Time. It's running out for Dexter Cornell (Dennis Quaid). He has just 24 hours to find out who poisoned him ... and why. In his bizarre and deadly search, everyone has a secret. Everyone is a suspect. Even the woman (Meg R... more »yan) who loves him. Directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, creators of superstar "Max Headroom," D.O.A. pulsates with explosive action and sizzling performances by Quaid and Ryan, two people who find themselves suddenly living on the edge. It's a night on the run, filled with fear, danger ... and passion.« less
Susan E. H. (Bookmom) from DURHAM, NC Reviewed on 4/21/2019...
By far one of my favorite movies of the 80's. I love the film-noir feel. This movie is actually a remake of the same title I think in the 50's and may have starred Robert Mitchum.
I like to watch this movie and Blow Out as double feature:)
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Sonja M. Reviewed on 10/18/2012...
I love a good thriller. This was NOT a good thriller.
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Billie W. from JUNEAU, AK Reviewed on 12/18/2010...
I may never be able to unload this movie after I write this review, but I gotta tell you -- I've seen soap operas with better scripts and better acting. The story moves from the improbable to the impossible and then gets worse. Ah well, maybe someone will still want it just to complete their Meg Ryan library. :)
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Joseph W. Hayes | mobile, alabama United States | 04/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film rocks! it has a great story,great acting and a cool tone. Im not a fan of films that tell you how it ends at the start,but this is a sly @ stylish exception.It has fine camera work and direction.quaid and ryan are dynamite."
One of the best videos that I have ever seen!
Joseph W. Hayes | 03/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"D.O.A. has got to be one of the best movies ever created! Not only was it beautifully acted by Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, but it was so intense that there was never a moment where you would consider turning it off. Quaid plays an English professor that has been given a deadly poison that gives him only 24 hours to live. He decides to spend the rest of his time alive finding his killer. From accusing one of his students (Ryan) to thinking that it was another one of his students lovers, it keeps you wondering the entire time who did it. With plenty of action and romance tied into this cunning adventure, you will never regret giving D.O.A. the chance it deserves in your video collection."
Joseph W. Hayes | 12/01/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"DOA is the film that brought together Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan. Both are superb in this remake and one of the movies that showed Dennis REALLY could act but for some reason he didn't get the acclaim and stardom peers like Mel Gibson & Kevin Costner still enjoy today."
Not exactly hitch
D. Howard | Piedmont MO | 07/26/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Although I liked this film, it's probably because I was an early teen when I saw Quaid and Ryan together in Inner Space. This remake is NOT directed well; it's perhaps the sloppiest directing job I've ever seen. Chemistry is nice between Quaid and Ryan again, but it kind of creeps you out that there's supposed to be an age difference here (I really don't agree that Meg is convincing as a 19-22 year old), and Stern is as menacing here as he is in Home Alone. The script is fairly predictable even if you haven't seen the original, and in general the point of this movie was to showcase the two main stars, not to make a good remake of a good but weird old movie."
Pink Panther | Florida, USA | 02/17/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you haven't seen the original version you will enjoy this one. The original one has better atmosphere but this one is not to be ignored. It has a good pace and keeps the viewer interested."