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Encyclopedia > The Fugitive (1993 film)
The Fugitive

Movie poster for The Fugitive
Directed by Andrew Davis
Produced by Arnold Kopelson
Written by Roy Huggins (Characters),
David Twohy (Story and screenplay),
Jeb Stuart (Screenplay)
Starring Harrison Ford
Tommy Lee Jones
Sela Ward
Julianne Moore
Joe Pantoliano
L. Scott Caldwell
Neil Flynn
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Michael Chapman
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) August 6, 1993
Running time 130 min.
Language English
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The Fugitive is a 1993 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning feature film, based on the television series The Fugitive. The film was directed by Andrew Davis and stars Harrison Ford as Dr. Richard Kimble, and Tommy Lee Jones as Deputy United States Marshal Samuel Gerard. Jones won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. The film also featured Andreas Katsulas as the one-armed man, Sela Ward as Kimble's wife, Jeroen Krabbé (who replaced Richard Jordan), Julianne Moore, and Joe Pantoliano. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, one of the few films associated with a television series to be so honored. The Fugitive is an American television series produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963-1967. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (560x755, 68 KB) This image is of a movie poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Andrew Davis (born November 21, 1947) is an American film director, producer and cinematographer, noted for the action films The Fugitive and Under Siege. ... Arnold Kopelson (born in New York, New York, February 14, 1935) is an American film producer. ... Roy Huggins (July 18, 1914 – April 3, 2002) was a novelist and an influential writer and producer of humorous, character-driven US television series. ... David Neil Twohy (18 October 1955—) is an American movie director and screenwriter. ... James Ewell Brown Stuart (February 6, 1833 – May 12, 1864) was an American soldier from Virginia. ... For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... Sela Ann Ward (IPA: ) (born July 11, 1956) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning television roles as free-spirited Teddy Reed on Sisters (1991-96) and single mother Lily Manning on Once and Again (1999-2002). ... Julianne Moore (born December 3, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Joseph Peter Joe Pantoliano (born September 12, 1951) is an American actor. ... L. Scott Caldwell as Rose in Lost L. Scott Caldwell (born 17 April 1944) is an American actress best known for playing the recurring character Rose on Lost. ... Neil Richard Flynn (born November 13, 1960) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for his role as Janitor in the sitcom Scrubs. ... This article is about James Howard, the composer. ... Michael Chapman (b. ... “WB” redirects here. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Fugitive is an American television series produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963-1967. ... Andrew Davis (born November 21, 1947) is an American film director, producer and cinematographer, noted for the action films The Fugitive and Under Siege. ... For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... Richard Kimble is the fictional character featured in the television series The Fugitive, portrayed by actor David Janssen. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... “U.S. Marshals” redirects here. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Andreas Katsulas Andrew C. Andreas Katsulas (May 18, 1946 – February 13, 2006) was an American actor best known for his roles as Ambassador GKar in the science fiction television series Babylon 5, as the one-armed villain Sykes in the film The Fugitive (1993), and as the Romulan Commander... Sela Ann Ward (IPA: ) (born July 11, 1956) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning television roles as free-spirited Teddy Reed on Sisters (1991-96) and single mother Lily Manning on Once and Again (1999-2002). ... Jeroen Aart Krabbé (born December 5, 1944 in Amsterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch actor and film director. ... Richard Anson Jordan (July 19, 1938 – August 30, 1993) was an American stage, screen and film actor. ... Julianne Moore (born December 3, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Joseph Peter Joe Pantoliano (born September 12, 1951) is an American actor. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ...

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Plot

The plot is based loosely on that of the 1960s TV series, The Fugitive which is generally thought to have been inspired by the case of Sam Sheppard. The Fugitive is an American television series produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963-1967. ... Samuel Holmes Sheppard, D.O. (1923 – April 6, 1970) was an American osteopathic physician [1] involved in a famous and controversial murder trial when he was convicted of the murder of his pregnant wife, Marilyn Sheppard. ...


Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) is a successful Chicago based vascular surgeon who returns home from a party to find his wife (Sela Ward) dying following a brutal attack. He fights with a mysterious one-armed man, but the man escapes. Despite his attempts to save his wife and his testimony about the one-armed man, Kimble is convicted of first-degree murder, and sentenced to death by lethal injection. For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Vascular surgery is the branch of surgery that occupies itself with surgical interventions of arteries and veins, as well as conservative therapies for disease of the peripheral vascular system. ... Sela Ann Ward (IPA: ) (born July 11, 1956) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning television roles as free-spirited Teddy Reed on Sisters (1991-96) and single mother Lily Manning on Once and Again (1999-2002). ... This article is about the execution and euthanasia method. ...


