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Most Wanted (1997)

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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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

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Sometimes the most patriotic thing a Marine can do... is disobey orders. From most honored to Most Wanted. See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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10 October 1997 (USA)  »

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America's Most Wanted  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,836,490, 12 October 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,320,276, 7 December 1997
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This film reunites Jon Voight and Eric Roberts, since their collaboration in Runaway Train (1985), in which Voight was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, while Roberts was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. See more »

Goofs

When Dunn is trying to log in to the hospital's computer, he starts typing Shaun, then changes it to Sean. He never tried Shaun or Shawn, which most likely one of them would have worked and given him access, and there was no reason not to try them. See more »

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[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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References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

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This was action packed enough so I couldn't drag myself away from the T.V.
1 October 2005 | by 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.


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