Monday, February 20, 2012
The Fugitive (1993)
This post was originally published as part of the DVD of the Day series at Superfriends Universe on December 20, 2010.
- I didn’t kill my wife!
- I don’t care!
The Director: Andrew Davis
The Cast: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, Joe Pantoliano
The Release Date: 1993
The Runtime: 130 Minutes
Richard Kimbal is a successful surgeon who comes home and finds his wife brutally murdered. He fights with the intruder, a one-armed man, but unfortunately, the murderer gets away. Overwhelming evidence points to Richard as the actual murderer, and he is sent to prison. On a lucky break, he manages to flee his captors and goes on a one man crusade to find the real killer (and the people behind him.)
What makes this film a lot of fun is that it is two films in one. It is a detective story of Dr. Richard Kimball looking for clues and piecing together evidence of that tragic night to figure out just exactly who killed his wife and even more importantly, why. It’s also a thriller. Because while he’s doing all of his research and trying come up with his theories, he’s also being relentlessly chased by the most dedicated law enforcement official of all time in US Marshall Sam Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones.) Kimball always manages to stay just one tiny step ahead of Gerard at all times, but Gerard will not give up until he gets his man. He doesn’t care whether or not Kimball is guilty or innocent. He just knows there’s an escaped convict… and he’ll stop at nothing until he catches him.