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Most Wanted (1997)

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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 its officer set him up as the fall guy for the assassination of the First Lady.

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David Hogan (as David Glenn Hogan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keenen Ivory Wayans ... Gy. Sgt. James Dunn
Robert Kotecki ... Marine Lieutenant
Rick Cramer ... Bus Guard #1
Kenn Whitaker Kenn Whitaker ... Bus Guard #2
Wolfgang Bodison ... Capt. Steve Braddock
Jon Voight ... Gen. Adam Woodward / Lt. Col. Grant Casey
Eddie Velez ... Sergeant Peyton
Michael Marich Michael Marich ... Omega 3
Simon Baker ... Stephen Barnes (as Simon Baker-Denny)
Jill Hennessy ... Dr. Victoria Constantini
Donna Cherry ... First Lady Bonnie Anne Hartfield
Robert Culp ... Donald Bickhart
Eric Roberts ... Assistant Deputy Director Spencer
Paul Sorvino ... CIA Deputy Director Kenny Rackmill
John Diehl ... Police Captain
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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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When the first lady is assassinated, an honored soldier becomes a hunted fugitive. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

America's Most Wanted See more »

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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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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 typing Constantini's name into the computer, Dunn types Costantini. This may be an error, or he may simply have forgotten how to spell her name. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References The Montel Williams Show (1991) See more »

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I really miss seeing Keenen Ivory Wayans in movies.
2 January 2013 | by slimshady5623See all my reviews

This movie has probably had the harshest criticism of any action movie. It is rarely shown on television. This movie is at the top of my guilty pleasures. It has all the elements of a good Keenen Ivory Wayans flick. I remember watching this film a bunch of times when i was younger, and I been meaning to watch it again but I forgot the title so i spent years and years searching for this movie, until i caught it on cinemax a few months ago.

The plot: military convict named James Dunn (Wayans) who is recruited from death row to serve in an elite CIA black squad group. The convict is framed for the murder of the First Lady of the United States, a murder he didn't commit. He escapes with his life, then seeks to find the real killer and bring them to justice. This film also stars Jon Voight as a corrupt general with a southern accent and it seemed like he was really into his role, and Jill Hennessy as the unlikely sidekick she doesn't really do much and her character isn't well developed. the acting was quite good, the action sequences were well done and intense. also a few funny scenes. Very interesting watching Keenen Ivory Wayans In a serious role. I recommend this movie it's not perfect but it's worth a watch.


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