He was a man who viewers could empathize with. The man is actually the Tafts' neighbor, Stafford city planner Lloyd Chandler. A veteran cop with more than twenty years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco, California. Ray was not mentioned again in the show, and the third season episode "Running Scared" dealt with Kimble and Donna reuniting to grieve over their father's death. Was this review helpful to you? The Fugitive ist eine Serie von Nick Santora mit Boyd Holbrook (Mike Ferro), Kiefer Sutherland (Detective Clay Bryce). The series is directed by Stephen Hopkins. (In the pilot episode, "Fear in a Desert City", Kimble does state that he found his wife "beaten to death."). The two part finale was shown on Monday May 25, 2015, at 5 am and 6 am ET. [15] The timing of the broadcast was unusual: Rather than ending the regular season, the finale was held back while suspense continued through the summer reruns. In season one, episode 15, Billy Mumy and Clint Howard appear in roles as Kimble's nephews, sons of Kimble's sister Donna. Dr. Richard Kimble is framed for his wife's murder by a mysterious one-armed man. The Fugitive is an American action thriller television series developed by Nick Santora for Quibi. (Raisch himself was 60 years of age when this episode was filmed.) A member of the Criminal Conspiracy Unit, Pepper works the wild side of the street, where she poses as everything from a gangster's moll to a streetwalker to a prison inmate. "Angels Travel on Lonely Roads" has in both parts, in addition to Sister Veronica, Albert Salmi as Chuck Mathers, the brutish owner of a gas station who gives Kimble trouble and later tries to collect the reward money when he finds out who Kimble is; and, filling in for Gerard (this is the only two-parter in which Gerard does not appear) Sandy Kenyon as a local sheriff and Ken Lynch as a local plainclothes police detective. Falsely convicted for the murder of his wife ... reprieved by fate when a train wreck freed him en route to the death house ... freed him to hide in lonely desperation ... to change his identity ... to toil at many jobs ... freed him to search for a one-armed man he saw leave the scene of the crime ... freed him to run before the relentless pursuit of the police lieutenant obsessed with his capture. As "Fred Johnson", he has a membership in an athletic club, and a receipt for the sale of a pint of blood – this particular receipt shows that his blood type is B negative, and that he claims his age as 47. Season 4, volume 1 was released on November 2, 2010. He is seen infrequently in the first three seasons, and has almost no actual dialogue until season four, when his character begins to take a more prominent part in the plotline. [citation needed] Both versions are available on DVD. Casting a doctor as the protagonist also provided the series a wider "range of entry" into local stories, as Kimble's medical knowledge would allow him alone to recognize essential elements of the episode (e.g., subtle medical symptoms or an abused medicine), and the commonplace doctor's ethic (e.g., to provide aid in emergencies) would naturally lead him into dangerous situations. On his way to be executed, he escapes. Destination: Death Row, state prison. "Baddies to the Bone: The 60 nastiest villains of all time". The Fugitive was a top show starring David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble. Richard later went out for a drive to cool off; as he was returning home, he nearly struck with his car a man with only one arm, who was fleeing from the vicinity of the Kimble house. Walk neither too fast, nor t… A man who has not yet been found. This title sequence was shortened starting with episode 7 through the remainder of the first season as follows: The name: Dr. Richard Kimble. Gerard's comments lead Chandler to agree to testify. Gerard comes close to acknowledging Kimble's innocence when he concludes, "Until I find him, and I will, he's no real menace to anyone but himself. 19 of 19 people found this review helpful. Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Learn how and when to remove this template message, IMDB cast list, "May God Have Mercy" episode, "The Fugitive: Season 1, Volume 2 Box Art", "The Fugitive: Season 2, Volume 1, Box Art", "The Fugitive - bring him in! Kimble and Gerard arrive as Chandler and Johnson are engaged in a gunfight. In "Nightmare at Northoak" and "Wife Killer", he states with certainty that the one-armed man does not exist and that Kimble is guilty; in "Corner of Hell", even after his own Kimble-like experience, he still scoffs at the existence of the one-armed man. But in that darkness, fate moves its huge hand. But in that darkness, fate moves its huge hand. Whether the law was right or wrong [in convicting him] is not my concern. While the character's real name is never definitively established, a case could be made that it is "Gus Evans"; as revealed in "The Judgment", that was the name that he used before killing Helen Kimble, when he would presumably have had no need to adopt an alias. Kimble visits the family and stays with them, despite Edith's objections, and with help from Helen's sister Terry (Louise Sorel) locates a secret bank account Helen kept for emergencies. Profession: Doctor of Medicine. The theme of a doctor in hiding for committing a major crime had also been depicted by James Stewart as the mysterious “Buttons the Clown”, who never removed his makeup, in The Greatest Show on Earth. The first episode aired on September 17, 1963 and the series finale aired with a two-part episode entitled "The Judgment" on August 22 and August 29, 1967 – purposefully held back to build suspense, aired just before the start of the next television season. 