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Most Wanted (1997)

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A Marine on death row is recruited by a shadowy U.S. military officer as part of a top-secret ops team, then gets framed for murder when the team and it's officer set him up as the fall guy for the assassination of the First Lady.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gy. Sgt. James Dunn
Marine Lieutenant
Bus Guard #1
Kenn Whitaker ...
Bus Guard #2
Capt. Steve Braddock
Gen. Adam Woodward / Lt. Col. Grant Casey
Sergeant Peyton
Michael Marich ...
Omega 3
Stephen Barnes (as Simon Baker-Denny)
First Lady Bonnie Anne Hartfield
Donald Bickhart
Assistant Deputy Director Spencer
CIA Deputy Director Kenny Rackmill
Police Captain


Sgt. James Dunn, who is wrongly accused of assassination of the officer he had a row with, is saved from death row and recruited for top-secret special operations squad led by Lt. Col Grant Casey. Their mission is to neutralize criminals who had avoided conventional law enforcement methods. On his first Mission, James is made the fall guy for the assassination of the first lady and everyone is looking for him and Dr. Victoria Constantini who was lucky to videotape what happened. One of the forces looking for him is military, led by Gen. Adam Woodward, which is in fact an alias for Grant Casey. Written by Anonymous

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When the first lady is assassinated, an honored soldier becomes a hunted fugitive. See more »


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

America's Most Wanted  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,836,490 (USA) (10 October 1997)


$6,320,276 (USA) (5 December 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film reunites Jon Voight and Eric Roberts for the second time in 12 years since their collaboration in 1985's Runaway Train (1985), in which Voight was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor while Roberts was nominated for Best Supporting Actor respectively. See more »


Towards the end of the film, during the explosion on top of the building, the "air rams", used to project the stuntmen into the air, are visible. See more »


[first lines]
Marine Lieutenant: Standby, Sergeant. Target should be coming into sight. Target's in sight. Take him out.
Sergeant James Dunn: It's a kid, Lieutenant.
Marine Lieutenant: We have our orders, Sergeant.
Sergeant James Dunn: Can't be more than ten years old.
Marine Lieutenant: I don't care about his age. Take him out!
Sergeant James Dunn: I can't...
Marine Lieutenant: [draws his pistol] Goddammit, Sergeant! We have our orders here! Fire, now! Now! Obey my fuckin' order!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Matthew Perry/Oasis (1997) See more »

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not as bad as they say
15 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Keenen Ivory Wayans plays a marine on the run after he is framed for the murder of the First Lady. It's watchable and the cast is good, but there's absolutely nothing that you can't predict. A good premise that needed a sharper script. Voight steals the show as a corrupt general. 2/4

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