The Fugitive

Warner Bros. Released 1993




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Andrew Davis

The Fugitive is a film about a man desperately trying to find the real killer of his wife. Dr. Richard Kimble is happily married to Helen Kimble and appears to be living an idyllic life. His life is turned upside down, however, when he returns home one night to find his wife has been mortally wounded. He catches the One-Armed Man who attacked her in the house but is unable to stop him from getting away. Because of the lack of evidence, Kimble is accused and convicted of her murder. On the way to prison, the bus transporting him crashes and Kimble is able to escape. The task of catching him goes to Deputy Samuel Gerard, a U.S. Marshal who obsessively pursues him. As Kimble attempts to find the One-Armed Man, he is almost caught on several occasions by Gerard but always manages to get away. Will Kimble discover the identity of his wife's killer before Gerard ultimately catches him?


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Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A tense, taut and expert thriller that becomes something more than that, an allegory about an innocent man in a world prepared to crush him.

  • 90


    A consummate nail-biter that never lags, it leaves you breathless from the chase yet anxious for the next bit of mayhem or clever plot twist.

  • 90

    Washington Post Desson Thomson

    Pure energy, a perfect orchestration of heroism, villainy, suspense and comic relief.

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    • Production Budget - $59,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $183,875,760 (3rd)
      Worldwide Gross - $368,875,760 (3rd)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $362,421,788
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $727,059,469

    • Filming locations include:
      Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina
      Bryson City, North Carolina
      Tapoco, North Carolina
      Chester, Illinois, USA
      Downtown, Chicago, Illinois, USA
      South Lawndale, Chicago, Illinois
      The Loop, Downtown, Chicago, Illinois
      Dillsboro, North Carolina
      Near South Side, Chicago, Illinois
      North Carolina
      Pullman, Chicago, Illinois
      Sylva, North Carolina
      Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois

    • Taglines:
      A murdered wife. A one-armed man. An obsessed detective. The chase begins.

    • Music:
      The Thrill Is Gone
      Written by Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell
      Performed by B.B. King and Bobby Bland
      Tahiti Tahiti
      Written by Marc Chantereau, Pierre-Alain Dahan, and Slim Pezin
      Performed by Voyage

    • Academy Awards Wins:
      1. Supporting Actor - Tommy Lee Jones

      Academy Awards Nominations:
      1. Picture
      2. Editing
      3. Cinematography
      4. Sound
      5. Sound Editing
      6. Original Score


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Thrillers, Crime