America's Most Wanted

FOX (ended 2011)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 25 : Ep 12

    Crimes of Passion

    Aired 2/11/12

  • S 25 : Ep 11

    Episode 11

    Aired 2/10/12

  • S 25 : Ep 10

    Episode 10

    Aired 2/3/12

  • S 25 : Ep 9

    Episode 9

    Aired 1/27/12

  • S 25 : Ep 4

    World's Most Wanted Special Edition


  • Cast & Crew
  • John Walsh


  • Tom Morris Jr


  • Michelle Sigona


  • Jon Leiberman


  • Angeline Hartmann


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  • show Description
  • America's Most Wanted is not only the longest-running TV series in the history of the FOX network but the eighth-longest running prime time network show ever and credited for bringing reality television to mainstream. The idea for the show came from other reality crime shows in the 60s and 80s. By the summer of 1987, FOX executive Stephen Chao and Executive Producer Michael Linder had the idea for America's Most Wanted. It premiered on February 7, 1988 and within four days of the first broadcast convicted killer David James Roberts was captured. The show was canceled for a month and a half in the fall of 1996 but returned after protests from the public, law enforcement, government officials and low ratings for the shows replacing America's Most Wanted. Now in it's 22nd season, America's Most Wanted has captured 1057 fugitives and recovered 59 missing persons. The toll-free-hotline number to report any tips on any case featured on the show is 1-800-CRIME-TV (1-800-274-6388).Show Times Sunday 7:00-7:30(1988-1989) Friday 7:00-8:00(1990-1992) Tuesday 8:00-9:00(1993) Saturday 8:00-9:00(1994-present) Show Titles America's Most Wanted(1988-1996) America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back(1996-2003) America's Most Wanted(2003-present)moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • John Walsh: Remember, you can make a difference.

    • AMW Tipster: I was watching tv and I was like holy s***! Um, I'm sorry.

    • (Sauntsye Love is being questioned by reporters while being arrested at a church) Reporter: You've been missing for about a year. Can you tell me where you've been? Sauntsye Love: None of yo business. Let's go.

    • Jon Leiberman: Are you a con woman? Lizzette Garvin: No, I'm just a stupid thief that really needs to get some type of help.

    • Lizzette Garvin: I've just been addicted to money. Jon Leiberman: That addiction led to one of the most unique moments in the 20-year history of AMW. On April 28, a fugitive wanted in nearly a dozen states and just featured on our show called the detective who'd been hunting her.

    • Lizzette Garvin: My parents tried to get me help and tried to get me therapy. I went to therapy one time and I stole the therapist's wallet.

    • Pauley Perrette: I couldn't stop thinking about those two little girls and also how strange it was that it was Detroit and Prattville, his family, my family. It could've my niece, my family, it could have been anybody. It could have been anybody's kid.

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    Notes (742)

    • First episode of America's Most Wanted.

    • Shelly Godwin was captured on February 7, 1990 (AMW Capture #95)

    • New Captuers Leroy Carter.

    • James Johnson was captured on December 6, 2004.

    • Andrea Baird was recovered, and Douglas Berry arrested

    • Christina Williams was found dead, her killers are yet to be found.

    • Andrea Baird, Michelle Delfi-Feliciano and Christina Williams were missing persons.

    • David and Martha Crowe were captured in 2001.

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    Trivia (21)

    • On the America's Most Wanted web site, it said the unknown Clearwater abductor would be profiled on this show. However, when the show aired, there was no mention of the abductor.

    • On the America's Most Wanted web site, it said that Samuel Jones was going to be profiled on this show. However, Jones was not even mentioned during this show.

    • On the November 9, 2002 episode, John Walsh said that the captures of Thomas McCray, Samuel Jones and Angel Rivera would air on this episode. However, they didn't air until the December 7, 2002 episode.

    • During the opening sequence, pictures of John Walsh's Top Ten are shown in the background. One of the fugitives shown is Mikhail Drachev, who was not on John's Top 10 List. However, Edward Morris (#7) was not pictured at all. This suggests that Drachev was originally #7, but was replaced by Morris.

    • A few weeks before this episode aired, police confirmed that Jaime Borbon was killed in Mexico. However, when the profile of Javier Borbon aired, they forgot to mention that Jaime was killed. They aired the profile as if Jaime was still on the run.

    • Although the America's Most Wanted web site said he would be profiled, Charles Brunson was not profiled on this show.

    • When suspect Casey Allen Roe is first featured in this episode his glasses are clearly visible with a clear reflection of light. When he is later featured in the episode his glasses are barely visible and the reflection is gone.

    • The episode begins with footage of captures and reenactments of the following fugitives; 1. #1 in 2001-Luis A. Ortiz 2. #1 in 2002-Michael Blane Brashar 3. #1 in 2003-Pinkney Chip Carter 4. #1 in 2004-Jahbir and Alfonso Fowle

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    Allusions (4)

    • Ana Acevedo and Benjamin Everett were missing children.

    • The Zodiac was similar to a serial killer whose code was Bind them, Torture them, Kill them and later was known as the notorious BTK. The BTK kiler was captured exactly two years and a day ago of when this Zodiac episode aired but there is no evidence linking both identities. The BTK's real name is of a sixty year old Dennis Rader. Dennis Rader was put on trial and sentenced to 175 years in jail without a chance of parole.

    • The Sexual Predator Sting featured is similar to Dateline's (NBC) "To catch a Predator" segment.

    • Dead Presidents: Dead Presidents premiered on September 29th, 1995. Fugitives Dominic La Shaun Lyde and Derrick Shawnte Benjamin are compared to Anthony Curtis and his friends in the movie who decide to rob a bank but then have a hard time running from police.

  • Fan Reviews (39)
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    By jamesbenchimol10, Aug 24, 2014

  • Every Person in the world should have to watch it.

    By gracielove, Nov 10, 2012


    By MarthaBeatrzL, Sep 13, 2012

  • Affirmative and Informative

    By T_VFan, Apr 22, 2012

  • This info needs to be past onto John Walsh if at all possible.This very disturbing video that involves an 18 year old male luring a 14 year old girl to a hotel.

    By RadTazz, Feb 26, 2008

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