Wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, Dr. Richard Kimble escapes from a prison bus and tries to find out why she was killed and who the murderer really was. He is relentlessly pursued by Samuel Gerard, a U.S. Marshal, and is forced to keep out of contact from any friends or relatives. However, his determination and ingenuity soon produce results and he comes to the frightening realisation that he can trust no one. —IMDb
Andrew Davis (born November 21, 1946) is an American film director, producer and cinematographer, noted for the action films Code of Silence, The Fugitive, Chain Reaction, Collateral Damage and Under Siege.
Born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, Davis has directed several films using Chicago as a backdrop. He is the son of actor Nathan Davis and Metta Davis and the brother of musician Richard “Richie” Peter Davis co-founder of the cover band Chicago Catz and Jo Ellen Friedman.
After attending Harand Camp of the Theater Arts and Bowen High School, Davis went on to study journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It was not long before his interest in civil rights and anti-war issues converged with his growing interest in film-making. Davis was mentored by acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler with whom he worked on Medium Cool and began his film career as a cameraman on blaxploitation films like The Hit Man, Cool Breeze and The Slams in the 1970s… read more
Hadn't seen it since the mid 90s, I decided to watch again today. A pretty loose fit, and while it wasn't corny nor did it have the 90s feel I falsely remembered it having, I still don't think it's anything more than mediocre. The discovery of the 'twist' and the character development is lacking. When Gerard admits he believes Kimble, I wasn't sure he was serious until the final scene when he removes the cuffs. Meh.
Like its Oscar-blessed sibling The Silence of the Lambs, The Fugitive spawned imitators, refashioned a genre and shaped careers for a full decade after. His Oscar is bemoaned by fans of the excellent Fiennes and DiCaprio, but I am increasingly appreciative of TLJ's performance. A less exciting role, but one that uses every gesture, line and look at the expense of exposition to reveal the plight of the man he chases.
Quand j’étais gamin, Le fugitif d’Andrew Davis s’invitait souvent à la maison le soir. Il faut dire que pour ma mère, la présence d’Harrison Ford à l’écran justifiait simplement le fait de le voir… read review
A solid action-thriller from the 90ies, the golden era of thrillers. However, I use the solid in its most basic sense, because although does not go wrong anyhwere, I feel that it never navigates outside… read review