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No Mercy (1986)

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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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Captain Stemkowski
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Allan 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 <>

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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  »

Box Office


$12,303,904 (USA)

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To offset the cost of production on several films, TriStar Pictures, who usually released their films on the home market through parent company RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, sold off the foreign video rights to _No Mercy_, 8 Million Ways to Die (1986), Night of the Creeps (1986), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), The Squeeze (1987), Nadine (1987) and Gardens of Stone (1987) to CBS/Fox Home Video. See more »


When Eddie and Michel are taking a shower in the shack, there's big smudge of dirt on Michel's face whenever the camera is close to her face. When the camera cuts wider to show Eddie as well, suddenly the smudge disappears. Then it reappears again. 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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Great chemistry between Gere and Basinger
16 June 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Richard Gere is a Chicago cop on the vengeance trail as he follows his partner's killers to New Orleans to settle his own personal score. The film moves at a brisk pace as Gere and a Cajun sexpot flee through the Louisiana bayous from a murderous crime lord who wants his baby doll back and to destroy the Chicago detective who would avenge his partner's murder. Gere and Kim Basinger go very well together, and the chemistry between them adds to the film's realism. Basinger is the sexy swamp girl type who finds herself falling for Gere, although they clash repeatedly while handcuffed together as they attempt to elude the brutal underworld figure and his henchmen. George Dzundza is also good as Gere's superior and Jeroen Krabbe is measured and deliberate as the Cajun butcher. The film's final moments are explosive and predictable and close out an exciting thriller.

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