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- Studio: Warner Home Video
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An ultimately futile attempt to make lightning strike twice, this so-called spin-off from 1993's blockbuster The Fugitive avoids the label of "sequel" by forging ahead without the first film's star, Harrison Ford. The idea is to showcase the return of Tommy Lee Jones in his Oscar-winning role as tenacious U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard, this time testing his mettle against a covert government operative (Wesley Snipes) accused of murdering two secret service attachés. Unfortunately, Jones and the entire cast have been trapped in a rambling plot, and the underdog status that made Ford such a compelling hero is sacrificed to an evenly matched and eventually tiresome game of cat and mouse, with a villain whose identity is far too predictable. With no dramatic build-up and several superfluous characters to distract its focus, the film's momentum plays out like a rote exercise compared to the high stakes of the earlier film. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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There are many similarities to the latter, especially in the first third of the film, featuring some tremendous action scenes. Instead of a train crash, we have a plane crash. Instead of Harrison Ford on the run, we have Wesley Snipes. In both films, you have such an involving story that the two hours fly by.
The Fugitive is still one of my all-time favorite movies. If you were entertained by it as well but are wary of sequels, you needn't be here: this is very good.
The film kicks off with a car chase, involving 'Mark Roberts'(Wesley Snipes) who will
become the fugitive.
'Marshal Sam Gerard'(Tommy Lee Jones) is assigned along with fellow deputy's to escort a
number of prisoners on a flight to another location.
During the flight an incident on board leads to catastrophic engine failure, the plane is forced
to attempt an emergency landing, after which during desperate moments when the plane
finishes up in a river,
one of the prisoners escapes....'Mark Roberts'
This triggers a search led by 'Marshal Sam Gerard'
Federal agents have been trying to track down former agent 'Mark Roberts'
real name 'Mark Sheridan' he'd killed two agents, he'd claimed this to
The agency insist that 'Agent John Royce' (Robert Downey jnr) joins the marshal in the search.
The hunt begins......it becomes a game of cat-and-mouse as the search becomes more intense.
Will 'Mark Sheridan' have time to clear his name before capture ?
A enjoyable and dramatic watch, the film has several action sequences, along
with some convincing visual effects.
Plenty of tension coupled with a pretty good transfer HD upgrade on this 1998
movie, good picture and sound quality throughout.
WELL WORTH REVISITING. (U.S. IMPORT....it is MULTI-REGION)
Features include:- 'Anatomy of the plane crash' 'Justice under the star'
'Commentary by director - 'Stuart Baired' and 'Theatrical Trailer'
Tommy Lee Jones easily steals the show, but lets not take anything away from Wesley Snipes though, he is as reliable as ever being the action hero.
Tommy Lee Jones plays the no nonsense U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard and once again will stop at nothing to catch his fugitive. Little does he know that his fugitive is trained for this type of situation which makes him extremely hard to catch. But no one is that hard to catch for the great Sam Gerard, until now.
Great acting, suspense and action all in one. Overall, if you like either of these two actors you will love this film, if you enjoy action films you will love this film, just watch it and you will understand what I mean.
The bottom line for me is that this is an entertaining film with plenty of action and characters that keep the plot going throughout (there were sequences that I had forgotten from my 1st watch) but the film does not reach the high standards of its 'parent', 'The Fugitive' made in 1993 and which introduced us to several of the characters that reappear in this sequel.
The main failing IMO is the lack of a main character as played by Harrison Ford in the original : a vulnerable innocent ordinary man (a doctor) who had to step up to the mark and prove his innocence against a sophisticated,powerful villain.We were with him all the way as he stumbled inexorably towards the final confrontation with the men who framed him.
Not unlike the Richard Hannay figure in 'The 39 Steps' which will always be the benchmark to me in this type of thriller.
Wesley Snipes plays the supposedly framed innocent man here, and he is ex-Special Forces and an ex-Government agent and probably would have sorted everything out on his own without Tommy Lee Jones and his team who seemed to be back up to the proceedings.To my eyes he didn't bring the confused innocence that Ford's character bestowed into the plot of 'The Fugitive' and the main emphasis of this later film remained on Jones's Marshal Gerard. Jones simply could not repeat his Best Supporting Actor Oscar , the plot,script and acting just weren't good enough.
Worth a watch for action hounds but the earlier film tops it by far.
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absolute rubbish & unusable wafer thin "repo disc +cant get pat "play"promp" its heding for the dustbin before even used(which is impossible to do as statedPublished 1 month ago by SUSIE
A man accused of a crime is captured. He is to be transported via 'Con Air' but there is a terrible plane crash. The guy escapes so the U.S Marshalls aspire to track him down.Published 1 month ago by ellison