U.S. Marshals

March 6, 1998 0 By Fans
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Wesley Snipes stars as Mark SheridanIrène Jacob appears as MarieMichelle Yeoh at event of U.S. MarshalsTommy Lee Jones stars as Sam GerardTommy Lee Jones stars as Sam GerardTommy Lee Jones stars as Sam Gerard


US Marshal Samuel Gerard (Jones) and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan (Snipes), a murderer and robber.

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 6.3/10 (36,721 voted)

Critic's Score: 47/100

Stuart Baird

Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr.

When a prisoner transport plane carrying Deputy Sam Gerard as an escort crashes, one prisoner, Mark Sheridan helps him rescue some trapped prisoners and then escapes himself. Gerard and his crack team of U.S. Marshals start their pursuit, but the simple fugitive situation soon gets more complicated when Gerard learns that Sheridan is no mere criminal and the story behind his incrimination becomes more and more suspicious. At the same time, Mark Sheridan is out to find out the truth himself while keeping one step ahead of Gerard

Writers: Roy Huggins, John Pogue


Tommy Lee Jones

Chief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard

Wesley Snipes

Mark J. Sheridan

Robert Downey Jr.

Special Agent John Royce

Joe Pantoliano

Deputy Marshal Cosmo Renfro

Daniel Roebuck

Deputy Marshal Bobby Biggs

Tom Wood

Deputy Marshal Noah Newman

LaTanya Richardson

Deputy Marshal Savannah Cooper

Irène Jacob

Marie Bineaux, Mark's Girlfriend

Kate Nelligan

United States Marshal Catherine Walsh

Patrick Malahide

Bertram Lamb, Security Service Director

Rick Snyder

Special Agent Frank Barrows

Michael Paul Chan

Xian Chen, U.N. Cultural Attache of China

Johnny Lee Davenport

Deputy Marshal Henry

Donald Li

Detective Kim

Marc Vann

Deputy Jackson

No one has seen anything like it…except for one man


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Release Date: 6 March 1998

Filming Locations: 444 N. Michigan Avenue, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $60,000,000


Opening Weekend: $16,863,988
(8 March 1998)
(2817 Screens)

Gross: $57,823,170
(26 July 1998)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


For shooting the scenes on the plane, director Stuart Baird and production designer Maher Ahmad looked at real prisoner transfer planes but were disappointed to find that they looked just like regular planes. As such, they came up with the design of the plane seen in the film – the feet restraints, the cage door, the mechanical locking system, the open toilet etc.


The Chevrolet Caprice used in the film is first shown without the two police style spot lights on it while driving through New York City, then when it arrives at the cemetery, the spotlights are on the car.


[Gerard busts open a bathroom door at the Lorelei building with his gun drawn and finds a terrified elderly man inside]

Sam Gerard:
US Marshals, are you in here alone? Are you in here alone?

Elderly Man:

User Review

Speedy, inventive and very entertaining


The only reason we have a film called "U.S. Marshals" is the cold fact that
somebody was simply dying to see Tommy Lee Jones returning into his
Oscar-awarded role as a tough, bold and unhesitating Deputy Marshal Samuel
Gerard. At first I was thinking "just another foolish sequel" and I have to
admit that at one point it more or less even looked like "U.S. Marshals" is
basically the same film than "The Fugitive" but only with Wesley Snipes in
the shoes of Harrison Ford. But this is the real and the final truth: from
what I remember "The Fugitive" was like I never considered it as all that
great but since I was definitely on the edge of my seat with "U.S. Marshals"
only logical thing would be to assume that this was naturally a better

I tried to avoid "U.S. Marshals" for many years (I've no idea why) but now
when I finally saw it I was stunned by it. Interesting detail about this
film as well as "The Fugitive" too is the peculiar fact that during the
movie audience can't never really decide who's side their sympathies
actually are and which one do they want to succeed: the innocent fugitive or
Tommy Lee Jones' eminent marshal because clearly they're both equally
heroes. "U.S. Marshals" is not a special thriller but it works splendidly as
what it is and it doesn't try to be anything it isn't. Tommy Lee Jones is
the ultimate star of the movie but Snipes is also pretty excellent as
Sheridan. When you think of "U.S. Marshals" the impressive scene where
Sheridan jumps onto the roof of a moving subway is already a classic. Still
I'm sure that's not necessarily the only scene audience remembers. I don't
know what you think but "U.S. Marshals" was a fine experience for