Originally filmed and released publicly in 1973 under the title "The No Mercy Man". It was later distributed as "Trained to Kill" in 1975 to mostly drive-in movie theaters as a 2nd run feature. Forgotton about , It eventually surfaced on video in the mid 1980's as "Trained to Kill USA" during the video craze. See more »
Handsome, troubled Vietnam stud Steve Sandor (as Olie Hand) returns home, just as dad Richard X. Slattery (as Mark Hand) is having some problems with transient "carnie" Rockne Tarkington (who is "sensitive, intelligent, and black" as Prophet) and a gaggle of lawbreaker types. They include Ron Thompson (as Dunn), David Booth (as Beetle), and Sid Haig (as Pill Box). You don't mess with vets, boy. Of course, flashbacks ensue! Fists fly! Heads get knocked! and, Hand's town erupts in WAR! It's predictable, exploitive, and sometimes offensive. "The No Mercy Man" shows no mercy to a fairly good cast and crew. The "Trained to Kill, U.S.A." re-title is appropriate, anyway.
** The No Mercy Man (1973) Daniel Vance ~ Steve Sandor, Rockne Tarkington, Richard X. Slattery
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