History Series / TheFugitive

26th Feb '17 10:38:22 AM nombretomado
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** A more likely proximate inspiration was the 1946 David Goodis novel ''Dark Passage'' (better known for its [[Film/DarkPassage 1947 film adaptation]] starring HumphreyBogart), which also involves a man taking it on the lam after being falsely convicted of his wife's murder and then escaping. In fact, [[http://www.davidgoodis.com/page15/page15.html Goodis sued United Artists Television]] (which distributed ''The Fugitive'') for copyright infringement; the case was eventually settled out of court following his death.

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** A more likely proximate inspiration was the 1946 David Goodis novel ''Dark Passage'' (better known for its [[Film/DarkPassage 1947 film adaptation]] starring HumphreyBogart), Creator/HumphreyBogart), which also involves a man taking it on the lam after being falsely convicted of his wife's murder and then escaping. In fact, [[http://www.davidgoodis.com/page15/page15.html Goodis sued United Artists Television]] (which distributed ''The Fugitive'') for copyright infringement; the case was eventually settled out of court following his death.
14th Feb '17 3:24:52 PM Enhas
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* LoopholeAbuse: At the end of "The Savage Street", Jose and his son Jimmy (the main characters of the episode) are helping Kimble escape but his police officer brother stops them and demands him to open the van door. After Jose tells him what will likely happen to both him and his nephew if they are caught harboring Kimble (and he knows full well that Kimble is hiding in the van), he still orders him to open the door because as a police officer he's obligated to search. But he ''doesn't look inside'', and quickly closes the door, letting Kimble escape and getting them all off the hook.
14th Feb '17 1:26:45 PM Mdumas43073
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* PoliceBrutality: Kimble becomes the victim in "A Clean and Quiet Town". [[spoiler: Turns out the one-armed man is behind the attack and the city's entire police force is corrupt.]]

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* PoliceBrutality: Kimble becomes the victim in "A Clean and Quiet Town". [[spoiler: Turns out the one-armed man One-Armed Man is behind the attack and the city's entire police force is corrupt.]]
17th Dec '16 9:45:45 PM Mdumas43073
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Used for most episodes, leading naturally to ItsAlwaysSpring and occasional instances of MisplacedVegetation and TheMountainsOfIllinois.
14th Dec '16 9:05:52 AM Enhas
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** Putting himself at risk of being captured to help children, or even possibly killed on the spot, often works in his favor to convince others of his innocence and to help him. The two biggest examples are the ''entire town'' in "Nightmare at Northoak" (including its law enforcement), and the detective in "When the Bough Breaks" (who is very heavily implied to have figured out Kimble's identity, but lets him go after he found and helped to rescue a kidnapped baby).
17th Nov '16 2:35:02 PM Enhas
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* FriendToAllChildren: Kimble. People taking advantage of or otherwise abusing them are especially despised by him.
12th Nov '16 3:44:01 PM Enhas
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* BerserkButton: Gerard is normally very composed and calm, but [[spoiler:he breaks during the finale when interrogating the One-Armed Man, precisely because he finally realizes at that moment that Kimble is right. He also chews out Lloyd Chandler later for not testifying on behalf of Kimble years ago.]]
12th Nov '16 3:18:38 PM Enhas
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The entire point of the two-parter "Angels Travel on Lonely Roads". Kimble and Sister Veronica met each other at precisely the right time, which (through a series of fortunate events) ultimately led to him slipping through the police dragnet and her not abandoning her faith. No matter the interpretation, both see it as a miracle.
18th Sep '16 3:34:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* NewscasterCameo: John Walsh appears in an episode, hosting an AmericasMostWanted segment on the hunt for Kimble.

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* NewscasterCameo: John Walsh appears in an episode, hosting an AmericasMostWanted Series/AmericasMostWanted segment on the hunt for Kimble.
22nd Aug '16 10:32:56 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:300:Left to right: Fred Johnson (aka the One-Armed Man), Richard Kimble and Lt. Gerard.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Left to right: Fred Johnson (aka the One-Armed Man), Richard Kimble Kimble, and Lt. Gerard.]]
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