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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.

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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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Gnadenlos  »

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$12,303,904 (USA)
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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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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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