U.S Marshals (1998)

“You play any tricks, I gotta shoot you! ” – Sam Gerard

Number of Times Seen – Between 3-5 times (Theater in ’98, 28 May 2000 and 20 Aug 2018)

Brief Synopsis – The men and women of the US Marshall office led by Sam Gerard are back in action tracking a deadly murderer

My Take on it – This is a film that was made solely in order to help emphasize the characters that we first met 5 years earlier in The Fugitive (1993).

It was great revisiting these characters because it allows us to learn so much more about them and their job.

Tommy Lee Jones helps us dive even deeper into the psyche of his character Sam Gerard as we try and understand what makes his relentlessly track his “prey”.

This film has a great plot which gets more and more complicated as things move along which helps raise the levels of tension and suspense throughout.

The story is constantly on the move and they don’t stop to catch their breathe the entire time which makes it so much more thrilling and enjoyable.

Loved how they take us to numerous cities and locations to show the scope of their work when tracking a criminal around the country.

Bottom Line – Great sequel that works quite well especially since it brings back characters that we already are familiar with. Jones is once again superb in this role and we get to learn so much more about his Oscar winning character. The story is constantly on the move and they do a great job digging the storyline deeper and deeper in order to make it even more suspenseful and thrilling. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – For the scene where Sheridan (Wesley Snipes) escapes by swinging onto a moving train, which was shot in East Harlem, New York, stuntman Clay Donahue Fontenot performed the stunt as it is seen in the film – he swung from the building on a seventy foot long reinforced cable, and landed on the roof of a train station alongside a passing train. Because of the logistics of the scene, no safety net or airbag could be used, making it a one time only shot. It took ten weeks to plan the shot, and eight hours to set it up. It lasts for seven seconds in the film. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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