U.S. MarshalsMarch 6, 1998
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
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
Mark J. Sheridan
Robert Downey Jr.
Special Agent John Royce
Deputy Marshal Cosmo Renfro
Deputy Marshal Bobby Biggs
Deputy Marshal Noah Newman
Deputy Marshal Savannah Cooper
Marie Bineaux, Mark's Girlfriend
United States Marshal Catherine Walsh
Bertram Lamb, Security Service Director
Special Agent Frank Barrows
Michael Paul Chan
Xian Chen, U.N. Cultural Attache of China
Johnny Lee Davenport
Deputy Marshal Henry
No one has seen anything like it…except for one man
Warner Bros. |
Release Date: 6 March 1998
Filming Locations: 444 N. Michigan Avenue, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $16,863,988
(8 March 1998)
(26 July 1998)
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]
US Marshals, are you in here alone? Are you in here alone?
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