Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - [Narrator] This is Chris Anderson, a retired fugitive investigator who spent 25 years hunting down violent criminals. - Most of the guys that we look for were usually murderers, robbers, bank robbers. We ran the gamut of the most violent crimes that we have in our society today. - [Narrator] Today, Chris is going to review some of Hollywood's greatest manhunt scenes to determine what they get right and wrong. [suspenseful orchestral music] - So today we'll be looking at some clips. These clips will be of movies that we've all seen or heard of. And we'll take about how some of those clips relate to real life fugitive investigative experience and some of it relates to more of movie magic. [television static blaring] First up, "Joker." In this scene, cops are chasing the Joker through the city. - Arthur! [man yelling] [car horn blaring] [tires screeching] - I've seen that happen so many times it's ridiculous. Some of the guys can get up and go right back to running just like Arthur did, and then some of them can't. [announcer muffled by loudspeaker static] [tense orchestral music] [passengers muttering] As a fugitive investigator, this is probably your worst nightmare. The person that you're pursuing gets on a crowded train and everyone is, in some way, almost dressed alike. But you still have to pursue that person. You have to find some way to take the person into custody because now he knows that you are after him. - Police, police! [passengers yelling] [tense orchestral music] [police yelling muffled by passengers] - I would never pull my weapon out in the place where I didn't have as much control as possible. As fugitive investigators we train to have your gun down and low ready, close to your body where you can have as much control over it as possible. You don't go through a train full of people and a huge crowd with your weapon pointed out in front of you. That's a tactical error. - Go, go, go! [passengers yelling] [passengers yelling] [laughing] - You see where that tactical error caused him to be jumped on by the citizens that are inside of that train who really don't know that these guys are cops. And they are doing what they know in order to keep themselves from being his next victim. They take him down, they take his weapon and they begin to, to plummel him. But that mistake is what causes the Joker, who's the fugitive in this case, to get away. [television static] [mysterious orchestral music] Next up, "The Fugitive". In this scene, Tommy Lee Jones chases Harrison Ford, the fugitive, through a very crowded substation. [mysterious orchestral music] Tommy Lee Jones, to me, is the perfect example in this role of what a fugitive investigator is. Kinda brash, kinda cocky, extremely confident in everything that he does. And that's the type of mindset that you need. [intense orchestral music] Any fugitive investigator, that sees a person that he's investigating or sees a convict that he's looking for, if he's worth his salt, he's gonna pursue him. He should pursue him. That's a part of the job. There have been plenty of vehicle chases, there have been plenty of foot chases that I've been involved in, but I don't chase 'em nearly as far as I did back when I was much younger. [tense orchestral music] - Officer, officer, there's a man in a blue top coat waving a gun and screaming at a woman. - Stop that man! Get his coat! - Now I could see that happening. Got someone that looks normal, doesn't look like he could be into anything. He comes out and says, "There's a guy that's screaming at a female." And then you see a guy screaming. You know, you gonna automatically respond. So that's not a stretch of the imagination. [intense orchestral music] - Hold it! [shots blasting] [intense orchestral music] [shots blasting] [alarm blaring] Open the door! - That is a stretch. That should not happen. In 1985, Tennessee versus Garner, the Supreme Court ruled that no officer can use lethal force in order to subdue or take into custody a fleeing fugitive. You shouldn't see an officer firing a weapon at a person who's simply running away from him. That shouldn't happen. [television static blaring] [tense orchestral music] Next up, "The Legend of Billie Jean". [retro pop music] - Oh I see her, you just sit and you let her walk on in. - In this scene, police confront a person they think is Billie Jean, the fugitive. [retro pop music] [crowd yelling] As you can see in this scene, there is a possible hostage in play. Hostage taking is something that goes with the territory. I mean, you have to be ready for it as a fugitive investigator because that's where your tactical mindset should come into play because, whenever you have a fugitive, you wanna take that person into custody where you'll have the least amount of casualties. [crowd yelling] [tense orchestral music] The fact that law enforcement is allowing all of these people to crowd up on the beach, that's not gonna happen. You know, if we have our tactical unit in place out in an area that could be crowded with a bunch of citizens, you wanna negate any outside influences. So they would've had those folks way way back and not even having the officers in the line of fire. So for this situation, this clip is inaccurate. - Shutup dork! [crowd yelling] [gun firing] - The tactical officer with the sharp shooter, he has the right to use lethal force, because he's using it in the protection of another person. So that portion of the scene is not too far fetched to believe. It can happen and it has happened. [television static] [tense orchestral music] Next up, "Dirty Harry". In this scene, Dirty Harry, a detective, is pursuing a fugitive who's just hijacked a bus. [car horn blaring] - What the hell you doing? Pass the VW! Pass it, will you? [engine roaring] - When I look at this clip I see Dirty Harry and he's pursuing this guy alone. That's something that, in this day and time, that does not happen. You got yourself, this convict or this fugitive, and he has about 10 to 15 potential hostages. So that, you don't want that. [gun shot firing] [screaming] [gun shot firing] [screaming] [gun shot firing] [screaming] [children crying] In the situation like this, the proper protocol would be to back off, give this person some space, hopefully the bus'll break down and run out of gas or he'll stop, someway we'll get him stopped. Maybe even blow to the tires on the bus. Just to get him stopped. But what you don't want to have is him with 15 potential hostages, inside of a bus. Really he's putting the lives of the kids in danger. [children screaming] [door crashing] At the end of this clip, you see the fugitive jump from the back of the bus and that's probably the best thing that you could hope for. Now all of the kids are in a place where they are safe and away from him, and you can begin your pursuit there. [television static blaring] [suspenseful orchestral music] - Step out of the bathroom! - Next up, "Catch Me If You Can". In this scene, the fugitive tricks law enforcement into believing that he's not the guy they're looking for. - Five seconds-- - Shutup! - Just pop out the ball. - Put your hands on your head. [plates crashing] Put your hands-- - You know, he's got over 200 checks here, a gallon of India ink. - Hands on your head! - Drafting, even has little payroll envelopes. - Put it down. - Addressed to himself. - Put it down. Drop it! - Relax! You're late, all right. My name's Alan, Barry Allen. United States Secret Service. Your boy just tried to jump out the window. My partner has him in custody downstairs. - I don't know what you're talking about. - In a case like this, set in this time, I can imagine that happened, probably more than most cops wanna even admit to. You know, now most investigations are more technology based. We would have stacks and stacks of intel on the person we were pursuing and that intel would have picture after picture after picture after picture. But during this time, these guys were barely taking photographs, you know? They didn't have access to the type of technology we have. - Take a look outside, look. Look out the window. My partner's walking him to the car as we speak, look. Old guy almost pissed in his pants when I came through the door. He jumped right through the window onto the hood of my car. Hey, Murph? - Yeah? - Call the LAPD again. I don't want people walking through my crime scene. - When Leonardo pulls Tom Hanks over to the window and says, "Look my partner is walking him out the window," you know, how, that just doesn't happen. Now, I would have questions as to, why is this joker not in handcuffs? You know. Why are you walking him out to a car? I wasn't a cop back then, so I don't know what the mindsets were back then.