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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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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
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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 ...
Chemical Expert
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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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He's America's most lethal weapon, a living grenade waiting to explode. Someone has just pulled the pin. See more »


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16 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Wanted Dead or Alive  »

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$7,555,000 (USA)
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One of a number of 1980s movies where KISS actor Gene Simmons portrayed a villain. Runaway (1984) was another. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Morrison (City Desk): [answering phone] Hello, Morrison, City Desk...
Malak Al Rahim: [calculating] This is Malak Al Rahim.
Morrison (City Desk): [laughing and typing name into computer]
Malak Al Rahim: Let me save you some confusion, Mr. Morrison, there are going to be a number of people phoning tonight to claim responsibility for what I am about to do...
Morrison (City Desk): [reading from computer search] Malak Al Rahim is supposed to be in South Yemen... how do I know it's really you?
Malak Al Rahim: [pressing his hand print onto the phones glass window] You'll know it's me... I'm standing outside a Fox ...
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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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A B-Movie Full of Clichés That Entertains
2 December 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The former CIA operative in the Middle East Nick Randall (Rutger Hauer) is presently a bounty hunter in Los Angeles. He chases most wanted guys to get the reward and is saving money for repairing a vessel. He intends to retire and travel around the world with his girlfriend Terry (Mel Harris) and his best friend is Detective Danny Quintz (William Russ). After a terrorist attack in a movie theater, Randall is assigned to catch the evil terrorist, Malak Al Rahim (Gene Simmons), who has killed more than 140 persons in his attempt. However, the real intention of his disaffection from CIA, John Lipton (Jerry Hardin), is to use Randall as a bait to catch Malak. Terry and Danny are murdered by one terrorist and Randall discovers that the Malak's agenda is to blow-up a chemical facility and kill thirty thousand persons. But Randall now seeks revenge against Malak.

"Wanted: Dead or Alive" is a B-movie full of clichés, but supported by good actors. Today I have just seen is again (01 May 2013) and the promising beginning unfortunately becomes a totally predictable story. The conclusion is awful, with Randall chasing Malak in a refinery crowded with policemen, detectives and agents and nobody hears the shooting. Anyway this movie entertains. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Exterminador Implacável (on DVD)" ("Implacable Exterminator") or "Procurado Vivo ou Morto" (on VHS) ("Wanted Dead or Alive")


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