The Fugitive

Trivia: When "Richard" starts to limp it wasn't planned, Harrison actually hurt a ligament in his knee shooting a promo for the movie, a promo that wasn't even part of the movie. He refused to receive treatment until filming was finished and ended up needing surgery.

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Trivia: Director Andrew Davis had Harrison Ford start the film with a beard, and then shave it off, rather than using a disguise for Richard Kimble throughout the film.

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Trivia: After his escape, it shows Harrison getting on a train marked with the name "Kimball" and then in the next shot, a helicopter flies over a hotel called "Harrison".

Trivia: In the courtroom when Richard Kimble is declared guilty, you can see a woman whispering to another woman behind Harrison Ford. This woman is Berniece Janssen, the mother of David Janssen, who portrayed Kimble in the original TV series of "The Fugitive."

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Trivia: On the cinema, VHS and pre-2001 DVD release of this film, an engineer can be seen looking down at Harrison Ford when the latter is taking shelter from the runaway derailed locomotive. Producer Peter MacGregor-Scott discusses this on an added feature on the new transfer DVD and says that the man has been erased digitally from the film. The odd thing is that the engineer, seen in closeup, bears a remarkable resemblance to Peter MacGregor-Scott himself and might even be him, judging by the latter's joking about the unwanted character in the film.

Trivia: Before being cast as Richard Kimble, Harrison Ford had never seen an episode of the TV show "The Fugitive."

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Trivia: Samuel Gerard's line "I don't care!" was ad-libbed by Tommy Lee Jones.

Continuity mistake: Kimble dyes his hair very dark to escape detection and dyed hair fades over time. For the rest of the movie his hair noticeably goes from darker shades to lighter shades and back again showing that the scenes were shot non-sequentially on different days with a fair amount of time in between.

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Richard Kimble: I didn't kill my wife!
Sam Gerard: I don't care.
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Question: Again, was the Polish woman's son really a drug dealer? A little piece of me thinks that it could have been a ruse by the Chicago PD to get him in and let Kimble think he was safe for the moment. Or, did he tell the cops that Kimble was living in his mother's basement as leverage to get out of being arrested for drug dealing?

Answer: Why on earth would the Chicago PD leave Kimble to think he was safe if they knew his location? He's a convicted killer - they find him, they grab him, they throw him in prison, end of story. No requirement to lull him into a false sense of security. They busted the Polish woman's son for drug dealing - he turned Kimble in to try to buy some leniency.

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