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Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)

This movie features a character who is a descendant of the character played by Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. And like McQueen's Josh Randall, Hauer's Nick Randall... See full summary »

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This movie features a character who is a descendant of the character played by Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. And like McQueen's Josh Randall, Hauer's Nick Randall is also a bounty hunter. & also an ex-CIA operative, who is asked by his former employer to help them track down a terrorist, Malak Al Rahim, who is in the country, and has already made a move. But he is also looking for Randall, and the people, whom Randall is working for, is telling Malak, where he can find Randall. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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16 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Wanted Dead or Alive  »

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$7,555,000
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The amount of money that was owed to Nick Randall (Rutger Hauer) was US $250,000. See more »

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About a third of the way through, Nick and other policemen are trying to disarm a suspect holding seven sticks of dynamite only 100 feet away. The dynamite explodes much less than it should; seven sticks of dynamite would level a house, and everyone would have to be at least 300 feet away to avoid serious injury or death. See more »

Quotes

Malak Al Rahim: Come on, kill me.
[spits blood in Randall's face, Randall knees him repeated in the stomach]
Malak Al Rahim: I'm not a criminal, I'm a soldier and I deserve to die, like a soldier.
Nick Randall: [jams a grenade into Rahims mouth then wipes blood from his face with Rahim's scarf] Your not a soldier, your a fly on a pile of shit.
Nick Randall: [leading Rahim out to Lipton and other agents by the grenade pin] Less than a week and still alive you owe me some money.
John Lipton: [nervous and unsure but acting calm] Where shall I send the cheque?
Nick Randall: [...]
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Live Bait
Written by Joe Renzetti and Simon Stokes
Performed by Delaney Bramlett
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A great action film, a must-see in its genre.
14 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Action all the way, this is Hauer at his best. I first saw this movie about ten years ago, and remembered it only for its final scene; I still remembered the line "**** the bonus!". When watching the film again all these years later, unlike most movies, I actually got more from it than the first time I saw it. For action fans everywhere, put this on your must-see list.


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