldwell as Deputy U.S. Marshal Erin Poole
- Julianne Moore as Dr. Anne Eastman
- Ron Dean as Detective Kelly
- Joseph Kosala as Detective Rosetti
- Jane Lynch as Dr. Kathy Wahlund