The Fugitive

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"A murdered wife. A one-armed man. An obsessed detective. The chase begins."
  • PG-13
  • 1993
  • 2 hr 10 min
  • 7.8  (318,988)
  • 87

The Fugitive, released in 1993, is a classic crime-thriller that follows Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford), a Chicago-based vascular surgeon who has been wrongly accused of murdering his wife. The movie begins with Kimble's arrest, trial, and eventual sentence of death by lethal injection. However, while being transported to prison, the bus that Kimble and other convicts are on meets with an accident, and in the ensuing chaos, Kimble manages to escape into the night.

With the law enforcement agencies hot on his trail, Kimble becomes a fugitive, walking the thin line between staying hidden and finding the actual killer who killed his wife. But the job is not easy, and as Kimble runs from the police, he gets tangled up in a high stakes criminal conspiracy that he did not bargain for.

Meanwhile, the lead U.S. Marshal assigned to track down Kimble is Sam Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones), a highly skilled and experienced officer who quickly realizes that the fugitive is much smarter and resourceful than he originally thought. As the two engage in a cat-and-mouse game, not only does Gerard begin to respect Kimble's tenacity and intelligence, but he also comes to suspect that the prosecution's case against Kimble was flimsy at best and that the real killer is still out there.

What follows is an intense, pulse-pounding sequence of events as Kimble races against time to prove his innocence, all while avoiding the relentless pursuit of law enforcement. The Fugitive captures the essence of suspense and intrigue, and the breathtaking chase scenes and action sequences will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.

The movie is a perfect blend of fast-paced action and smart storytelling, as each plot twist and turn pulls the viewer deeper into the story. The characters are well-drawn, with Harrison Ford delivering an outstanding performance as the intelligent and resourceful Kimble who is fighting for his life. Tommy Lee Jones brings a commanding presence to his role as the determined and unrelenting Marshal Gerard who is dedicated to tracking down his prey. Sela Ward's portrayal of Kimble's wife is equally striking, even though we see her on screen for only a short time.

The Fugitive also boasts of brilliant direction by Andrew Davis, whose mastery over the thriller genre is evident throughout the movie. The film's cinematography and editing are top-notch, with the chase scenes being perfectly captured, and the tension-building sequences being expertly crafted.

The Fugitive is an exceptional film that has held up well over time, and its influence can be seen in numerous crime-thrillers that have come after it. The movie's success also spawned a spin-off TV show of the same name, which ran from 2000-2001.

Overall, The Fugitive is a must-watch for fans of crime-thrillers or anyone who enjoys a well-crafted, taut story that keeps you guessing till the end. The movie is an undeniable classic of the genre, and its legacy will continue to inspire and entertain audiences for years to come.

The Fugitive is a 1993 action movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 10 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8 and a MetaScore of 87.

The Fugitive
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    2 hr 10 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (318,988)
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