An airplane bearing gruff U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard crashes in the wilderness. On board the same flight is Mark Sheridan, a federal prisoner accused of double murder, who escapes during the ensuing chaos, but not before rescuing several people from the wreckage. Gerard is ordered to hunt down the fugitive along with State Department agent John Royce, and the two pursue Sheridan relentlessly, despite growing doubts about his guilt.
Tommy Lee Jones
Chief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard
Mark J. Sheridan/Mark Warren/Mark Roberts
Robert Downey Jr.
Special Agent John Royce
U.S Marshal Catherine Walsh
Deputy Marshal Cosmo Renfro
Marie Bineaux, Sheridan's Girlfriend
Deputy Marshal Bobby Biggs
U.S. Marshal Noah Woodrow Newman
Deputy Marshal Savannah Cooper
Michael Paul Chan
Xian Chen, U.N. Cultural Attaché to the Peoples Republic of China