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Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  16 January 1987 (USA)
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This movie features a character who is supposed to be the descendant of the character played by Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. And like McQueen's Josh Randall, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nick Randall
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Malak Al Rahim
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Philmore Walker
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Terry
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Det. Danny Quintz
Susan MacDonald ...
Louise Quintz
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John Lipton
Hugh Gillin ...
Patrick Donoby
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Dave Henderson
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Robert Aziz
Joseph Nasser ...
Hasson
Suzanne Wouk ...
Jamilla
Gerald Papasian ...
Abdul Renza (as Gerald Papasyan)
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Amir
Hammam Shafie ...
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This movie features a character who is supposed to be the descendant of the character played by Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. And like McQueen's Josh Randall, Hauer's Nick Randall is also a bounty hunter. & also an ex-CIA operative, who is asked by his former employer to help them track down a terrorist, Malak Al Rahim, who is in the country, and has already made a move. But he is also looking for Randall, and the people, whom Randall is working for, is telling Malak, where he can find Randall. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The terrorists had nothing to fear but him. See more »


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16 January 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elävänä tai kuolleena  »

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$7,555,000 (USA)
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Trivia

After waking up the first morning on his boat the "hms bounty" Rutger's character is wearing a Chicago bears Super Bowl champs for 1986 t-shirt. Implying the movie was filmed & released very soon thereafter. See more »

Goofs

About a third of the way through, Nick and other policemen are trying to disarm a suspect holding seven sticks of dynamite only 100 feet away. The dynamite explodes much less than it should; seven sticks of dynamite would level a house, and everyone would have to be at least 300 feet away to avoid serious injury or death. See more »

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Philmore Walker: The next time you fuck me, kiss me first!
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References Def-Con 4 (1985) See more »

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You Are My Sunshine
Written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
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I wish I could meet Nick Randle
26 June 1999 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure if this movie was supposed to be taken seriously or not, but the way I looked at, it was fun. I enjoyed everything about it and especially the characters. In particular I liked Nick ( Hauer ) and Phil ( Robert Guilleaume ). They had a familiarity to them, almost like you have met them somewhere before. Maybe you sat down to have a drink with them before and they told you a few stories. And this makes it fun to watch.

Another strength this film has is its little subtleties. Like when, after catching a criminal, Nick puts him in the truck of the car because he wreaks of booze. Now that is funny.

This really is a fun film and there are lots of interesting and fun little macho lines in the film to please any fan of the genre. Check it out.


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