Variety - 01/21/1987
"...Nice performances are turned in by Hauer's two law enforcement buddies....[The film has] a uniquely entertaining payoff..."
Los Angeles Times - 01/16/1987
"...A spellbinding thriller....One that fills you with an uneasy mixture of excitement and dread..."
In this modern update of the classic Steve McQueen western television series, Hauer plays Nick Randall, a former CIA man turned bounty hunter who becomes the bait in an FBI-CIA conspiracy and finds himself pursued by an international terrorist who pushes him to the limit of survival. It seems that Nick and the terrorist, Malak Al Rahim, are linked by the past, and the two embark on a deadly cat-and-mouse game that only one man can win. Of note, Hauer's character is mentioned as being the great-grandson of McQueen's character in the original series.
Filmic version of the 1950s television show starring Steve McQueen.
The Starmaker Entertainment "Collector's Edition" of "Wanted Dead or Alive" carries the catalog ID# 99108 and features 13 minutes, 8 seconds worth of supplementary material. Included in this package are Coming Attractions, a Rutger Hauer film retrospective, and interviews with a demolitions expert, Hauer, Robert Guillaume, and Gene Simmons. The film itself runs 104 minutes.