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An ultimately futile attempt to make lightning strike twice, this so-called spinoff 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 buildup 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

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Tommy Lee JonesChief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard
Wesley SnipesMark J. Sheridan/Warren/Roberts
Robert Downey Jr.Special Agent John Royce
Joe PantolianoDeputy Marshal Cosmo Renfro
Daniel RoebuckDeputy Marshal Bobby Biggs
Tom WoodDeputy Marshal Noah Newman
LaTanya RichardsonDeputy Marshal Savannah Cooper
Irène JacobMarie Bineaux
Kate NelliganUnited States Marshal Catherine Walsh
Patrick MalahideBertram Lamb
Michael Paul ChanXian Chen
Johnny Lee DavenportDeputy Marshal Henry
Donald LiDetective Kim
Marc VannDeputy Jackson

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Stuart Baird
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 131 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 6, 1998
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
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