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America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back 

America's Most Wanted (original title)
True crimes are dramatized in hopes that viewers can give information leading to the capture of the criminals.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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In this series, John Walsh, the father of a murdered child hosts this show that illustrates crime stories which have lead to the capture of hundreds of fugitives from the law. With as much luridness and accuracy as possible, various crimes are dramatically recreated with an appeal for any viewer with information as to the crime and the perpetrators to call the show and the authorities and help the cause of justice. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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America's Most Wanted is where America Fights Back


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7 February 1988 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to John Walsh's 1997 autobiography, "Tears of Rage", the following people were considered for the show's hosting duties: Treat Williams, Ed Marinaro, Brian Dennehy, Brian Keith, Theresa Saldana, and Joseph Wambaugh. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated Line]
John Walsh: And remember, you can make a difference.
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Connections

Referenced in 30 Rock: Floyd (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Check The Lock
Written by Carlos Villalobos
Performed by Carlos Villalobos
Courtesy of Quantum Tracks/APM Music
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Wants to make sure root for justice.
1 August 2017 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a rather exciting reality TV series featuring John Walsh hosting stories targeting America's most wanted criminals. As he narrates, actors reenact events of those crimes.

It's a very daring, suspenseful and intriguing TV show as it shows the intensity, endurance and courage in describing these criminals and narrating the events surrounding their crimes. It gives you the sense to root for justice and to have these crooks nabbed.

Walsh does a great job narrating, providing eloquence, professionalism and authority. It is also heartfelt seeing him as I'm sure viewers resonate with him in his own personal story involving his son Adam.

This is one of the better reality crime shows out there.

Grade A


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