Dr. Richard Kimble just can’t seem to get a break. First, his wife was murdered by the mysterious and elusive one-armed man. Then, he was wrongfully convicted for her murder and sentenced to hang. On the way to the gallows, the train crashed, which, although it freed an innocent man, only freed him to a paranoid and suspicious life on the lam. To make matters worse, there’s a near-psychotic cop by the name of Lieutenant Philip Gerard on his trail — and he’s the type of man who simply will not let well enough alone.
CBS/Paramount brings us another thrilling half-season set of Roy Huggins’ widely popular television drama The Fugitive with David Janssen as Richard Kimble and Barry Morse as his relentless pursuer, Lt. Gerard. Season Two, Volume Two brings us four discs containing the second half of a truly wonderful season, chock-full of wonderful stories and terrific performances by both the lead actors and some dynamic guest stars such as Angie Dickinson, Robert Duvall, Pat Hingle, Dabney Coleman, and Tom Skerritt to name a few — and those are just a few of the guest stars on the first disc alone. Kimble’s adventures (or would they be considered misadventures considering the man’s bad luck?) have him being set up for murder (which is nothing new for him, so you’d think he’d be used to it by now) and running up against good and bad people on both sides of the law.
For once, the bad luck isn’t solely reserved for Kimble this time around — even poor Lt. Gerard gets his share of misfortune when he winds up being hunted by a pack of redneck moonshiners (including R.G. Armstrong and Bruce Dern). Other highlights in this set involve Dr. Kimble trying to pass off a dead body as his own, being fingered as a serial killer by a group of vigilantes, and even winding up in the witness relocation program due to a case of mistaken identity.