Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)


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Nick Randall (Rutger Hauer) is a modern-day bounty hunter who goes after notorious terrorist Malak Al Rahim (Gene Simmons) in this action feature. Nick is called on after Malak disrupts Los Angeles with a series of fatal bombings. William Russ plays Nick's friend and retired LAPD lieutenant Danny Quintz, with Robert Guillaume as CIA agent and former partner Philmore Walker. Nick tries to avoid being one of many caught in Malak's murderous bloodbath.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Brian Taggert, Gary Sherman, Michael Patrick Goodman
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On DVD: Mar 22, 2005
Anchor Bay Entertainment


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as Philmore Walker

as Malak Al Rahim

as Terry

as Danny Quintz

as Louise Quintz

as John Lipton

as Patrick Danahy

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as Dave Henderson

as Robert Aziz

as Hassan

as Jamilla

as Abdul Renza

as Chemical Expert

as Pete

as Abdul Renza

as Farnsworth

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as Luis Sanchez

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Critic Reviews for Wanted: Dead or Alive

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | April 24, 2003
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 24, 2003
Washington Post
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A bland and often lackluster action thriller with Rutger Hauer failing to hold a candle to McQueen...

Full Review… | September 6, 2010
Cinema Crazed

As he did in Runaway, rock-star Gene Simmons makes a truly despicable villain. How the terrorist character he plays here gets his just desserts makes for a truly fantastic finish.

February 12, 2006

Audience Reviews for Wanted: Dead or Alive

Rutger Hauer as a bounty hunter, pitted against a terrorist played by Gene Simmons. It doesn't get any cooler than that. This is low budget 80s action at its best, it utilizes what it has and doesn't come off as cheesy or dumb. The plot works, but it's the little things that make it great. The fact that Rutger Hauer has a command center that rivals the batcave is my favorite aspect. Just total fun.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


Hauer is a total badass and deserved a tighter, more exciting flick than this.

Steve K

Super Reviewer

Rutger Hauer does some pretty good action sequences in his bounty hunter business.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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