U.S. Marshals (film)

U.S. Marshals is a 1998 American action thriller film directed by Stuart Baird. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Roy Huggins and John Pogue. The film is a sequel to the 1993 motion picture The Fugitive, which in turn was based on the 1960s television series of the same name, created by Huggins. The story does not involve the character of Dr. Richard Kimble portrayed by Harrison Ford in the initial film. Instead, an altered plot centers on another fugitive, Mark Warren played by Wesley Snipes who attempts to elude government officials following an international conspiracy scandal. Several of the main cast from the previous film who portrayed Deputy Marshals, reprise their roles in the sequel. The ensemble cast features Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Downey, Jr., Joe Pantoliano, Daniel Roebuck, Tom Wood and LaTanya Richardson.

Two Diplomatic Security Service DSS agents are killed while trying to intercept a briefcase exchange taking place in a parking garage. The murders are caught on a CCTV camera, but the criminal escapes with top secret information.Months later, tow truck driver Mark Warren Snipes is arrested for an illegal weapons possession charge following a vehicular collision in Chicago. Through a fingerprint check, the police determine that he is actually federal fugitive Mark Roberts, wanted for a homicide. Roberts boards a prisoner transport aircraft back to New York, sharing the flight with Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard Jones, who is escorting prisoners unrelated to Roberts case. Roberts thwarts an assassination attempt by a Chinese prisoner with an improvised firearm, but the bullet pierces a window and depressurizes the cabin, forcing an emergency landing which leads to a crash in Kentucky. Gerard discovers Roberts has fled the crash site. DSS Special Agent John Royce Downey Jr. is assigned to join Gerards team to hunt Roberts. ........

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