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  • - [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