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No Mercy (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Romance  |  19 December 1986 (USA)
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An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.



(as Jim Carabatsos)
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When passion and hatred know no limits, expect no mercy.


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Release Date:

19 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gnadenlos  »

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$12,303,904 (USA)

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The picture was filmed in and inspired by the style of 1940s "film noir". See more »


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


[Eddie Jilette is pouring coffee in Stemkowski's coffee cup]
Captain Stemkowski: Don't drink my coffee from my cup, Jilette!
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Blistering revenge and fire hot love in New Orleans.
17 February 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is a passionate drama that keeps heating up right to the interesting, but over blown finale. A rouge Chicago cop(Richard Gere)travels to 'The Big Easy' and becomes a hit man in order to avenge the murder of his partner. This plot is nothing new, but the dynamic Gere pretty much takes control of the movie. And in scenes with Kim Basinger, the no nonsense detective and the New Orleans vixen about set the screen ablaze. The big showdown in the hotel is a bit contrived, but lets you know justice prevails.

Gere and Basinger are outstanding together. Just the eye contact can speed up your breathing. George Dzundza plays a cautious police captain. Ray Sharkey has a small role as does Gary Basaraba. Jeroen Krabbe is one fearsome villain that deserves his demise. Love, hate, passion, violence and revenge leaves no room for mercy.

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