Most Wanted (1997 film)

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Most Wanted
Most wanted poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by David Hogan
Produced by Eric L. Gold
Written by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Music by Paul Buckmaster
Cinematography Marc Reshovsky
Edited by Michael J. Duthie
Mark Helfrich
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date
October 10, 1997 (1997-10-10)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million
Box office $11,838,218[1]

Most Wanted is a 1997 film starring Keenen Ivory Wayans (who also wrote the film) and Jon Voight.


James Dunn (Wayans), a United States Marine who served in the Gulf War, is wrongly accused of an assassination of an officer he had disputed with. Dunn is later saved from death row and recruited for a top-secret special operations squad led by Lt. Col. Grant Casey (Voight). Their mission is to neutralize criminals who had avoided conventional law enforcement methods. On his first mission, Dunn finds that his purpose is to actually be falsely perceived as the man who assassinated the first lady. Soon, a search begins for Dunn and Dr. Victoria Constantini (Hennessy) who happened to videotape what occurred. One of the forces looking for him is the military, led by General Adam Woodward, which is in fact the real name for Grant Casey.



Most Wanted received negative reviews from critics, as it currently holds a rating of 16% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 25 reviews. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on an A+ to F scale.[2]

Jon Voight was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor for his performance in both this film and U Turn, but lost the trophy to Dennis Rodman for Double Team.


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