#8 – The Fugitive
Nominated for seven Oscars including Best Picture, The Fugitive finally saw Tommy Lee Jones receive his due reward with an Oscar for Supporting Actor. Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones race through the breathless manhunt movie based on the classic TV series. Ford is prison escapee Dr. Richard Kimble, a Chicago surgeon falsely convicted of killing his wife and determined to prove his innocence by leading his pursuers to the one-armed man who actually committed the crime. Jones (1993 Academy Award and Golden Globe winner as Best
Supporting Actor) is Sam Gerard, an unrelenting bloodhound of a U.S. Marshal. They are hunted and hunter.
This film was no stop action and Harrison Ford was equally impressive as Dr. Kimball. I remember watching rerun of the TV series of the same name growing up, as my mother loved the show, and she and I saw the movie together. Exciting, and action packed, but even more than that was the caliber of the acting, the script and the cinematography. Definitely one of the Best pictures of the year. It continues to be one of my favorites.