Wanted Dead or Alive 1987 R

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Nick Randall (Rutger Hauer) is a high-tech, fourth generation bounty hunter who "collects" society's criminal low-lifes for very healthy prices. But the tables have been turned on Randall.

Starring:
Rutger Hauer, Gene Simmons
Runtime:
1 hour 47 minutes

Wanted Dead or Alive

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action, Drama
Director Gary Sherman
Starring Rutger Hauer, Gene Simmons
Supporting actors Robert Guillaume, Mel Harris, William Russ, Susan MacDonald, Jerry Hardin, Hugh Gillin, Robert Harper, Eli Danker, Joseph Nasser, Suzanne Wouk, Gerald Papasian, Nick Faltas, Hammam Shafie, Tyler Tyhurst, Ted White, Neil Summers, Dennis Burkley, Dee Dee Rescher
Studio Image Entertainment
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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This is a great action movie.
Carolyn S., Davis
Rutger Hauer is excellent in this role and Gene Simmons plays a good villian.
Daniel Schommer
They don't make 'em like this anymore!
Kolchak the Night Stalker

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R.V. on May 10, 2009
Format: DVD
This is a very exciting movie, with an unexpected twist at the end.Gene Simmons is disturbingly accurate in his portrayal of an international terrorist, and Rutger Hauer plays the lone wolf bounty hunter to perfection,taking his final revenge in the end. Well worth the time spent.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Phil Mcmillen on May 5, 2009
Format: DVD
I know this is an older movie,but it dates well and delivers a good job on all fronts but especially Hauer's character study of a bounty hunter..and of being a descendant of Steve McQueens' character from the tv show.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Concetta Catanzaro on October 24, 2008
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I would watch any movie with Rutger Hauer in it, he's worth it. And he's absolutely great in this one. He has emotion, sympathy in all his movies; some laughable, some corny but all the same he can do anything. You gotta love the guy.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 10, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Wanted Dead or Alive staring Rutger Hauer as a bounty hunter and Gene Simmons as a Terrorist on the loose in Los Angeles. While it was your standard blow up shootem up action movie, it has a decent storyline and likeable characters. Well acted and a little more serious than Lethal Weapon, this is definately a movie worth taking home.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matt Skidmore on August 9, 2009
Format: DVD
To begin with, I love this movie. I saw it as a young lad when it was released direct to video in the mid to late 80s (before it's much promised, but never realised ''theatrical release'') and it has stayed with me ever since. No matter how many times I see it, or how dated it appears - it holds a special place in my 80s action movie loving heart.

The story isn't the most revelatory, but let's give it a go anyway: Rutger Hauer stars as Nick Randall (a descendant of Steve McQueen's Josh Randall TV character from the 50s), an LA based bounty hunter and ex-CIA operative (sic) making good money tracking down skip tracers for a living and also semi co-habiting with his new girlfriend Terry (Mel Harris). To shatter his near perfect existence, he is approached by former collegue Philmore Walker (played by the ever reliable Robert Guillaume) to help track down terrorist Malak Al Rahim who is blowing pieces of LA away with makeshift bombs and terrorism. Malak is played to the manor born by Kiss frontman Gene Simmons who threatens to steal the show, but can never out weirdo our Rutger, who when pushed can crank up the strangeness dial to 100.

As the story progresses and through a series of events which I won't spoil here, Randall becomes a target of Malak and vice versa which leads to a cat and mouse chase between the two, resulting in what has to be one of the best endings to an action movie . . . quite possibly ever. Both Simmons and Hauer are genuinely good in the movie and the intensity between them is what fuels this actioner along - it isn't just the usual 80s shoot 'em up. Behind the bombs and bullets is a real tension going on and that is what makes the finale all that more satisfying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna Marie Emberton on June 21, 2013
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I love Rutger Hauer. I fell in love with him in the movie Blade Runner and never stopped. He is the perfect bounty hunter but he has the acting ability to show deep sorrow, and be perfectly believable. I can't say that about many male actors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fred on September 25, 2012
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I remember seeing this movie when it was originally released and thinking this was a little far-fetched, but it was a pretty good action flick. Little did I know how, for lack of a better term, "prophetic" it would be. We need ol` Rutger now.
Anyway, it`s still a good action, shoot `em up. I`d recommend it to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Constantopoulos on June 24, 2010
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This is a high paced movie. Kiss's Gene Simmons charactor is pure evil. But, bounty hunter Rutger Hauer (playing the great grandson of Steve McQueen's TV series of the same name) is relentless. The final minute is classic.
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