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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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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 the best there is at a job he hates. 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
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The movie was made and released about thirty years (around twenty-nine years to be exact) after the original television series Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958). 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 X: The Unheard Music (1986) See more »

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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 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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