In "The Fugitive," a handsome doctor goes on the lam in an attempt to heal his broken heart and restore his good name. How much do you remember about this blockbuster film?
"The Fugitive" is definitely an action-thriller of epic proportions. It's based on the 1960s TV series of the same name.
From Han Solo to Indiana Jones to Dr. Richard Kimble, the main character in "The Fugitive," it's Harrison Ford who brings big characters to life. He is the star of this show.
Richard is a well-known vascular surgeon in Chicago. He's about to embark on an adventure that he really wants no part of.
When he arrives home, Richard finds his wife, Helen, being mortally wounded by an unidentifiable man. But it's clear that the attacker has just one arm.
He's charged with and convicted of first-degree murder. He's an innocent man, but he's going to prison.
Well, that escalated quickly. From living a normal life, to convicted criminal, to death-row inmate, it seems as though Richard's luxurious life is over.
A prisoner transport bus' trip goes awry when other prisoners revolt. The bus is then hit by a train, but Richard survives the crash and escapes.
Richard is hellbent on finding his wife's true killer. He returns to Chicago hoping to evade law enforcement long enough to find the murderer.
Richard dresses like a janitor and wanders into a local hospital. He looks for -- and finds -- records on one-armed men who have received prosthetic limbs.
Jones is U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard. It's his job to track down the missing fugitive named Richard Kimble.
Gerard has dealt with plenty of hardened criminals during his law enforcement career. When Kimble says he's innocent, he replies, "I don't care!"
Kimble once had faith in the authorities, but his encounter with Gerard makes him realize that there's only one way to get back his own life -- he has to bring the true killer to justice.
Desperate to evade capture, Kimble points a gun a Gerard. The lawman takes this as evidence that Kimble is indeed a violent man capable of killing his own wife.
Kimble's reputation as a good man is solid. His friends never believe that he killed his wife and they are more than happy to help him.
Dr. Nichols appears to be a great friend. He helps Richard by giving him money and promising not to tell anyone that he's back in town.
Sykes is a former police officer. He also has just one arm. Richard is sure that he's found his wife's real killer. And he thinks he knows why.
Richard learns that Sykes is a security guard for a major pharmaceutical company. It just so happens that Richard has had a previous conflict with just this company.
Richard planned to expose one of the drug company's expensive new products, but the drug actually causes liver damage. To stop Richard from ruining their profits, they simply plan to have Frank Sykes kill him.
When Gerard and his men track down the prisoner named Copeland, Gerard shoots and kills him. "I don't bargain," he says.
The Marshals tap the phone of Kimble's attorney. When Kimble calls for legal advice, the lawmen use a convoluted system to track their fugitive's location ... and it's in Chicago.
Dr. Nichol's tells Gerard to give up the hunt. Why? Because Richard is simply too smart to be caught.
Helen certainly wasn't the intended target. She just happened to be home when the killer arrived, and she paid the price with her life.
Richard realizes that his supposed "friend" Dr. Nichols is the one supervising the evil drug program that hurts patients' livers. It is probably Nichols, then, who tried to have Richard killed.
The cop stumbles into a violent situation. In attempt to escape, Sykes shoots and kills the cop. But then Richard manages to handcuff Sykes to the train, thwarting his getaway.
Richard finds Dr. Nichols giving a pitch about his deadly drug. He begins verbally attacking Nichols in front of the large audience.
Nichols knows the scam is over and that Richard can prove he's responsible for a lot of wrongdoing. So, he physically attacks him.
The two men begin relentlessly attacking one another, and the fight continues on the rooftop of the hotel.
The fight escalates and the two men grapple and fall through a skylight onto a descending elevator. They are stunned, but recover and resume their mortal combat.
Richard finally gets the upper hand in the fight. He leaps onto the distracted Nichols, saving Gerard from a near-certain gunshot wound.
The police take Frank Sykes and Dr. Nichols into custody. After a long ordeal, Richard Kimble's name is finally cleared.