Top 8 The Fugitive Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Fugitive facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Fugitive film message.

THE FUGITIVE (1993) - Harrison Ford with a wig & fake beard for reshoots(on right). I've seen the movie dozens of times & only just noticed this. It's only for a few seconds in the scene as Kimball walks up to Lentz. His hair is thicker & matted down & the grey in his beard goes further up his jaw.
THE FUGITIVE (1993) - Harrison Ford with a wig & fake beard for reshoots(on right). I've seen the movie dozens of times & only just noticed this. It's only for a few seconds in the scene as Kimball walks up to Lentz. His hair is thicker & matted down & the grey in his beard goes further up his jaw.

In the opening scene of The Fugitive (1993), Dr. Nichols can be seen returning Richard Kimble's keys to him, foreshadowing the rest of the plot.

The Fugitive Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The US Marshals interview several people asking them about Richard Kimble who is accused and convicted of murdering his wife. Everyone they talk to makes a point of saying they believe he is innocent. Except Fredrick Sykes, his wife's killer.
    The US Marshals interview several people asking them about Richard Kimble who is accused and convicted of murdering his wife. Everyone they talk to makes a point of saying they believe he is innocent. Except Fredrick Sykes, his wife's killer.

The Fugitive Hidden Details

1 - When Sykes calls 911 to escape capture the first fire engine to arrive doesnt have any hose
When Sykes calls 911 to escape capture the first fire engine to arrive doesnt have any hose
1 - When US Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) introduces himself to Sheriff Rawlins (Nick Searcy), the Sheriff takes off his gloves showing him "the finger".
When US Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) introduces himself to Sheriff Rawlins (Nick Searcy), the Sheriff takes off his gloves showing him "the finger".
1 - When Harrison Ford enters the elevator to go confront his wife's killer, he presses the button for the 24th floor and the button for the 25th lights up instead
When Harrison Ford enters the elevator to go confront his wife's killer, he presses the button for the 24th floor and the button for the 25th lights up instead
1 - The guard in the scene when they are transporting Dr Richard Kimball to the prison bus is none other than 1980s Chicago Bears linebacker Otis Wilson. He's on screen for about a second.
The guard in the scene when they are transporting Dr Richard Kimball to the prison bus is none other than 1980s Chicago Bears linebacker Otis Wilson. He's on screen for about a second.
The Fugitive poster
The Fugitive poster

The Fugitive Plot

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Fugitive. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Andrew Davis
Stars Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore
IMDB score 7.8