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Wanted Dead or Alive 1987 R CC

4.5 out of 5 stars (76) IMDb 5.9/10

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, 46 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
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)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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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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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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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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It's time again for that really popular pastime: Rutger Hauer Classic Cinema. Tonight's film of choice is WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE, and it features our favorite Dutch dude Rutger Hauer once more throwing his hat into that cinematic genre of 1980s action cheese. And just because I mention "cheese" doesn't necessarily mean that this movie's a skunker. WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE has its share of cool moments, and I remember it in a good way, and especially that so very memorable ending.

This movie will resonate more for those who've caught the original WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE, which was a television western series back in the late '50s. It starred an up-and-coming Steve McQueen, who was and still is just about the epitome of cool. McQueen's character was Josh Randall, a bounty hunter of few words who let "Mare's Laig" - his nifty 1892 44/40 center fire Winchester carbine - do the talking for him. And I guess this paragraph turned out to be a pimpfest for Steve McQueen's western show. Eh, so be it. It's certainly worth checking out.

But back to Rutger Hauer Classic Cinema. Rutger Hauer plays Nick Randall, the great-grandson of Josh Randall and also a bounty hunter in Los Angeles, and, yeah, it's a bummer that there weren't enough connections or references made to tie in with Steve McQueen's character. Nick Randall is a loner, and he's looking to make a big enough score so that he can fix up his grungy boat. But then his past comes back to bite him.

Gene Simmons, from the band KISS, back then was trying to branch out from white make-up and from sticking out his tongue, and, in the '80s he took on a few villainous roles. Here, Gene brings understated menace to the screen as Middle Eastern terrorist Malak Al Rahim, although Gene never does end up sounding Middle Eastern.
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By A Customer on June 10, 2000
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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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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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This movie is probably 25 years old. But it is a great action, drama movie. My dad and my son and I watched it over and over on HBO years ago. I had been looking for it for a long time. Thank you Amazon for having such a great selection.Rutger Hauer is a great actor and Gene Simmions, yes from the rock band Kiss, is one of the best bad guys ever. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and the ending will blow you away.Hauer plays a bounty hunter who is ex cia and he makes reference to the old tv show of the same name with Steve McQueen for those of us who remember back that far, he is supposed to be his great grandson. Like I said a Great Action Move with a blow away ending.
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It's been 20 years since I have seen this movie which I recall enjoying very much back then. I placed the order after forgetting about it and was pleased with the re-viewing. Yes it's not quite the front to back action packed style film you might have grown used to but it still has a good story and plenty of hero filled action. Rutger plays the part of a bounty hunter most of us middle age men would like to experience for just a week or two. Although it was a bit slower than I recall I still would recommend it to any 40 something year old man who enjoyed action movies from the 80's.
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