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No Mercy (1986)

A Chicago detective, seeking to avenge his partner's death, travels to New Orleans, where he unexpectedly becomes involved in a cat and mouse game of survival.

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Paul Deveneux
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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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19 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$2,198,069 (USA) (21 December 1986)

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$12,303,904 (USA)
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First of two cinema movie collaborations of actor Richard Gere and actress Kim Basinger. The films are No Mercy (1986) and Final Analysis (1992) which were both made and released around six years apart. See more »

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The cat's trainer is briefly visible from under the hotel clerk's desk while Eddie and Michel are waiting for Losado. See more »

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Eddie Jillette: [to Michel] Every hooker's got a hard luck story.
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Background Better Than Story
4 May 2005 | by (Tampa, FL United States) – See all my reviews

On the surface, this film, which I like, is like dozens of other revenge-the-death-of-a-cop-partner stories. But the saving grace of the movie is the characters, and some of the dialogue.

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Eddie Jilette is a tough cop. A tough Chicago cop. But what distinguishes the film that his Captain is tougher and nastier. In a later scene in the film, the captain and Eddie are in an airport where, in the Men's washroom, after making sure that they're alone, the captain gives Eddie a weapon to kill the villain, and expects him to use it. In most such films, a tough cop usually has a captain who's either a politician or a wimp. How refreshing!

The film also has a nice touch. Eddie rents all the rooms of a hotel in Algiers. The only inhabitants were the clerk and a cat. Eddie tells the clerk to beat it, because he's expecting a showdown battle there. Shortly before the battle commences, we see the cat leave the building.

One I've watched several times and one that's in my library.


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