Monday, February 7, 2011

6/50: The Fugitive

The Fugitive is yet another film that I am very much ashamed that I have not seen. I mean this came out in 1993 and stars one of my favorite actors - yet here I am 18 years later finally tossing in the DVD.

Dr. Richard Kimble's (Harrison Ford) wife is killed after a benefit dinner at their house. Kimble was called into work for an emergency surgery after the dinner and upon returning home fought with his wife's murderer - a one armed man.

Law enforcement, however, didn't believe Kimble's story and he was convicted of killing his wife. As he is being transferred to prison, the bus transporting him and a handful of other prisoners crashes and is hit by a train. Kimble escapes and becomes a fugitive on the run.

U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) and his team are brought in to capture Kimble and bring him back to prison. Kimble's main goal is to stay out long enough to track down the one armed man that killed his wife, bring her to justice and prove his own innocence.

Great acting along the way by both Ford and Jones. Tons of great action scenes and a powerful story of a man seeking redemption for both himself and his murdered wife.

It was fun to see so many actors in bit parts that are now more recognizable, such as Julianne Moore and Jane Lynch to name a few. Always nice to see Joe Pantoliano as well - really enjoy him as an actor.



  1. That grade is too low...

    I'm not saying it should get the top necessarily, but a Bill and Ted is at least in order here.

    BTW - you're kicking ass at your 50! Nice. We're gonna have a race to see who finishes first.

  2. Yeah, I agree. The score is now updated.

    I sometimes forget that there is actually a score about Excellent - because I hardly ever use it. So, this is where it is now.

    yes, kicking ass on the 50 and have a list of 31 for my next 50. May get a bit slowed down because Mrs. Kano wants to see a handful on my list and our time to watch together is very limited.