Renewing An Old Duel

TITLE: THE FUGITIVE

DIRECTOR: ANDREW DAVIS

WRITERS: JEB STUART AND DAVID TWOHY

THE BOTTOM LINE: Reimagined instead of recycled, an adaptation of a '60s old TV show emerges as a first-rate thriller.

A smart federal law-enforcement officer, his wit informed by years of experience and buttressed by all the latest crime-fighting technology; a cunning, daring criminal managing always to stay just an infuriating half step ahead of his pursuer; a final confrontation that begins at a large, celebratory public occasion, proceeds to vertiginous grapplings along the edge of a big-city high-rise and ends with justice done by the narrowest, scariest of...

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