MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,857 this week

Most Wanted (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  10 October 1997 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 4,660 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 24 critic

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.

Director:

(as David Glenn Hogan)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 27 Oct 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 12 Feb 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 02 Oct 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 05 Feb 2014
 
a list of 48 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Most Wanted" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Most Wanted (1997)

Most Wanted (1997) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Most Wanted.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money.During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ... See full summary »

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Charles S. Dutton, Jada Pinkett Smith
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three strangers meet at the New York funeral of a mutual friend named Henry. The three - Henry's Southern girl friend (Jacqueline McKenzie), his drifting ex-college buddy (Simon Baker-Denny... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Grynberg
Stars: Simon Baker, Jacqueline McKenzie, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Restaurant (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.

Director: Eric Bross
Stars: Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, David Moscow
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two cops, played by Seagal and Wayans, are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man".

Director: John Gray
Stars: Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton
Most Wanted II (2011)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

Set in the near future, a very popular drug called HYPE is causing world governments to debate with the public about its legalization. The Government has just located the FBI's Most Wanted ... See full summary »

Director: Dallas King
Stars: Michael King, Venus Leone, Yoshua Sudarso
La Cucaracha (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A desperate writer fights for survival when the Mexican mob involves him in murder.

Director: Jack Perez
Stars: Eric Roberts, Joaquim de Almeida, Victor Rivers
Power 98 (1996)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A controversial talk show host becomes involved in the murder of a beautiful woman in a war for ratings.

Director: Jaime Hellman
Stars: Eric Roberts, Lisa Thornhill, Jason Gedrick
Past Perfect (1996)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A cop (Roberts) tries to bust a gang of teenage gun dealers. In the process he catches only one and tries to charge him with a number of offences but fails since the gang member is underage... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Heap
Stars: Eric Roberts, Laurie Holden, Nick Mancuso
The Last Best Place (TV Movie 1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Stars: Simon Baker, Ernie Lively, Tom O'Brien
Which Way to the War (TV Movie 1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

In the Western Desert of World War II, a party of British "Desert Rat" soldiers and a party of Australian soldiers are holed up in a remote building, when an ambulance of Italian "nurses" arrives.

Directors: Roy Gould, David Croft
Stars: William Tapley, Simon Baker, Terry John
Secret Men's Business (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Ken Cameron
Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Marcus Graham, Simon Baker
Naked (TV Series 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Peter Hardy, Simon Baker
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

America's Most Wanted  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$6,320,276 (USA) (5 December 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This was action packed enough so I couldn't drag myself away from the T.V.
1 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Definitely worth the price of the rental! I can't believe I never saw this movie before. It was action packed, gripping, THrilling, No Love scenes and John Voight was masterful in his part. I hated him in this movie, and wanted to see him in pain, Which means the acting works! Rent this movie and let me know what you think. I didn't think it was as hilarious as the last commenter but it some funny parts.Keenan was also a great asset to thismovie. I've seen him in 1 other movie like this and he was good in that as well. I Don't understand why he doesn't do more movies. Jill Hennesy, although GREAT in "Crossing Jordan" didn't really impress me. Maybe this is her first movie. I expected a little more from her. This Movie wasn't your typical "ARNOLD" or "BRUCE WILLIS" movie with the corny one liners. This was much better thought out. When a comment was made after some sort of action theme, the lines were actually funny.


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ice Bullet ??? jer7767
Point of Impact bartlett247plus
computer key amkordy2
Discuss Most Wanted (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?