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Married couple Annie and Arthur Pope, former student radicals who remain committed to their peaceful causes, have been fugitives from the law since 1971, following their admission of the bombing of a napalm research facility that seriously injured a janitor, who was not supposed to be on duty at the time. They and their two sons, Danny and Harry, have learned to live under aliases and pick up and move at a moment's notice whenever it looks like the feds are getting close, which is on average twice a year. They are able to do so with the help of an underground network of friends, known as the Liberation. Through the network, the only extended family member they are able to keep in touch with periodically is Arthur's mother, Sophie Popov, those meetings always short and hidden away. They don't keep in touch with Annie's parents, wealthy Donald and Abigail Patterson, who they believe are part of the establishment problem of the world. Following Sophie's passing, Arthur believes their family unit of four becomes all the more important. Their constant moving means they have few material possessions, the only thing they need being a getaway vehicle. Their only indulgence is Annie's practice board which she's had since she was a child and which she used to teach Danny to play the piano. Their lives hit a crossroads when Danny reaches his senior year in school in Waterford, New Jersey, and transitions from being a fugitive Pope child into a man with his own dreams and aspirations. It includes falling in love for the first time, with classmate Lorna Phillips. It also includes thoughts of college, he applying to Julliard under the advice of Lorna's father, his music teacher, Mr. Edward Phillips. What Danny is to do in this phase of his life may end up being a joint family decision, Arthur and Annie who know they will never see him again if they let him go unless they give themselves up.

IMDB Rating: 7.7

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Juju, a drunken oaf who feels the need of being important to someone---anyone---and his friend, an artist, are forced at gunpoint to care for a fugitive, Peirre Barbier, in Juju's broken-down home. The urge for being needed is such in Juju that he gives up drinking and takes care of Pierre, even after he learns that Pierre has been making love to Maria, the girl Juju loves. Plans are made for Pierre's escape, and Maria is to join him over her father's protests. Marua steals money from her father and begs Juju to take it to Pierre. When Juju finds that Pierre plans to double-cross Maria, he kills him. Juju takes the money to his artist-friend, he tells him to return it to Maria, as coming from Pierre, so she won't think she has been betrayed. Juju returns to drinking and being a drunk.

IMDB Rating: 7.3

  

Based of the Graham Greene novel about a revolutionary priest in Central America. A priest who is The Fugitive is trying to getaway from the authorities who have denounced Christianity and want anyone linked to it dead. The Fugitive finds shelter with an Indian Woman (The Woman), a faithful parishioner, who gives the priest directions to Puerto Grande, where he could then board a ship and sail to freedom in America. On his journey to Puerto Grande, he meets up with a man who says he will protect him. In reality, he is the Police Informer and once The Fugitive realizes this, he is back on the run, but the Police Informer is never far behind along with the authorities.

IMDB Rating: 6.5

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The Civil War has just begun and the young men of the Virginia mountains are experiencing that great sting of war, the good-bye to mothers and sweethearts. The scene of our story is Virginia in a locality where the feelings of the people are about evenly divided. John, the Confederate, is taking leave of his mother to join the little regiment of the neighborhood volunteers. Off the band of patriots go to headquarters. Not very far away we see John, the Union soldier, bidding farewell to his mother and sweetheart, on his departure for the front. The two forces happen to be close to each other, and when John, of the Union forces, with comrades goes foraging they are surprised by John, the Confederate, and put to flight. The Union boy becomes separated from his companions and is hotly pursued by the Confederate. Driven to the "last ditch," the Federal turns and fires at the oncoming Confederate, who drops in his tracks. This enables the Union boy to get away, and rushing up to a farmhouse, which is indeed the home of the Confederate, dashes in and seeks protection of the mother of the boy he has slain. Neither of them, however, realized the enormity of this plea. The mother hides the fugitive behind the fireplace board, and as the soldiers later bring on the body of her dear boy, she realizes what the death of the fugitive would mean to his mother, so she is determined to save him, she, of course, not knowing that he was responsible for the death of her son. Later, however, when she learns the facts and the fugitive's identity, she is at first inclined to give him up, but when calm reason takes possession of her, her mother instinct predominates and she thinks of another mother awaiting her son's return, so she enables him to escape by the back way of the house, the Confederate soldiers having departed, they reasoning that the mother would not shield the destroyer of her son's life if he was anywhere about. After the war, when wounds are healed, two mothers are seen, one welcoming back her hero son as one of victory's band, while the other decorates with flowers the coat of the gallant boy who fought and died for the lost cause.

IMDB Rating: 5.7

  

Set in 1882, a mysterious fugitive seeks out his revenge on the person who landed him in prison. His tracking skills lead him to the quiet, peaceful town of Wichita, KS. The Cowtown is beginning the ascent from small farm village to a cross-cultural industrial metropolitan, which ultimately lends the fugitive and the mysterious drifter the backdrop they need to blend in with the changing landscape of the city. Jesse (Justin France), the drifter, takes up residence at a farmstead on the outskirts of the city and quickly develops relationships with the widow Ruth (Beth Wise) and the sisters Samantha (Karina Wolfe) and Mary (Reylynn Caster). What first appears like a colloquial family-upbringing unravels an underground crime syndicate living under the guise of the local business community. While Jesse seeks to confront some of the townspeople, a bounty hunter is employed to track the whereabouts of the mysterious man in black. As each character's history unfolds, the fugitive, the townspeople, and the bounty hunter find out there's far more than meets the eye in this sleepy Cowtown.

IMDB Rating: 8.4

  


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