4 Film Favorites: Harrison Ford Collection
Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones race through this breathless manhunt movie inspired by one classic TV series and which in turn inspired yet another. Ford is prison escapee Dr. Richard Kimble, a Chicago surgeon falsely convicted of killing his wife and determined to prove his innocence by leading his pursuers to the one-armed man who committed the crime. Jones (the 1993 Academy AwardÂ®, Golden Globe and Los Angeles Film Critics Award winner as Best Supporting Actor) is Sam Gerard, an unrelenting bloodhound of a U.S. Marshal. They are hunted and hunter. And as directed by Andrew Davis (Under Siege), their nonstop chase has one exhilarating speed: all-out.
Presumed Innocent is a suspenseful whodunit, a sexy thriller, a powerful courtroom drama & a dazzling vehicle for Harrison Ford. He plays a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a co-worker (Greta Scacchi) who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies & hidden passions.
It's an ordinary day at Landrock Pacific Bank - ordinary for everyone but I.T. expert Jack Stanfield. His wife and children are held hostage at home. Their kidnappers have one demand: Jack must heist $100 million from the ultra-secure system he designed. And they'll be watching every move he makes.
Showing the Everyman vulnerability, strength and resourcefulness that make him one of film's most appealing heroes, Harrison Ford portrays Stanfield in this cyber-edged race against time. Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code) co-stars as an ice-blooded crime mastermind. And Virginia Madsen (Sideways) plays Stanfield's wife, who disregards her own terror to protect her children. The criminals' plan is airtight. They figure the can't lose. But they overlook one thing: the desperation of a man with everything to lose.
The Mosquito Coast
After teaming up on Witness, Harrison Ford and director Peter Weir reunite for this adventure about utopia gone haywire. A movie icon as Star Wars' Han Solo and Indiana Jones, Ford here explores the dark side of heroism in a dynamically different role. He plays a brilliant inventor (nine patents, six pending) who leads his devoted wife (future Academy Award winner Helen Mirren) and four children into the remote jungles of Central America to carve out a new society, but instead faces the ultimate test of survival. River Phoenix (who would go on to play Young Indy in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) and Martha Plimpton also star in this spellbinding adaptation (by Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader) of Paul Theroux's bestseller.