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Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986)

The bounty hunter Nick is offered $250,000 by CIA to get the terrorist behind the bombing of an LA movie theater. Nick quit CIA - he couldn't trust them. Can they be trusted now and can he stop the terrorists before...?

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Gary Sherman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Nick Randall
Gene Simmons ... Malak Al Rahim
Robert Guillaume ... Philmore Walker
Mel Harris ... Terry
William Russ ... Det. Danny Quintz
Susan MacDonald Susan MacDonald ... Louise Quintz
Jerry Hardin ... John Lipton
Hugh Gillin ... Patrick Donoby
Robert Harper ... Dave Henderson
Eli Danker ... Robert Aziz
Joseph Nasser Joseph Nasser ... Hasson
Suzanne Wouk Suzanne Wouk ... Jamilla
Gerald Papasian Gerald Papasian ... Abdul Renza (as Gerald Papasyan)
Nick Faltas ... Amir
Hammam Shafie Hammam Shafie ... Chemical Expert
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Storyline

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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The terrorists had nothing to fear but him. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wanted Dead or Alive See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,845,836, 18 January 1987

Gross USA:

$7,555,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,555,000
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was made and released about thirty years (around twenty-nine years to be exact) after the original television series Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958). See more »

Goofs

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

Philmore Walker: The next time you fuck me, kiss me first!
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Alternate Versions

There exist two different version on videotape. One where Malak Al Rahim dies at the end, by having his head blown off, and one where this doesn't happen. The ending where Rahim doesn't die, is very tame, since the picture just fades to black, and then fades back in, with Randaal sitting somewhere pondering his fate. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Wanted: Dead... Or with Chives (2010) See more »

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Live Bait
Written by Joe Renzetti and Simon Stokes
Performed by Delaney Bramlett
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Hauer is the good guy this time
22 June 2003 | by HUAhmadSee all my reviews

After making his mark playing vicious characters in NIGHTHAWKS, THE HITCHER and FLESH + BLOOD, Rutger Hauer plays the hero in a solid action thriller,set in LA. While it is not as slick as the first LETHAL WEAPON movie, it is still quite witty and entertaining. Gene Simmons gives an understated, menacing performance as the terrorist and there's some good action.


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