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Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)

This movie features a character who is a 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... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Randall
Malak Al Rahim
Philmore Walker
Det. Danny Quintz
Susan MacDonald ...
Louise Quintz
John Lipton
Hugh Gillin ...
Patrick Donoby
Dave Henderson
Robert Aziz
Joseph Nasser ...
Suzanne Wouk ...
Gerald Papasian ...
Abdul Renza (as Gerald Papasyan)
Hammam Shafie ...
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This movie features a character who is a 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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Release Date:

16 January 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wanted Dead or Alive  »

Box Office


$7,555,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of a number of 1980s movies where KISS actor Gene Simmons portrayed a villain. Runaway (1984) was another. See more »


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 »


Philmore Walker: The next time you fuck me, kiss me first!
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References X: The Unheard Music (1986) See more »


Live Bait
Written by Joe Renzetti and Simon Stokes
Performed by Delaney Bramlett
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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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