Good-day, Kittens & Dawgs! Thank you for joining me. This week’s TMP theme is On the Run, hosted Wandering through the Shelves. The basic rules simple; base on the theme of the week pick three to five movies and tell why I picked them. Grab your popcorn, coke, and follow me to the movies!
Filmed partly in the western North Carolina mountains is one of our favorite ‘On the Run’ all-time flicks starring Harrison Ford is “The Fugitive”. Accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble (Ford) a prominent surgeon, claims a one-armed assailant killed his wife and then attacked him. However, a jury finds him guilty. During the prison transfer, the bus crashes giving Ford a chance to prove his innocence while on the lam. It’s a fabulous action-thriller with US Marshall Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) heading the manhunt to capture Kimble!
Hollyweird left behind the bus/train crash scene in Dillsboro, North Carolina after the 1993 production, which I photographed a few times over the years most recently I shared them here.
Featured in my next movie selection are Mel Gibson and Golden Hawn from 1990, “Bird on a Wire”. For 15-years Rick Jamin (Gibson) was hidden in witness protection for putting away a drug leader when his former girlfriend Marianne crosses his path while working as a gas attendant. She thinks he’s been dead. Now the truth is out and the fun begins with Rick’s cover blown and dragging Marianne into trouble. It’s an action-comedy ‘On the Run’ film that will leave you in stitches!
What’s not to like about Mel Gibson? This is a fun film. He and Goldie make a great team!
Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) is a New York cab driver who watches the government and reports his conspiracy theories in a self-published newsletter. Alice Sutton (Julia Roberts) is a lawyer with the DA who befriended Jerry after he saved her from a mugging. She thinks he kooky but harmless with his paranoid delusions but when one of Jerry’s articles rubs the wrong people then everyone on Jerry’s mailing list ends up dead, except him and he’s next. Check out “Conspiracy Theory”!
Mel Gibson probably is my favorite actor from the 80s and 90s. That’s when he cranked out some of his top films.
That’s a wrap, folks! I hope y’all decide to come back tomorrow for a lot of Friday fun rolled into one post. There’s something for everyone photography (Skywatch Friday), blessings (Celebrate the Small Things), Friendly fill-ins, and lots of laughs (Friday Sillies)!