Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.
USA, 1993. Warner Bros., Kopelson Entertainment. Story by David Twohy, Screenplay by Jeb Stuart, David Twohy, based on characters created by Roy Huggins. Cinematography by Michael Chapman. Produced by Arnold Kopelson. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by J. Dennis Washington. Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers. Film Editing by Don Brochu, David Finfer, Dean Goodhill, Dov Hoenig, Dennis Virkler, Richard Nord.
One of Harrison Ford‘s best films is this marvellous action film inspired by the sixties television show. He’s a well-respected doctor who comes home one day to find his wife (Sela Ward) murdered and the evidence pointing towards him. Managing a prison break soon after being sentenced, he has to keep on the lam from the law until he can clear his name and prove that he didn’t commit the crime. Tommy Lee Jones gives the film its pulse in his brilliant portrayal of the FBI agent nipping at Ford’s heels. Look for Julianne Moore in an early role as a hospital doctor.
Academy Award: Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones)
Nominations: Best Picture; Best Cinematography; Best Film Editing; Best Sound; Best Sound Effects Editing; Best Original Score
Golden Globe Award: Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones)
Nominations: Best Actor-Drama (Harrison Ford); Best Director (Andrew Davis)