1. The One-Armed Man is identified as Fred Johnson in the two-part series finale, "The Judgment". Sunday 6th December at 9.00 AM. In the final scene, an exonerated Kimble leaves the courthouse and hesitantly shakes Gerard's hand. Sheppard's brothers hired F. Lee Bailey to appeal the conviction. 45 min. He signs the account over to Ed, saving him financially, but his safety is compromised when Edith learns that Terry believes his innocence (as does Ed, to a lesser extent) and is in love with Kimble and threatens to report him to the police, but Kimble escapes the household before this can happen, after gently letting Terry down. Johnson then grabs the loose gun, but Gerard shoots him from the ground with Chandler's rifle, and Johnson falls to his death. 36 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. While in transit, the train carrying Kimble derails, and Kimble becomes the titular 'fugitive' in an attempt to clear his name. After hesitating, Kimble shakes it. Kimble's family make scattered appearances throughout the series, most notably his sister, Donna (Jacqueline Scott) and her husband, Leonard Taft (played by James Sikking, Lin McCarthy and James Anderson in different episodes; Richard Anderson played Leonard Taft in the classic two-part final episode, "The Judgment"). With the city in a state of panic and misinformation traveling at the speed of social media, Mike's life and family hang in the balance as he becomes - The Fugitive. The couple was devastated, but Helen refused to consider adopting children as Richard wanted. In "Nemesis", Kimble unintentionally kidnaps Gerard's young son Philip Junior (played by 12-year-old Kurt Russell). The role was a natural lead-in to his part in The Fugitive. Following in hot pursuit is Inspector Philip Gerard, who is intending to bring in Kimble alive. The main title narration, as read by William Conrad, was changed for the first episode of the second season on through the last episode of the series: The Fugitive, a QM Production ... starring David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, an innocent victim of blind justice. Different variations, from sad to action-oriented, would be used, with many arrangements developed for the music supervisor to select as best suited for particular scenes. Kimble, pursued by Lt. Gerard, risks his life several times when he shows his identity to help other people out of trouble. Summary; Actors; Episodes; News ; Reviews; Comments; Videos; Stats; Suggestions; Help us by showing ads or become a Fan. The season was released through two volumes on Region 1 DVDs, with Volume 1 (containing the first 15 episodes) released on November 2, 2010 and Volume 2 released on February 15, 2011. The only chance to prove his innocence is to find the man who killed his wife. David Janssen may be best known for his role as Dr. Richard Kimble in the Classic TV show 'The Fugitive,' but there was much more to his life and career. 5 in their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time.[23]. (Rugolo would later work with creator Roy Huggins on Run for Your Life and other projects.) On February 9, 2015, CBS Home Entertainment announced they would release a repackaged The Fugitive: The Complete Series on DVD at a lower price on May 5, 2015 but did not include the bonus disc that was part of the original complete series set.[31]. The series revealed little about the man's personal life, especially not how or when he lost his right arm. To repair their relationship the desperate father needs to get his son off. Written by Home / Series / The Fugitive (1963) / Episodes. Here is a partial list: Other notable guest star appearances (in alphabetical order):[9]. It also spawned a spin-off, U.S. Season 1, Volume 2 was released on February 26, 2008. He is also referred to as Johnson in "The Ivy Maze" (where he is posing as "Carl Stoker") and at one point Fritz Simpson (William Windom) addresses him as "Fred". Morse portrayed Gerard as a man duty-bound to capture Kimble. This is not the method of choice for a man with only one arm; accordingly, this detail was later retconned, with the murder having been committed due to blunt force trauma with a lamp. What little original melody was actually written and recorded was built around a fast-paced tempo representing running music. [14] That record was held until the November 21, 1980 episode of Dallas, titled "Who Done It", viewed by 41.47 million households (53.3 percent of households and a 76 