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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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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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7 February 1988 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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The series debuted on seven Fox stations on February 7, 1988. It debuted nationally on April 10, 1988. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated Line]
John Walsh: And remember, you can make a difference.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Lisa's Rival (1994) See more »

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Check The Lock
Written by Carlos Villalobos
Performed by Carlos Villalobos
Courtesy of Quantum Tracks/APM Music
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Please don't take off the air
9 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

I loved watching America's Most Wanted, it was very educational to see how things are done in finding criminals. Anytime we can get the criminals off the street is a good thing and anything that will help should not be stopped or hindered.

It also shows people all the different things to look for when meeting new people, weather it be a new neighbor, friend or co-worker. You just can't be too careful now a days with anyone, even family members or neighbors you thought you could trust.

Please make sure this show is never taken off the air for any reason because you will be doing this Country a disservice.


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