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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Stemkowski
Joe Collins
Allan Deveneux
Paul Deveneux
Lieutenant Hall
Ray Sharkey ...
Angles Ryan
Alice Collins
Aleta Mitchell ...
Fred Gratton ...
Dionisio ...
Ray Brown ...
Benny Blue
Old Asian Man


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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19 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gnadenlos  »

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$12,303,904 (USA)

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In North Carolina, the production company alternated between practical locations and the studio back-lot, as it shot the continuation of what director Richard Pearce calls "Eddie Jillette's progression from an objective world to a subjective one". The film locates this world in the community "cross the rivah" from New Orleans called Algiers and in the surrounding bayou country. But Pearce pointed out that the real Algiers, Louisiana is a respectable suburb which was currently undergoing gentrificaton. Pearce said: "The Algiers in the film is a mythical underworld, as is the bayou country. That world is not meant to be a realistic representation of the Cajun culture of the bayous. In fact, it's totally imaginary, it has nothing to do with Cajun culture". See more »


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Eddie Jillette: I don't see any heartstoppers in here. Most of these broads still got the prime tag hanging from their nose.
Joe Collins: [Michel walks by and catches their attention as she sits down with a older man] Maybe she's his mother.
Eddie Jillette: She's got 'born to screw' tattooed on her forehead.
Eddie Jillette: Don't be bitter.
Eddie Jillette: I know the secret to happiness.
Eddie Jillette: What's that?
Eddie Jillette: A girl with freckles on her tits.
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Clash of Cultures
13 July 2005 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

**SPOILERS** Clash of culture film that goes from Chicago to the swamps bayous and streets of New Orleans with windy city cop Eddie Jillette, Richard Gere, looking to get even for the savage murder of his partner undercover cop Joe Collins, Gary Basaraba, by Cajun gangster Losado, Jeroen Krabbe. At the time Losado was in town to get back his runaway and personal slave girl.

Chicago police officers Jillette & Collins getting a tip from a local Chicago pot pusher Angles Ryan, Ray Starkey, that they busted that he was hired to do a hit for somebody from out of town. The two policemen acting as hit men meet later that evening New Orleans businessman Paul Deveneux, Terry Kinney, and his girlfriend Michel Duval, Kim Basinger, at a Chicago restaurant. Deveneux wants the two to take out this very dangerous and brutal New Orleans gangster, Losado, and is willing to pay big money to get the "Job" done.

Before anything could happen Deveneux is blown to pieces and officer Jillette barley escapes with his life as they were caught in a street ambush by the targeted Losado and his gang. Back at the hotel were police officer Collins is staying Michael Losado and a bunch of his hoods breaks in and catch Collins by surprise. slicing Collins open with a huge hunting knife Losado then takes off with Micheal who he considered to be his private property.

Getting to the hotel room too late to save his partner officer Jillette is deeply hurt for not being there in time to prevent Collins from being murdered. Trying to find Collins' killer in the city of New Orleans Jillette finds Michel at the Blue Parrot nightclub. Jillette had a hunch she would be there from the blue parrot tattoo she had on her right shoulder.

The movie then goes into overdrive with Jillette on the run with Michel as a hostage as Losado and his gang try to track down and kill him as well as rescue Michel. Jillette on the other hand is on a mission of revenge to find officer Collins murderer and bring him to Justice with him being the sole judge jury and executioner.

Getting away from Losado's goons Jillette makes it back to the main New Orleans police station with Michel only to get arrested and then told to check out of the city by the New Orleans police Lt. Hall, Bruce McGill. Determined not to leave without taking care of Lasado Jillette has Michel, who had since fallen in love with him, used as bait to get him out in the open which leads to the movies fiery conclusion in a deserted New Orleans hotel.

Average suspense/drama that's helped a lot by the presence of Jeroen Krabbe as the cold-blooded and murderous Cajun gangster Losado. Creepy yet soft spoken who without even the slightest show of emotions Lasado would lash out at his unsuspecting victim with his deadly blade like a coiled rattlesnake.

The showdown at the Algires Point Hotel had Lasado and his entire gang shoot and knife it out with an almost suicidal officer Jillette who didn't care if he lived through it or not. With him only wanting to take out the Cajun killer so he could finally feel that his partner didn't die in vain and that his killer didn't live to get away with murdering him.

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