The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Echo of a Nightmare 

After being mugged by four hoodlums Kimble is reluctant to deal with the police. But while leaving town, he ends up getting handcuffed to a policewoman. When she breaks her ankle Kimble has to help her while evading the police manhunt.

Director:

James Sheldon

Writers:

John Kneubuhl (teleplay), Robert Lewin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble / Richard Taylor
Shirley Knight ... Policewoman Jane Washburn
Arch Johnson ... Nick Jackson
Elisabeth Fraser ... Millie Jackson
John Lasell John Lasell ... Cramer
Dennis Olivieri Dennis Olivieri ... Wes Cramer
Kevin O'Neal Kevin O'Neal ... Perry Jackson
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Harry Millard Harry Millard ... Police Officer Harry
Paul Lukather ... Barney
Hugh Sanders ... Al
Marc Winters Marc Winters ... Little Boy
Ford Rainey ... Lt. C. Wynn
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Storyline

After being mugged by four hoodlums Kimble is reluctant to deal with the police. But while leaving town, he ends up getting handcuffed to a policewoman. When she breaks her ankle Kimble has to help her while evading the police manhunt.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shirley Knight on David Janssen in a 2010 interview: The poor man was just overworked. He had those long, long, long hours, and a role where he was always doing physical things. There was one that was so rough, where we were handcuffed together for the whole show. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wes Cramer: Hey, hey, hey, hey, check it out.
[Points to restaurant manager paying Kimble with a stack of bills]
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Soundtracks

Theme from The Fugitive
Music by Pete Rugolo
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Two Emotional Story lines
7 June 2010 | by mduggan-706-994042See all my reviews

Jane Washburn is a policewoman in plain clothes. Kimble is robbed of $100 by thugs, and a uniformed colleague assists him. Astutely, Jane becomes suspicious when Kimble doesn't want to report the crime to police, and states that only $10 was taken. She insists on driving him out of town, and unexpectedly cuffs him to herself. This comes as a shock to him and to viewers, since we haven't seen any policewomen so far in this series. Gutsy, she throws the key to the handcuffs into the river. She thinks this will force Kimble to wait for backup, never guesses that he will insist that she run with him into hiding.

There are two emotional stories here. One is that Kimble must act like a thug, forcing Jane to come with him, and clamping his hand over her mouth anytime someone approaches. Must he become a thug in order to maintain his flight?

The other line is that (unbeknownst to Kimble) Jane was kidnapped at 15. Kimble winds up looking a lot like a second kidnapper, and she is terrified. But we find out she was not then, nor is she now, helpless. This is a very unusual female character for this series, and Shirley Knight is quite good.


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