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Most Wanted (1997)

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A Marine on death row is recruited by a shadowy U.S. military officer as part of a top-secret ops team, then gets framed for murder when the team and its officer set him up as the fall guy for the assassination of the First Lady.

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David Hogan (as David Glenn Hogan)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keenen Ivory Wayans ... James Dunn
Robert Kotecki ... Marine Lieutenant
Rick Cramer ... Bus Guard 1
Kenn Whitaker Kenn Whitaker ... Bus Guard 2
Wolfgang Bodison ... Cpt. Steve Braddock
Jon Voight ... Casey / Woodward
Eddie Velez ... Sgt. Peyton
Michael Marich Michael Marich ... Omega 3
Simon Baker ... Stephen Barnes (as Simon Baker-Denny)
Jill Hennessy ... Victoria Constantini
Donna Cherry ... First Lady
Robert Culp ... Donald Bickhart
Eric Roberts ... Spencer
Paul Sorvino ... Ken Rackmill
John Diehl ... Police Captain
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Sgt. James Dunn, who is wrongly accused of assassination of the officer he had a row with, is saved from death row and recruited for top-secret special operations squad led by Lt. Col Grant Casey. Their mission is to neutralize criminals who had avoided conventional law enforcement methods. On his first Mission, James is made the fall guy for the assassination of the first lady and everyone is looking for him and Dr. Victoria Constantini who was lucky to videotape what happened. One of the forces looking for him is military, led by Gen. Adam Woodward, which is in fact an alias for Grant Casey. Written by Anonymous

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When the first lady is assassinated, an honored soldier becomes a hunted fugitive. See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

John Diehl who plays the Police Captain co-starred with Keenen Ivory Wayans' brothers Damon and Marlon in the film, "Mo Money" five years earlier. See more »

Goofs

The plan for Gunnery Sergeant Dunn (Keenen Ivory Wayans) to fire a bullet made of ice is pure Hollywood. If you could manage to mount a bullet made of ice in a shell casing & chamber it in a rifle, when you fired it, the shock & heat generated from the gunpowder in the shell casing would destroy the ice bullet before it even got to the end of the barrel. The Mythbusters TV show actually tried it & the ice bullet just vaporized. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marine Lieutenant: Standby, Sergeant. Target should be coming into sight. Target's in sight. Take him out.
Sergeant James Dunn: It's a kid, Lieutenant.
Marine Lieutenant: We have our orders, Sergeant.
Sergeant James Dunn: Can't be more than ten years old.
Marine Lieutenant: I don't care about his age. Take him out!
Sergeant James Dunn: I can't...
Marine Lieutenant: [draws his pistol] Goddammit, Sergeant! We have our orders here! Fire, now! Now! Obey my fuckin' order!
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Matthew Perry/Oasis (1997) See more »

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15 February 2002 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

A Marine gunnery sergeant, trained as an expert marksman, has his once prominent career cut short during Operation Desert Storm when he refuses to follow an immoral order. Years later, while on death row, he's recruited by a shady Army officer for a routine assignment that requires his expertise, but things don't go according to plan and he suddenly finds himself framed for the murder of the First Lady. On his own and outnumbered, it's now a race against time as he tries to piece together the clues that will help clear his name. Wayans and especially Voight play their parts respectably, and there are a lot of fatal escapes, but there's no energy and not enough surprises to hold your interest in this tired thriller. **


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,836,490, 12 October 1997

Gross USA:

$6,391,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,838,218
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2.35 : 1
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