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


Rutger Hauer
as Nick Randall
Robert Guillaume
as Philmore Walker
Gene Simmons
as Malak Al Rahim
William Russ
as Danny Quintz
Susan McDonald
as Louise Quintz
Jerry Hardin
as John Lipton
Hugh Gillin
as Patrick Danahy
Tu Ban Nhuyen
as Vietnamese Shop Owne...
Robert Harper
as Dave Henderson
Eli Danker
as Robert Aziz
Joe Nasser
as Hassan
Suzanne Wouk
as Jamilla
Gerald Papasian
as Abdul Renza
Hammam Shafie
as Chemical Expert
Gerald Papasyan
as Abdul Renza
Dennis Burkley
as Farnsworth
Dee Dee Rescher
as Mrs. Farnsworth
Jesse Aragon
as Luis Sanchez
Thu Thuy
as Young Vietnamese Wom...
Tu Ban Nguyen
as Vietnamese Shop Owne...
Garry Scott
as Yeshiva Student
Tiiu Leek
as Herself
R.J. Miller
as Mr. Morrison
David E. Boyle
as Police Chief
Jeffrey Josephson
as Sgt. Nelson
James Edgcomb
as Technician
Ed Brodow
as Agent
Danny Costa
as Truck Driver
James Edgecomb
as Technician
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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
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 24, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

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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