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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

  • Release date:August 6, 1993

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Leveque Best Sound Effects 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Herbick Best Sound 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Nord Best Editing 1993 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Andrew Davis Best Director 1993 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Andrew Davis Best Director 1993 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Harrison Ford Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1993 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Michael Chapman Best Cinematography 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Chapman Best Cinematography 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Arnold Kopelson Best Picture 1993 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Tommy Lee Jones Best Supporting Actor 1992 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tommy Lee Jones Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1993 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tommy Lee Jones Best Supporting Actor 1993 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Tommy Lee Jones Best Supporting Actor 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Newton Howard Best Score 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David Finfer Best Editing 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scott D. Smith Best Sound 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bruce Stambler Best Sound Effects 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dean Goodhill Best Editing 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dennis Virkler Best Editing 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don Brochu Best Editing 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dov Hoenig Best Editing 1993 Nominee

Cast

Harrison Ford
as Dr. Richard Kimble
Tommy Lee Jones
as Deputy US Marshal Samuel Gerard
Sela Ward
as Helen Kimble
Joe Pantoliano
as Cosmo Renfro
Jeroen Krabbé
as Dr. Charles Nichols
Julianne Moore
as Dr. Anne Eastman
Andreas Katsulas
as Sykes "One Armed Man"
Daniel Roebuck
as Biggs
Tom Wood
as Newman
David Darlow
as Dr. Alec Lentz
Amanda Mackey-Johnson
Cathy Sandrich
Ron Dean
as Detective Kelly
Joseph Kosala
as Detective Rosetti
Miguel Nino
as 1st Chicago Cop
John Drummond
as Newscaster
Gene Barge
as 11th District Court
Dick Cusack
as Walter Gutherie
Nick Kusenko
as Assistant Defense Attorney
Joe D. Lauck
as Forensic Technician
Joe Guastaferro
as Coroner
Andy Romano
as Judge Bennett
Richard Riehle
as Old Guard
Eddie Bo Smith, Jr.
as Copeland
Frank Ray Perilli
as Jail Officer
Pancho Demmings
as Young Guard
Jim Wilkey
as Bus Driver
Danny Goldring
as Head Illinois State Trooper
Nick Searcy
as Sheriff Rawlins
Kevin Crowley
as State Trooper
Michael James
as Head Welder
Michael Skewes
as Highway Patrolman
Cody Glenn
as Paramedic
Mike Bacarella
as Marshal Stevens
Oksana Fedunyszyn
as Myoelectric Receptionist
Jane Lynch
as Doctor Kathy Wahlund
Joel Robinson
as Boy Patient
Cheryl Lynn Bruce
as O.R. Doctor
Ann Whitney
as Myoelectric Director
David Pasquesi
as Newscaster
Brent Shaphren
as Doctor at Bar
Juan Ramirez
as Man on "El"
Allen Hamilton
as Host
Joe Guzaldo
as Prosecutor
John M. Watson, Sr.
as Bones Roosevelt
Thom Vernon
as Carlson
Bill Cusack
as Tracing Technician
Danny Goldring
as Head Illinois State Trooper
Jim Wilkey
as Bus Driver
John M. Watson, Sr.
as Bones Roosevelt
Allen Hamilton
as Host
Jane Lynch
as Doctor Kathy Wahlund
Ann Whitney
as Myoelectric Director
Joseph Kosala
as Detective Rosetti
Juan Ramirez
as Man on "El"
David Darlow
as Dr. Alec Lentz
Michael Skewes
as Highway Patrolman
Kevin Crowley
as State Trooper
Andy Romano
as Judge Bennett
Ron Dean
as Detective Kelly
Cheryl Lynn Bruce
as O.R. Doctor
David Pasquesi
as Newscaster
Joe Guzaldo
as Prosecutor
Miguel Nino
as 1st Chicago Cop
Oksana Fedunyszyn
as Myoelectric Receptionist
Joe D. Lauck
as Forensic Technician
Michael James
as Head Welder
Dick Cusack
as Walter Gutherie
Cody Glenn
as Paramedic
Nick Kusenko
as Assistant Defense Attorney
Thom Vernon
as Carlson
Pancho Demmings
as Young Guard
Nick Searcy
as Sheriff Rawlins
Richard Riehle
as Old Guard
Mike Bacarella
as Marshal Stevens
Eddie Bo Smith, Jr.
as Copeland
Joe Guastaferro
as Coroner
Brent Shaphren
as Doctor at Bar
Frank Ray Perilli
as Jail Officer
Joel Robinson
as Boy Patient
Gene Barge
as 11th District Court
John Drummond
as Newscaster

Crew

Andrew Davis
Director
Arnold Kopelson
Producer
David Newman
Screenwriter
David Giler
Screenwriter
Jeb Stuart
Screenwriter
Robert Mark Kamen
Screenwriter
Walter Hill
Screenwriter
Michael Chapman
Cinematographer
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Dov Hoenig
Editor
Dennis Virkler
Editor
Dean Goodhill
Editor
Richard Nord
Editor
Don Brochu
Editor
David Finfer
Editor
Dennis Washington
Production Designer
Maher Ahmad
Art Director
Charles J.H. Wood
Art Director
Peter Macgregor-Scott
Co-producer
Keith Barish
Executive Producer
Nancy Mickelberry
Set Designer
Ann Harris
Set Designer
Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Set Designer
Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Costume Designer
Scott D. Smith
Sound Recordist
John Leveque
Sound Effects Editor
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