Eddie, a Chicago cop on the edge, goes undercover as hitman. A man and a mysterious woman want him to kill a merciless New Orleans criminal kingpin. The sting goes sour and Eddie's partner is killed. All Eddie wants now is revenge.

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Maverick Chicago cop Eddie Jillette poses as a hit man to meet with someone in from New Orleans looking to have a job done. The result is that both the guy and Jillette's partner wind up very dead, while a stunning blonde in on the setup disappears. He heads south to settle the score and soon finds himself being hunted, with the girl in tow and the local police anything but happy. New Orleans may never be the same again. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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When passion and hatred know no limits, expect no mercy.


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$12,303,904 (USA)
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When a leading lady was on director Richard Pearce and producer D. Constantine Contes' casting agenda, Conte thought that for this role, the film needed a totally modern equivalent of a great 1940s star in her most famous role - namely Rita Hayworth in Gilda (1946), maybe because the character of Michel Duval does a torrid dance at the Blue Parrot Club in No Mercy (1986). Conte said: "And Kim Basinger was the only actress who I felt could generate the kind of excitement that Hayworth did - and who could also meet the other demands of the part. Pearce outlines those demands: "Michel is a wonderful blending of innocence and experience, someone who has never been outside the control of a man, barely able to write her name or make a choice for herself. She is a pure creature of instinct in a world of sexual and emotional violence almost unimaginable to most of us. Kim Basinger has a kind of feral, intuitive intelligence that was just right for Michel". See more »

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When Eddie and Michel are taking a shower in the shack, there's big smudge of dirt on Michel's face whenever the camera is close to her face. When the camera cuts wider to show Eddie as well, suddenly the smudge disappears. Then it reappears again. See more »

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Eddie Jillette: I know the secret to Heaven.
Joe Collins: Oh, yeah, what's that?
Eddie Jillette: A girl with freckles on her tits.
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Action, adventure, beautiful scenery and women, plus explosions. A real Man's Movie.
14 January 2001 | by (Central California) – See all my reviews

Kim Basinger is young and gorgeous. Richard Gere is, well Richard Gere. He's dapper, sexy semi-nude and the good guy. What else is new? He's a Chicago cop who's partner gets murdered and he thinks Basinger, can lead him to the killer. Beautiful scenes of Louisiana bayou and attention-grabbing chase scenes make this an enjoyable movie for all. And don't forget the love scenes for the women and the fighting and torching of New Orleans for the men. A fun couple of hours.


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