Cert: 12 Runtime: 130 mins Director: Andrew Davis Cast: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore
Alright, listen up, people. Our fugitive has been on the run for ninety minutes. Average foot speed over uneven ground barring injuries is 4 miles-per-hour. That gives us a radius of six miles. What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area. Checkpoints go up at fifteen miles. Your fugitive’s name is Dr. Richard Kimble. Go get him.
This is the ultimate catch me if you can film a real classic.A well respected Chicago surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) has found out that his wife, Helen (Sela Ward), has been murdered ferociously in her own home. The police found Kimble and accused him of the murder. Then, Kimble was tried without any evidence, 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 (Tommy Lee Jones) 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.
Despite the esteem the film has achieved over the years, Harrison Ford has received a very bad response for his performance as Richard Kimble. While Tommy Lee Jones certainly had a far flashier role earning him an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor. Both are amazing in The Fugitive, Ford plays the same old role over and over but this was truly a breath of fresh air for him, Tommy Lee Jones yet again shines, this man can do no wrong. Featuring some of the most spectacular action scenes ever recorded on film the train/bus wreck that frees Kimble, the dive off a dam into the churning maelstrom of the reservoir, as well as two slam-bang fistfights when Kimble finally gets justice, The Fugitive still is remembered primarily for the suspense between Jones/Ford ‘cat-and-mouse’ chase, cross-country, and the grudging respect that grows between them. Epic 90’s action film