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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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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 »

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Action | Thriller

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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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$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 »

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Dunn uploads a file from an Apple Powerbook in "C:\", which would be appropriate for a DOS/Windows system. 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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Not so great...
9 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Although the movie wasn't all bad, I was somewhat distracted by those few atrocious parts. There were scenes in this movie that I couldn't even believe someone had honestly written in the last 25 years with the hopes that it would create "tension". In any case, most of the events are unbelievable, at best.

Paul Sorvino did a great job, but his was the only acting that had a whole lot of dimension. The other characters seemed to have their lines spit out of a computer.

I will say, however, that there are some very hilarious scenes in the movie. The only problem is that I doubt they were intended to be funny at all; it's more likely that they were originally intended to be very intense. I don't recommend this movie if you're looking for something that is unpredictable.


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