percent share), which was later surpassed by the series finale of M*A*S*H, titled "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen", on February 28, 1983, viewed by 50.15 million households (60.2 percent of households and a 77 percent share). En route to death row, Dr. Richard Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a "one-armed man" (p… Though as concerned as any father should be, Gerard is confident that Kimble will not do his boy any real harm. With Boyd Holbrook, Natalie Martinez, Tiya Sircar, Brian Geraghty. He thinks of the day when he might find the man with one arm, but now is now, and this is how it is with him. While taking the train from Los Angeles to Stafford, Kimble tells Gerard that he found something that might lead him to the truth, and that he believes Johnson is going to Stafford too. He persuades Gerard to give him 24 hours to clear himself, agreeing to turn himself in if he fails. There were 4 episodes with two parts over the course of the series, all of them featuring characters in both parts. Episode Recap The Fugitive (1963) on TV.com. Another journey, another place. There was tension and drama throughout the entire series run. David Janssenstarred as Dr. Richard Kimble, a physician who is wrongfully convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to receive the death penalty. ("Still the same fairy tale", he sneers.) Whether The Fugitive is ultimately cancelled or renewed for Season 2 remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, The Fugitive is on our new and upcoming TV shows 2020-21 list! Guilt or innocence was of no consequence to Gerard, whose own beliefs have been stated as follows: "I enforce the law. Start following. The Fugitive is one of the greatest TV series of all time, and I am delighted to have at last been given the opportunity to buy the complete series compatible with region 2 in the UK. those that require no identification or security checks, and bring about little social attention). Another frequent plot device is for someone to discover Kimble's true identity and use it to manipulate him, under the threat of turning him in to the police. Dr. Richard Kimble is pursued by the relentless Stafford police detective Lt. Philip Gerard (Morse), a formidably intelligent family man and dedicated public servant. Tracking music was standard practice at the time, but unlike virtually all primetime scripted series of the 1960s, no episode – not even "The Judgment" – received an original score;[12] all the original music used for the series was composed by Rugolo and recorded in London before the series was filmed. Florian Baumann . Richard Kimble ponders his fate as he looks at the world for the last time, and sees only darkness. Opening Narration: Now six months a fugitive, this is Richard Kimble with a new identity, and for as long as it is safe, a new name: James Lincoln. Proved guilty, what Richard Kimble could not prove was that moments before discovering his murdered wife's body, he saw a one-armed man running from the vicinity of his home. As he remarks to an LA police captain in "The Judgment, Part 1", the show's penultimate episode, "I've lost a lot of things these past four years ... starting with a prisoner the state told me to guard. But once you've acknowledged that ... when you set out on a shoplifting expedition, you go always to Cartier's, and never to Woolworth's!"[7]. The Fugitive (1963) 7.5 / 10. CBS' rights only cover the original series; the later productions were handled by Warner Bros. Entertainment. Share on social media. After the train wreck and his escape from custody, Kimble moves from town to town, always trying to remain unobtrusive and unnoticed as he evades capture and hopes to find the one-armed man. To coincide with the theatrical release, NBC aired the show's first and last episodes in the summer of 1993, and later hosted the film's broadcast television premiere in 1996. However, Gerard has already arrived in Los Angeles and is working with the local police, convinced Kimble will come to the city. Direct download links to HD TV series. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. The law pronounced him guilty; I enforce the law. Does Kimble commit crimes in his travels? According to some of those who worked on the show, these parallels were not coincidental. The Fugitive was nominated for five Emmy Awards and won the Emmy for Outstanding Dramatic Series in 1966. The One-Armed Man/Hand To Hand (5:11), This page was last edited on 4 December 2020, at 22:19. [7] One who recognized the similarity was Morse; he pointed out the connection to Quinn Martin, who admitted that The Fugitive was a "sort of modern rendition of the outline of Les Misérables. Die TV-Serie entwickelte sich bereits in den 1960er Jahren zu einem echten Klassiker. The Fugitive premiered in the United States on September 17, 1963. His decision to give Kimble 24 hours to clear himself in Part 2 of "The Judgment" also reflects that respect and his increasing doubts of Kimble's guilt regardless of the conviction. 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