While being transported to prison by bus, the bus crashes through a guardrail, rolls down a hill, and lands on a set of train tracks. Kimble manages to pull himself, another convict and a guard to safety before the train rams the bus. He is freed from his chains and flees the scene on foot. As a fugitive from justice, he becomes the quarry of Deputy United States Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones), who leads a team of from the US Marshals Service. Fugitive Task Force. The United States Marshals Service, part of the United States Department of Justice, is the United States oldest federal law enforcement agency. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ...


Although wounded and on the run, Kimble is determined to prove his innocence. With the hunters never far behind, there are many close calls. Several times he is almost captured, mostly brought on by Kimble's instincts as a doctor. On one occasion, he escapes by leaping down the spillway of a dam into the river below.

Tommy Lee Jones as Marshal Gerard, the character that gave him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Kimble returns to Chicago to search for the one-armed man who killed his wife. He also makes contact with many of his former friends and associates from the medical community, virtually all of whom have never believed him to be guilty and are more than willing to help him. He also meets his old friend and colleague Dr. Charles Nichols (Jeroen Krabbé), who gives Kimble money, becomes a contact for him, and offers to help in any way. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Jeroen Aart Krabbé (born December 5, 1944 in Amsterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch actor and film director. ...


Kimble's innate intelligence keeps him one step ahead of Gerard, who begins to have doubts as to Kimble's guilt.


Dr. Nichols is later revealed to be conspiring against Kimble. The showdown occurs at a medical conference, where Kimble publicly confronts Nichols with evidence that an experimental drug was causing serious liver damage. Nichols, who is now working for a pharmaceutical corporation, has faked test results and stands to benefit greatly if the drug is approved. Kimble was on the path to discovering the truth about the drug when Nichols sent the one-armed man to kill his wife. As Kimble and Nichols fight, Chicago police are on their trail, believing that Kimble is a cop-killer; the officer was in fact shot by the one-armed man during a struggle with Kimble. The US Marshals are determined to get to Kimble first.


Gerard calls off the police and follows Kimble to the basement. While searching for him, he explains the reasons why he knows Kimble is innocent. Nichols reveals himself and attempts to shoot Gerard, but Kimble disables him.


Reception

The Fugitive opened strongly in the United States box office, grossing $23,758,855 in its first weekend and holding the top spot for six weeks. It eventually went on to gross an estimated $183,875,760 in the US, and $353,900,000 worldwide. [1] USD redirects here. ...


It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, of which it only won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Tommy Lee Jones. The other Oscars it was nominated for were Best Picture; Best Cinematography; Sound Effects Editing; Film Editing; Original Music Score; and Sound. Jones also received numerous other awards for his role, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... Charles Rosher the first recipient in 1928 The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... This is a list of films that have won or been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Effects (1963-1967, 1975), Sound Effects Editing (1977, 1981-1999), or Sound Editing (1979, 2000-present). ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most aesthetic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ...


It also received largely enthusiastic reviews from film critics. As of April 2007, it received a 92% score and has been certified "Fresh" on RottenTomatoes.com. Roger Ebert gave it 4 stars, calling it "one of the year's best films." [2] Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ...


Filming

Although almost half of the movie is set in rural Illinois, a large portion of the principal filming was actually shot in Jackson County, North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains. The famous scene involving Kimble's prison transport bus and a freight train wreck was filmed along the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad just outside of Dillsboro, North Carolina. Riders on the excursion railroad can still see the wreckage on the way out of the Dillsboro depot. Scenes in a hospital after Kimble's escape were filmed at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, North Carolina. Jackson County is a county located in the southwest of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is a heritage railway with depots and attractions in Dillsboro, NC and Bryson City, North Carolina. ... Dillsboro is a unincorporated community located in Jackson County, North Carolina. ... Sylva is an incorporated town located in central Jackson County, in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, United States of America. ...


The rest of the movie was filmed in Chicago, Illinois, including some of the dam scene, which were filmed in the remains of the Chicago Freight Tunnels (and also at Deals Gap, North Carolina)[1]. The "one armed man" lived in the historic Pullman neighborhood of Chicago (see Pullman, Chicago). Harrison Ford used the pay phone in the local bar (the Pullman Pub), at which point he climbs a ladder and runs down the roofline of the historic rowhomes towards the one armed man's house. There are several other scenes that show the rowhouses of the historic neighborhood George Pullman built in the 1870s for his factory workers. During the parade chase scene, then Illinois Attorney General, Roland W. Burris, is prominently shown as a participant in the parade. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ... Pre-1910 photograph of the Chicago Tunnel Company The Chicago Tunnel Company built a unique freight tunnel network under the downtown of the city of Chicago. ... Deals Gap is a small unincorporated community and motorcycle resort in Swain County, North Carolina, United States. ... Pullman is a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, twelve miles from the Loop by Lake Calumet. ... Roland W. Burris is a former politician and statewide officeholder in Illinois. ...


