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The Fugitive 1993
PG-13

  • Andrew Davis
  • August 6, 1993
  • September 3, 1997
  • 130 mins
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A murdered wife. A one-armed man. An obsessed detective. The chase begins.
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt.

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Easily one of the best thrillers of the 90's with great work by the entire cast.

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A by-the-numbers plot is elevated to a much stronger film by the relentless pace and two great central performances. Harrison Ford can play this sort of everyman role in his sleep, sympathetic as the broken man wrongly accused of the murder of his wife, but convincing as the hero out to find the truth. Equally important to the film however is Tommy Lee Jones as the man assigned to chase him down and it is both men's relentlessness that form the backbone to the film and keep the tension levels high throughout. The resolution to the film is a little weak with a final reveal that is not really surprising and a last act sequence that cannot match the rest of the film. Still it is an above average thriller.

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Kimble: "I didn't kill my wife!"
Gerard: "I don't care."

When Kimble (Ford) gets the jump on Gerard (Lee Jones) in the sewers, instead of shooting the marshal and making things worse, Kimble pleads his case to him. Gerard, responds with a simple, but brilliant and ad-libbed, "I don't care."

The line wasn't part of the script but those three words reinforced to Kimble, and audiences, that it didn't matter to Gerard whether the doctor was guilty or innocent of the crimes for which he was accused. He was going to get his man - no matter what.

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