Wanted: Dead or Alive

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Based on the television series of the same name, a sinister Arab terrorist is out to complete a terrible mission, leaving a number of dead bodies in his wake. In order to capture this deadly villain before he succeeds with his plans, ex-CIA agent Nick Randall (Rutger Hauer) is hired as a bounty hunter to track him down.

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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
Robert Harper
as Dave Henderson
Tu Ban Nhuyen
as Vietnamese Shop Owner
Eli Danker
as Robert Aziz
Joe Nasser
as Hassan
Suzanne Wouk
as Jamilla
Gerald Papasian
as Abdul Renza
Hammam Shafie
as Chemical Expert
Dennis Burkley
as Farnsworth
Dee Dee Rescher
as Mrs. Farnsworth
Jesse Aragon
as Luis Sanchez
Thu Thuy
as Young Vietnamese Woman
Tu Ban Nguyen
as Vietnamese Shop Owner
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
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Critic Reviews for Wanted: Dead or Alive

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

  • A bland and often lackluster action thriller with Rutger Hauer failing to hold a candle to McQueen...

    Sep 6, 2010 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Feb 12, 2006 | Rating: 6/10
  • While it's great to see Rutger Hauer in an action lead, the movie's just not all that good. At all.

    Apr 3, 2005 | Rating: 2/5
  • One of the coolest, most in-your-face thrillers of the 80's

    Mar 11, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Wanted: Dead or Alive

  • Sep 18, 2010
    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 R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2007
    just your typical action film thats very jumpy and hard to follow. rutger plays his typically alpha male type character good enough while gene simmons is pretty dire as some terrorist. towards the 2nd half of this i really began to switch off and become uninterested. i actually feel a bit angry for watching it. it was okay, but it's not something i can deal with on an already mostly wasted day. i mistakingly thought it was heading to an action packed finale.. the final minute or two was so unbelievable as well. meh
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2007
    Hauer is a total badass and deserved a tighter, more exciting flick than this.
    Steve K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2006
    Rutger Hauer does some pretty good action sequences in his bounty hunter business.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

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