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Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)

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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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R (adult situations/language, violence)
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Action & Adventure
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Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Cast

Rutger Hauer
as Nick Randall
Robert Guillaume
as Philmore Walker
Gene Simmons
as Malak Al Rahim
Mel Harris
as Terry
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 Owner
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
Tyler Tyhurst
as Charlie
Ted White
as Pete
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 Woman
Tu Ban Nguyen
as Vietnamese Shop Owner
Garry Scott
as Yeshiva Student
Tiiu Leek
as Herself
William Smith
as Himself
R.J. Miller
as Mr. Morrison
David E. Boyle
as Police Chief
Jeffrey Josephson
as Sgt. Nelson
James Edgcomb
as Technician
Gary Werntz
as Agent
Rif Hutton
as Agent
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...

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
FulvueDrive-in.com

While it's great to see Rutger Hauer in an action lead, the movie's just not all that good. At all.

April 3, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

One of the coolest, most in-your-face thrillers of the 80's

March 11, 2005
Moviehole

Audience Reviews for Wanted: Dead or Alive

it is a blast from my past n I liked it back then ... it isn't more than entertainment but it is that

Phillip Gardner
Phillip Gardner

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
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

½

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

Steve K
Steve K

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