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Expect No Mercy (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  December 1995 (Canada)
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Federal Service Agent Justin Vanier has been assigned to infiltrate the mysterious Virtual Arts Academy in search of Eric, a fellow agent. In this high-tech facility, the maniacal leader ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Justin Vanier
Jalal Merhi ...
Eric
Wolf Larson ...
Warbeck
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Vicki
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Damian
Michael Blanks ...
Spyder
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Alexander
Sam Moses ...
Goldberg
Jefferson Mappin ...
Wilkinson
Géza Kovács ...
Woods
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Frank
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Bromfield
Scott Wickware ...
Bodyguard
Lazar Rockwood ...
Technician
Amer Merhi ...
Technician #2
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Federal Service Agent Justin Vanier has been assigned to infiltrate the mysterious Virtual Arts Academy in search of Eric, a fellow agent. In this high-tech facility, the maniacal leader Warbeck is training assassins to become even more efficient killing machines using virtual reality. Penetrating the organization as a new recruit, Justin finds Eric, and together with the idealistic Vicki must bring down Warbeck before he succeeds with his deadly plans. Written by Tommy Henry <tommyhenry@beta.delphi.com>

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Rated R for martial arts violence and shootings | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The title song for the film, performed by Ohm and the Temple of Sound, was edited out of the final cut of the film due to a conflict between Varouje, the film's composer, and politics within the film company. Though the song is credited during the film's end credits. A music video was made featuring footage of the band performing the song intercut with footage for the film and premiered on Much Music. See more »

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Justin Vanier: [to Warbeck's henchmen] Your virtual reality stuff is crap. I'll show you the real thing!
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Expect No Mercy
Performed by Ohm & The Temple of Sound
Produced by Zsolt Kota
Written by Phil Morrison and S. Jones
Recorded at Q.E.D. Media Productions, Toronto
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Delivers what is expected from it
15 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Nobody will ever wonder why Billy Blanks or Jalal Merhi never received any acting awards (hell, they are quite poor even at delivering the kind of sarcastic one-liners that Arnie excels at), but they can both fight for real, and "Expect No Mercy" gives them plenty of opportunities to show their abilities. And the good news is, they're going against guys who can fight as well: the highlight of the film may be the fight between Billy Blanks and his equally impressive real-life brother Michael. The "virtual-reality martial arts training academy used as a front for an assassination business" is a fairly unusual concept, and the graphics are what you'd expect from a low-budget 1995 DTV movie. Laurie Holden is beautiful and feisty, though not feisty enough to avoid the "damsel-in-distress" role at the end, as even the (overacting) No. 1 villain Wolf Larson points out. The music score is effective. All in all, if you're looking for lots of martial arts action, this film is just what the doctor ordered. **1/2 out of 4.


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