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America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back 

America's Most Wanted (original title)
True crimes are dramatized in hopes that viewers can give information leading to the capture of the criminals.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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John Walsh ...  Himself / ... 270 episodes, 1988-2011
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Storyline

In this series, John Walsh, the father of a murdered child hosts this show that illustrates crime stories which have lead to the capture of hundreds of fugitives from the law. With as much luridness and accuracy as possible, various crimes are dramatically recreated with an appeal for any viewer with information as to the crime and the perpetrators to call the show and the authorities and help the cause of justice. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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America's Most Wanted is where America Fights Back


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TV-PG

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Official Sites:

Fox [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A.M.W. See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The show's most spectacular success was the case of John List, who had murdered his entire family almost 20 years earlier. Thanks to an amazingly accurate forensic sculpture to account for his age since his last known photograph, List was captured on June 1, 1989, less than a week after the broadcast. He had adopted the pseudonym Robert Clark, and lived in Denver, Colorado and Midlothian, Virginia. On April 12, 1990, a New Jersey court convicted him of five counts of first-degree murder, and he was sentenced to five life terms in prison. List died March 21, 2008, in a Trenton, New Jersey prison from complications of pneumonia. He was 82. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated Line]
John Walsh: And remember, you can make a difference.
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Connections

Spin-off Springfield's Most Wanted (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Check The Lock
Written by Carlos Villalobos
Performed by Carlos Villalobos
Courtesy of Quantum Tracks/APM Music
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Long Live America's Most Wanted!!!
8 February 2005 | by BashSee all my reviews

"America's Most Wanted" (AMW) has been the fastest-growing reality crime television show that has ever been aired. Its workers have been so clever and practical on catching fugitives, finding missing persons, and solving many problems. AMW has done such an excellent and superior job that no other organization could otherwise do.

I study Criminal Justice and this show helps me to learn more about "Justice" and how it actually works. "America's Most Wanted" MUST NOT end its airing. Let this show keep on airing, forever! And remember, you can make not just one difference, but you can make many differences.


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