Police drag in Kimble when a co-worker robs the liquor store the fugitive's clerking in. Some police suspect Kimble's involved, but their chief knows he's not - because his alienated son is the stick-up man. To repair their relationship the desperate father needs to get his son off. Will he feed Kimble to his wolves to do so ?
While working as a deck hand on a charter boat, a company believes the skipper left the country after embezzling cash and securities. The police decide to use an agent as the boat's replacement skipper since the next passenger is the embezzler's wife who intends to meet up with him in Mexico. The police also decide to investigate the mysterious deckhand since he has no background.
While attending a baseball game, a woman Dr. Kimble is sitting next to is told that she has a phone call and is kidnapped. As Kimble is the only one who saw the kidnapper, her rich father coerces him into helping find his daughter.
Dr. Kimble meets with a fraternity brother who is now a professor of sleep research at a university and has seen the one-armed man working there. The professor has an elaborate plan to extract proof from the man that he killed Kimble's wife.
While waiting to leave a small town in Montana, Dr. Kimble is spotted by the authorities and arrested. He is cleared for having stolen a truck but the sheriff decides to jail him for having resisted arrest and suspects he's not who he says he is. While Kimble is held in jail, another prisoner determines his true identity.
An immigrant cigar maker's son is accosted by neighborhood bullies and calls the police to put a stop to the harassment. The only witness to the incident is Dr. Kimble whose face seems oddly familiar to the officers.
Kimble is blackmailed into slaving for a physician obsessed with curing a deadly strain of meningitis prevalent in a remote Mexican province. The fugitive put ashore in Mexico, after fleeing U.S. police, and swapping places with a departing sailor. The expatriate Dr. Howell will stop at nothing to wipe out his "tiny enemy," but Richard Kimble contests the ethics of Howell's fanatical methods, as a wily local police sergeant closes in on the convicted killer.
A diplomat's slip lands Kimble in the only place he can't be re-captured: a Washington, D.C. embassy. Dr. Kimble ministers to the ambassador from a newly democratized African nation, when the emissary is almost flattened by a D.C. cab. Everything looks cozy for the fugitive, who's in town to court an appeal specialist - especially bunking down the hall from the legation's man-eater secretary.