Spin-off film

Jones returned as Gerard in a spin-off released in 1998, U.S. Marshals, which also featured Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr. and Joe Pantoliano. While the second movie also features Gerard's team of marshals hunting down an escaped fugitive accused of murder, it does not involve Kimble or the events of the first movie in any way. However, the fictional hospital at which Kimble works, Chicago Memorial, is featured. For the law enforcement agency, see United States Marshals Service. ... Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, martial artist and film producer. ... Robert John Downey Jr. ... Joseph Peter Joe Pantoliano (born September 12, 1951) is an American actor. ...


Pop culture references

  • The movie Wrongfully Accused spoofs this movie.
  • In an episode of Crossing Jordan, Jordan stumbles across the "one armed man"'s body in her Boston morgue who a California Death Row inmate has claimed was responsible for a murder she was convicted of. The film The Fugitive was mentioned once by name and later referenced once.
  • In an episode of the American sitcom Scrubs, the Janitor is pointed out to be a policeman that was shot near the end of The Fugitive. Neil Flynn, the actor who plays the Janitor, actually did play that part.
  • In The Simpsons episode Lisa's Rival, the dam scene is spoofed with Milhouse (whom Bart had previously got on America's Most Wanted) stands at the edge of the dam explaining that '(he) is innocent!' with an FBI agent (closely resembling Gerard) replying "I don't care!". He then proceeds to jump off the dam, just like Kimble, only he yells, "Ow! My glasses!". In another episode, Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two), Homer manages to escape custody when his paddy wagon is overturned by Chief Wiggum's attempt to get his drive-thru order, shortly before the wagon is hit by Jasper's car, in much the same way as the train crashes into Kimble's prisoner transport bus (Homer similarly has both his hands and feet shackled). Also in the episode "Bart Gets Famous"", Bart writes on the chalkboard at the start "My homework was not stolen by a one-armed man"
  • In the movie The Mask, when Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) is being arrested in the park by Lt. Kellaway (Peter Riegert), he sarcastically tells the lieutenant "It wasn't me. It was the one-armed man."
  • In one episode of Johnny Bravo Johnny is accused of stealing the cookies of a policewoman, but he claims it was a "two-armed man".
  • In the Drawn Together episode "The Lemon-AIDS Walk," Wooldoor Sockbat attempts to flee after stealing from a candy store, winding up at the top of a decorative waterfall in the mall. After Wooldoor protests that he didn't do anything, a disinterested security guard responds, "I don't care."
  • Devlin-Macgregor, the fictitious pharmaceutical company that Kimble was going to blow the whistle on, has also been featured on trial in the television series Boston Legal.
  • In the film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back there is an animal research facility named Provasic and a parody of the dam scene, involving Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly.

Wrongfully Accused is a 1998 comedy movie starring Leslie Nielsen as Ryan Harrison, a violinist whos been framed in the murder of Hibbing Goodhue by Sean Leaughrea, a one-armed, one-legged, one-eyed man, and his sister, Cass Lake. ... Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that aired on NBC. It stars Jill Hennessy as the crime-solving medical examiner, Jordan Cavanaugh. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... Scrubs is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning American situation comedy/comedy-drama that premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC. It was created by Bill Lawrence and is produced by Touchstone Television. ... The Janitor is a fictional character played by actor Neil Flynn in the American sitcom Scrubs. ... Neil Richard Flynn (born November 13, 1960) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for his role as Janitor in the sitcom Scrubs. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Lisas Rival is the second episode of The Simpsons sixth season, which originally aired September 11, 1994. ... For the professional wrestling tag team, see Americas Most Wanted (professional wrestling). ... Who Shot Mr. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... A paddy wagon is a vehicle used by police to transport large groups of people who have been arrested. ... In the television series, The Simpsons, the Wiggum family consist of Clancy (father and police officer), Sarah (mother), and Ralph (child). ... Jasper Beardley is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Bart Gets Famous is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, which originally aired on February 3, 1994. ... The Mask is an Oscar-nominated action comedy film based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Peter Riegert (born April 11, 1947 in New York City) is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Donald Schoenstein (aka Boon) in 1978s National Lampoons Animal House and as Sam Posner in the 1988 film, Crossing Delancey. ... Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible. ... Drawn Together is an American animated television series that uses a sitcom format with a TV reality show setting. ... The Lemon-AIDS Walk is the nineteenth episode of the animated series Drawn Together. ... Wooldoor Sockbat is a fictional character in the animated series Drawn Together. ... Boston Legal is an American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written by, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ... This is a list of fictional minor characters from Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse films and television series. ...

References

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