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Cast

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Olivier Gruner ...
Capt. Karl 'Hawk' May
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Jonas Ambler
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McClean
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Jack Cochran
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Alan Bailey
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Phoenix
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Joanna Ambler
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Klinge
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Bad Dave
Michael Reid Davis ...
Hendrix
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Bandit Boss
Kevin Knotts ...
Barman
Mark Poitras ...
Commando Man #1
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Frank
Bryan Lee ...
Yakuza
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Jonas Ambler is a rich businessman who's wife is killed by kidnappers. So he decides to get even. He hires a mercenary to find and kill the kidnappers. There's only one catch, he wants to go with them. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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17 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Bérenc  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Jonas says, "As it says in the Bible the enemy of my enemy is my friend." Unsurprising for this kind of a movie he doesn't know what he's talking about, since it occurs nowhere in the Bible, being rather an old proverb mentioned at wikipedia's "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." See more »

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Followed by Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (1999) See more »

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La Bamba
Arranged by Charles Hutchinson, Alan Anderson, David Scott
Performed by Popdefect
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One of the worst movies ever made!!!!!!!!!
9 March 2001 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

"Mercenary" has crap acting, totally unstylish action scenes, is so boring it is almost unwatchable, the dialogue is terrible and the actors are completely miscast. All in all one of the worst movies ever made. DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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