The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Kimble escapes from a sheriff by stealing his station wagon, unaware that Lt. Gerard's son is hiding in the back seat.


Jerry Hopper


Harry Kronman, Roy Huggins (created by)




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble
Kurt Russell ... Philip Gerard Jr.
John Doucette ... Sheriff Deebold
Slim Pickens ... Corbin
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard
Bing Russell ... Davis
Adrienne Marden Adrienne Marden ... Mrs. Deebold
Paul Birch ... Captain Carpenter
Garry Walberg ... Jasper


Lt. Gerard interrupts the vacation he is having with his young son when he gets a report from the sheriff of a rural community that Dr. Kimble is working there. When they arrive, Kimble escapes by stealing the sheriff's car unaware that Gerard's son is hiding in the back seat. Written by Gene Jenkins

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13 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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Several Topps football cards were featured here, including a 1963 Jim Brown and a 1960 Bob Gain. See more »


In order to avoid detection by campfire and smoke, Kimble elects to heat up soup cans over the car's engine. However he fails to ventilate the cans, setting up the possibility of them exploding. See more »


Philip Gerard Jr.: My dad... he says the jury was sure.
Dr. Kimble: People have always been sure, Phil. Sure the world was flat. Sure they could make gold out of lead. They were sure that if a mad dog bit them they'd die. Being sure doesn't make you right.
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One really nice acting by young Kurt Russell
9 April 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The incredible workaholic, Lt Girard, has accrual lay taken some time off work. Coincidences abound with what follows. First, Richard Kimble just happens to be working nearby. Second, soon Girard is following a trail that leads to Kimble. But Kimble manages to escape and steals the Lieutenant's car---not realizing that Phillip Girard Jr is in the back. But this is a very bright cop's kid and he makes Kimble's escape all the more difficult. The kid is much like a chip off the old block--and uses his head to repeatedly try to get Kimble caught.

This episode is a very good one. Sure there are some huge coincidences but the writing still is quite good. It also helps that Kurt Russell was amazingly nature as a child actor-- very convincing and effective. Well worth seeing.

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