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  • Manufacturer: Warner Home Video
  • UPC #012569828407
  • Model #82840

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    (Manufacturer # 82840 )

    Plot
      This 1993 box-office smash partly adheres to the 1960s TV series on which it is based and partly goes off on several tangents of its own. Harrison Ford stars as Dr. Richard Kimble, convicted of murdering his wife. While being transferred to prison by bus, Kimble is involved in a spectacular bus-train collision (one of the best of its kind ever filmed). Surviving the disaster, Kimble escapes, vowing to track down the elusive professional criminal whom he holds responsible for the murder. Dogging the fugitive every foot of the way is U.S. marshal Sam Gerard (an Oscar-winning turn by Tommy Lee Jones), who announces his intention to search "every whorehouse, doghouse, and outhouse" to bring Kimble to justice. Unlike his dour TV-series counterpart Barry Morse, Jones plays the role with a sardonic sense of humor: when a cornered Kimble screams, "I didn't kill my wife," Gerard shrugs and famously replies, "I don't care." Once the premise has been established, scripters Jeb Stuart and David Twohy and director Andrew Davis pull off several audacious plot twists, ranging from Kimble's rendezvous with a sympathetic lab technician to a jaw-dropping dive into a huge waterfall. The second half of the film offers one surprise after another (including the true identity of the murderer), brilliantly avoiding the letdown that plagues many movie adaptations of old TV series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Thriller
    Movie Level Themes
      Race Against Time, Miscarriage of Justice, Flight of the Innocent, Clearing One's Name
    Movie Level Tones
      Paranoid, Tense, Ominous, Menacing, Rousing, Frantic

    DVD Features

    • Commentary by Tommy Lee Jones and director Andrew Davis
    • Introduction by Andrew Davis
    • 2 exciting documentaries:
    • Derailed: Anatomy of a Train Wreck
    • On the Run With the Fugitive
    • Theatrical trailer
    Awards
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dennis Virkler-Nominee
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Michael Herbick-Nominee
    • 1993--British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Tommy Lee Jones-Nominee
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Richard Nord-Nominee
    • 1993--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Harrison Ford-Nominee
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Michael Chapman-Nominee
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Don Brochu-Nominee
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Donald O. Mitchell-Nominee
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Frank A. Montańo-Nominee
    • 1993--American Society of Cinematographers, Michael Chapman-Nominee
    • 1993--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Tommy Lee Jones-Winner
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, James Newton Howard-Nominee
    • 1993--Directors Guild of America, Andrew Davis-Nominee
    • 1993--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Andrew Davis-Nominee
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, David Finfer-Nominee
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bruce Stambler-Nominee
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Leveque-Nominee
    • 1992--Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Tommy Lee Jones-Winner
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dean Goodhill-Nominee
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Scott D. Smith-Nominee
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Tommy Lee Jones-Winner
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dov Hoenig-Nominee
    • 1993--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Arnold Kopelson-Nominee
    AMG Rating

    Review

      Riddled with fast-paced action, taut suspense, and a blessedly wry, intelligent sense of humor, The Fugitive is one of the most thoroughly entertaining films ever to careen through the action genre. Directed with a sure, steady hand by Andrew Davis, the film's tight construction allows its lower-key moments to resound with the same compelling undertones as its action sequences; even the sight of Kimble's searching through medical files rings with nail-biting tension. Buoyed as much by its performances as by Davis' assured direction, The Fugitive benefits from the solid presence of Harrison Ford, here at his dependable, everyman best as the innocent Kimble, and a wily, Oscar-winning turn from Tommy Lee Jones as the relentless Gerard. The chemistry between the two adversaries is one of the film's most satisfying aspects, made so by believable, multi-dimensional characterizations that are all too rare in action films. Gerard is no idiot, and Kimble's eventual triumph is hard-won. Never possessing a clear, self-assured edge over his pursuers, his cleverness is well matched by that of the people determined to bring him to justice. The Fugitive contains enough tricks up its sleeve to satisfy even the most jaded action fans, and Ford fans will derive satisfaction from watching him prove that, though older and undeniably well-worn, he was still worthy of his status as one of the genre's most dependable heroes. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi


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