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.



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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 <>

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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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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Michel Duval: I'm not a whore.
Eddie Jillette: What?
Michel Duval: I'm not a whore. I've never been with anyone except Losado.
Eddie Jillette: So?
Michel Duval: I'm not a whore.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Why Ratings So Low?
30 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not one of my top 10 films of all times, but it is a solid genre piece with some interesting variations and local color.

After Katrina, a film about New Orleans has a special interest that adds a certain sauce.

If there are any weaknesses, some of Bassinger's line deliveries are a bit weak. Otherwise, superb acting all around. I have always thought Gere was something of a lightweight, but very solid work here.

Unlike many films, they get the weapons handling VERY right.

I am a bit confused as to why this film has been rated so low on average. I have the video, and watch it about once a year.

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