Corrected entry: When Dr. Richard Kimble is nearly run over by the freight train, look closely at the axles of the locomotive passing overhead. Diesel locomotives have large electric motors on each axle that actually propel the train. These electric motors are missing which would be similar to a car without a transmission. There is no way for a locomotive to move under its own power without these electric motors.
Corrected entry: After the bus has crashed they show a shot of a dead convict with his feet against a broken window, looking out at the train. Two or three shots go by and his feet are in a different position each time.
Corrected entry: In the flashback scene, Kimball is introduced to Lentz at the fundraiser on the night of the murder. The hitman is also obviously in Chicago to commit the murder. But it is later established and made much use of in the plot development that both Lentz and the hitman were in Cancun on a sail fishing junket on the night of the murder.
Corrected entry: Kimble searches records of people who have had prosthetic arms installed, which is how he eventually finds Frederick Sykes. Kimble and his lawyers should have been given access to those records prior to his trial, and if so, there's a good chance they would have found a record of Frederick Sykes.mightymick
Corrected entry: When Richard Kimble is walking, there is one shot of him walking into a train tunnel. The camera is mounted on top of a train and the train is clearly visible at the bottom of the screen. You see the train for a few seconds and then you see the shot focusing in on Richard, as if they've just discovered their mistake.
Corrected entry: When Samuel arrives at Cook County Hospital after learning that Kimble might be there, it is pitch black. In the next scene when he is questioning Dr. Eastman, it is broad daylight out.
Corrected entry: When Kimble is being chased out of the courthouse, he tells an officer, "There's a man in a blue top coat waving a gun around and screaming - and a woman", yet Gerard was the only one chasing Kimble.
Corrected entry: When the cops get called to the one-armed man's house:1) When they start listing his address off the call tracer, they give an address that does not exist.2) Even if it did exist, it's not on the South Side - it would be in the Loop, less than half a mile from where they are.3) When they finally pull up to the house, the address actually on the house doesn't match the address they supposedly traced the call to - it's in the 11000 block, not the 200 block.4) An address on the 11000 block of that street would be outside of the city of Chicago, and out of the jurisdiction of Chicago cops; yet they conduct a stakeout of his house anyway.
Corrected entry: In the scene when Kimble jumps from the train, a moment later the bus is demolished by the train and roars past Kimball. A moment later, Kimble is almost run over by the engine, indicating he must have run down the tracks faster than the train.
Corrected entry: In the shot right before Kimble jumps off of the dam, you can see the dam is angled out. There is no way he could have cleared it when he jumped.
Corrected entry: In the crime scene photos and the flashbacks shown during Kimble's trial, the murdered Helen Kimble is lying on her side (where she died making the 911 call). Later, in Kimble's nightmare, she's lying on her back, when he turned her over to try to revive her, and later embrace her when he realized she was dead. He admitted to moving her, so shouldn't she have been in this position in the earlier scenes? Certainly for the crime scene photos at least.
Corrected entry: When the police officer is describing Kimble to a man he thinks isn't him (really is), he says "brown hair". Kimble didn't have brown hair - it was gray.
Corrected entry: On the train towards the end Sykes kills the transit cop, and Richard Kimble is subsequently blamed for it. However, throughout the scene of Sykes killing the cop and his and Kimble's fight, there are at least two other people in the same car watching the whole thing who would be able to say with certainty that Kimble was not the one who killed the cop. He should never have been a suspect in that killing.
Corrected entry: At the end of the film when Kimble is fighting the other doctor on the roof of the hotel, they crash through a glass skylight into the elevator shaft. Tommy Lee Jones and Joey Pantoliano get to the broken window and look down at them, Joey holding his pistol out as if to shoot Kimble in the elevator shaft. Jones says no to him and he reholsters. Joey's pistol in this scene appears to be a stainless steel one, either a 1911 or a Smith and Wesson. However, inside the hotel later, in the climactic laundry room scene, Joey is holding a mid sized model Glock (all matte black), which is the one the other doc steals from him and tries to shoot Jones with.
Corrected entry: When Tommy Lee Jones has found out that Kimble is in "the presidential suite" he turns the car and goes to the hotel. If you look at the way he is turning the wheel compared to in what direction the car actually moves you will see that it doesn't fit - the car turns around to the left but the wheel is turned to the right.
Corrected entry: When Kimble reaches the hospital the first time he takes a box and carries it inside, as if he is one of the delivery guys. Why does nobody notice him? Wouldn't the delivery men see that he isn't one of them? And wouldn't people notice his unkempt appearance and ask questions of him?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Dr. Richard Kimble - posing as a janitor in a prosthetics lab - prints off a list of patients with a particular type of arm prosthesis, he quickly crumples up the paper and shoves it in his pocket. In the next scene, where Kimble is shown in a telephone booth calling people from the list, the paper has magically smoothed itself out.
Corrected entry: When Kimble is looking at the apartment, the landlady and son are speaking Polish. The landlady asks her son a question and he answers "Da" which is Russian. Polish is "tak".
Corrected entry: The prosecution uses Kimble's wife's 911 call as the most compelling evidence against him, since she says, "Richard. . .he's trying to kill me." Fair enough. But the first thing she says when the 911 operator is "There's someone in my house." As in an intruder, and not her husband. Why his lawyer doesn't jump on this is beyond me, as this should provide the jury with reasonable doubt, if not outright proof of Kimble's innocence.
Corrected entry: There's a fundamental flaw with this whole film. In the United States being innocent doesn't entitle you to escape from prison; it isn't even legal grounds for appeal. Kimble may not have murdered his wife, but he is guilty of escape from legal custody, resisting arrest (by threatening a U.S. Marshall with a gun which is a federal offense) and dozens of lesser charges.
Corrected entry: In the St. Patrick's Day parade scene, Richard grabs a green hat from the trash can. This hat is completely different from the hat he is wearing later on that scene.
Corrected entry: Are we really supposed to believe that when Kimble falls over 30 feet onto the top of the (metal) elevator, he does not have even a scratch on him (let alone being dead.). He even falls directly onto his face, its just way to much to even be slightly believable.
Corrected entry: When Richard is being interrogated by police and tells them about the one-armed man, he says "You find this man." Later on, when recalling that moment, he remembers it as "You find that man."
Corrected entry: In the scene where Harrison Ford is being chased out of Cook County Hospital, he tries to get lost in the St. Patrick's day parade. He takes his tan rain coat off, having a blue shirt underneath so that he will look different. Notice that when he takes his coat off in the middle of the parade, the next shot shows him having absolutely no coat.
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