It's one of the most anticipated movies of Fall 2009, and America's Most Wanted has a starring role.
The Stepfather, with Dylan Walsh and Sela Ward, was released on October 16, 2009.
In the movie, AMW.com plays an important part of the story. But in the last 23 seasons, AMW viewers have solved plenty of real life mysteries. Check out the stories behind some of our biggest captures:
Fugitive John List made headlines in 1971 when he brutally and methodically murdered five of his family members; he earned notoriety during his 18-year run from the law following the terrifying killing spree. But while List's run ended on June 1, 1989 as a direct result of AMW viewers.
When AMW first aired in 1988, no one was sure if the show would work. The very first fugitive we featured was a big fish -- David James Roberts, one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted. He turned out be one of our easiest captures.
In the winter of 1998, FBI Top Ten Fugitive and accused killer Tony Ray Amati was arrested after only seven days on the most wanted list. Amati was named to the list on Saturday, February 21, 1998 -- the same day he was profiled on AMW.
Cops say that after Micky Mayon torched a judge's car, he became one of Steelton, Pa.'s most-wanted criminals. AMW.com carried his story for nearly a year, and it was one of your tips that took this lowlife down from half a world away.