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U.S. Marshals

A movie directed by Stuart Baird

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  • May 2, 2000
Rating:
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Pros: Stunts, Snipes, Scenery

Cons: Jones, Predictable

Before I write this epinion, I'd like to start out by saying that I actually worked on the second unit (stunts) on US Marshals. While my experience working on this film was wonderful, I'm afraid the film didn't turn out to be what I thought it would be.

We worked long das in all sorts of weather while shooting. We had to put up with egos from Tommy Lee Jones and Joe Pantoliano (I could tell you some stories!), not to mention many of the directors. It's sad to say that $80 Million was spent on making this movie.

Sam Shepard (Jones) is back again as a tough US Marshal. A sequel to the blockbuster hit The Fugitive, US Marshals misses it's mark. The plot is basically about Mark Sheridan (played by Wesley Snipes) trying to figure out who framed him before getting caught by Shepard and his band of Marshals. There are a lot of twists and turns, most of which are predictable.

I may be biased, but I think the stunts are awesome. The stunt double for Snipes (Clay Donahue Fontenot) is absolutely fearless, as you can see when he swings from the roof of a building to the top of a moving train. Here's a piece of trivia for you: Did you know that a $25,000 steady cam was destroyed during the stunt where the truck hits the police car? Because of that, the director of the second unit was replaced by Stunt Coordinator Gary Davis. (Snipes refused to work with the first director because he was just too dangerous!)

All in all the movie is okay. It's better than a lot of movies out there, but I prefer something like True Lies if I'm going to watch an action film. Personally, I think that a sequel to The Fugitive never should have been made -- especially without Harrison Ford!



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review by . May 02, 2000
Pros: Stunts, Snipes, Scenery     Cons: Jones, Predictable     Before I write this epinion, I'd like to start out by saying that I actually worked on the second unit (stunts) on US Marshals. While my experience working on this film was wonderful, I'm afraid the film didn't turn out to be what I thought it would be.      We worked long das in all sorts of weather while shooting. We had to put up with egos from Tommy Lee Jones and Joe Pantoliano …
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Tommy Lee Jones reprises his Oscar-nominated role as lawman Sam Gerard in THE FUGITIVE. This time, his lamster is a former Secret Service agent accused--perhaps wrongfully--of the cold-blooded murder of two of his unit members. As the chase unfolds, Gerard becomes more and more fascinated by his highly trained and intelligent quarry--and more convinced of his innocence.
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Director: Stuart Baird
Release Date: 1998
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: Warner Home Video (July 21, 1998)
Runtime: 2hr 10min
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