With “ On the Run ” in the 1990s, Andrew Davis succeeded in something that is still rare today: namely getting involved in the Academy Awards as a genuine genre film – and not just in the technology Oscars, but in the main categories . The breathless thriller starring Harrison Ford was nominated for seven Oscars (including Best Picture). In the end, Tommy Lee Jones won Best Supporting Actor.
«On the Run», based on the 1960s TV series of the same name, not only made a name for itself at awards ceremonies, but also convinced critics and audiences alike and grossed more than eight times its $ 44 million worth Budgets at the international box office. No wonder a sequel was filmed quickly.
While far less successful than its predecessor and without Harrison Ford in the lead, 1997’s » On the Hunt » once again starred Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones in his iconic role of Chief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard. If you haven’t seen «Auf der Jagd» yet, you can do so tonight at 11:10 p.m. on Kabel 1 or get the Blu-ray for a small dollar via Amazon:
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That’s what «On the hunt» is about
US Marshal Sam Gerard ( Tommy Lee Jones ) is on the hunt for murder suspect Mark Roberts («Blade» star Wesley Snipes ). This is said to have killed two agents of the Diplomatic Security Service. Although his fingerprints were found at the crime scene, Roberts insists he had nothing to do with the crime. After a brutal incident during the transport of prisoners, the plane has to be emergency loaded — and Roberts takes flight.
Although Sam Gerard has increasing doubts that Mark Roberts is really to blame for the murders, he and his team (including Iron Man icon Robert Downey Jr. ) hunt down the man who is now doing everything to protect his innocence to prove. Gerard becomes even more skeptical when he receives crucial information about Roberts’ personal background. But the hunt is already in full swing…
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