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The Fugitive [1993] (1 disc)

Director:Andrew Davis
Writer:David Twohy
Jeb Stuart
Composer:James Newton Howard
Length:130 minutes
(2 hours 10 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Drama
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IMDB Rating:7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:94%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Doctor Kimball is accused of the brutal murder of his wife. When fate grants him freedom, he sets out to clear his name and find the one responsible.

Reaction: Wonderful. Ford and Jones are perfect in their respective roles.

Personal Rating: 10/10

Andrew Davis => Director
David Twohy => Writer
Jeb Stuart => Writer
James Newton Howard => Composer
Andreas Katsulas => Frederick Sykes
Daniel Roebuck => Deputy Marshal Robert Biggs
Danny Goldring => Head Illinois State Trooper
David Pasquesi => Newscaster
Dick Cusack => Attorney Walter Gutherie
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. => Copeland (as Eddie 'Bo' Smith Jr.)
Harrison Ford => Dr. Richard David Kimble
Jane Lynch => Dr. Kathy Wahlund
Jeroen Krabbé => Dr. Charles Nichols (as Jeroen Krabbe)
Joe Pantoliano => Deputy Marshal Cosmo Renfro
Joseph F. Kosala => Detective Rosetti (as Joseph Kosala)
Julianne Moore => Dr. Anne Eastman
L. Scott Caldwell => Deputy Marshal Poole
Lillie Richardson => Copeland's Girlfriend
Maurice Person => Clive Driscoll
Neil Flynn => Transit Cop
Nick Searcy => Sheriff Rawlins
Richard Riehle => Old Guard
Ron Dean => Detective Kelly
Sela Ward => Helen Kimble
Tom Wood => Deputy Marshal Noah Newman
Tommy Lee Jones => Marshal Samuel Gerard

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Kimble's apartment is modeled after an actual doctor that Harrison Ford and the director met in a Chicago bar shortly before filming. Ford felt that the doctor, somewhat eccentric and reclusive, was exactly how he wanted to portray Kimble and sent the art department to see his apartment. The doctor was also treated to a drink by Ford.
  • The director only had one chance to crash the train in the train scene and had to get it right, so he consulted an array of engineers, stunt doubles, the insurance company, to try to ascertain exactly what would happen, the train was expected to crash into his bus at a speed of 35 miles per hour, but the director was in error, the train came at a speed of 42 miles per hour. Nevertheless, the scene still went exactly as planned.
  • Rather than having to come up with a disguise for Richard Kimble, director Andrew Davis had Harrison Ford start the film with a beard, then shave it off
  • The credits run over the first 14 minutes of the film.
  • The chase through the St. Patrick's Day parade was a spur of the moment thing. You can see how surprised some of the people are when Ford and Jones join in.
  • According to producer [?] Roy Huggins, Gerard's line in response to Richard Kimble's claim of innocence ("I didn't kill my wife") was originally read in the script as, "That isn't my problem." But at the request of Tommy Lee Jones, it was changed to, "I don't care."
  • A destination indicator on an EL train reads "Kimball" and the next shot tracks over a building that has a sign reading "Harrison" (These are two actual Chicago locations; in addition, there are both subway and EL stops on a Harrison Street).
  • In the 2001 DVD release, a man's face has been digitally removed from the train-wreck aftermath. In previous transfers of the film, a man's face is looking back at the camera when Kimble peers up at the train wreck from the creek.
  • A train was actually crashed for the movie, although Kimble jumping free was a superimposed image.
  • Richard Kimble was played by [?] David Janssen in the original TV series [The Fugitive]. His mother, Bernice, is an extra in the courtroom scene. You can spot her behind Harrison Ford's head while they play the 911 call and when he is declared guilty. She is whispering with another woman.