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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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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
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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 ...
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Elävänä tai kuolleena  »

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$7,555,000 (USA)
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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 »

Quotes

Malak Al Rahim: Come on, kill me.
[spits blood in Randall's face, Randall knees him repeated in the stomach]
Malak Al Rahim: I'm not a criminal, I'm a soldier and I deserve to die, like a soldier.
Nick Randall: [jams a grenade into Rahims mouth then wipes blood from his face with Rahim's scarf] Your not a soldier, your a fly on a pile of shit.
Nick Randall: [leading Rahim out to Lipton and other agents by the grenade pin] Less than a week and still alive you owe me some money.
John Lipton: [nervous and unsure but acting calm] Where shall I send the cheque?
Nick Randall: [...]
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You Are My Sunshine
Written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
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Classic slice of Rutger Hauer
1 June 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I recently revisited "Wanted Dead Or Alive" after a period of almost 20 years. The film's really stood the test of time and it's a shame there weren't any sequels produced. Rutger Hauer's time as an action hero was short-lived.

The film's low budget roots can't be missed but there are enough strong performances from the cast to carry the movie. Hauer's bachelor loft is the ultimate guy pad and, in my opinion, worth watching the movie for. To say his crib is cool is the understatement of the year.

Gene Simmons delivers the goods as a thoroughly nasty baddie.

Great '80s "B"-movie fun.


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