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The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 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.

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Dr. Charles Nichols (as Jeroen Krabbe)
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Detective Rosetti (as Joseph Kosala)
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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 makes 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)  »

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El fugitivo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£8,123,499 (UK) (15 October 1993)

Gross:

$183,875,760 (USA)
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Trivia

Both Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones improvised many of their scenes. See more »

Goofs

Just after Kimble escapes during the parade. His hair is still dyed black. In the very next scene with Kimble, his hair is back to its natural color, brown with scattered gray hair. This implies, a lot of time has past but then we see the US Marshals reading the newspaper article about Kimble at the parade, indicating its only been a few days. 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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Referenced in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) 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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Good acting and directing, constant action and tension. Even after many years this movie still stands
26 December 2004 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

"The Fugitive" is one of those movies that you may already have seen a dozen of times, but which still seems to surprise every time that you watch it. I don't know what it actually is that makes this movie so good, but it sure works. It's probably the combination of a good script, good acting and the abundance of action that's always present, but never exaggerated.

The movie is about a doctor who's wife has been murdered by a one-armed man. He's innocent but is accused of the murder and convicted by court. He will get a lethal injection soon, but as he is transfered to another jail, the bus in which he is transported with some other inmates, crashes. He knows to escape and is determined to find his wife's murderer, but has to try to stay out of the hands of the police. The result is an interesting cat-and-mouse game between him and the police that never allows your attention to fade away.

The story is perhaps not exceptional, but thanks to the good directing and acting and the constant action and tension, this movie really delivers everything that you can expect from it. I give it an 8.5 - 9/10.


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