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The No Mercy Man (1973)

R | | Action, Drama | January 1973 (USA)
A decorated Vietnam War vet returns home to his small southwestern town, only to find carnies and bikers are stepping all over it, prompting him to take action.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Olie Hand (as Stephen Sandor)
Rockne Tarkington ...
Prophet
Richard X. Slattery ...
Mark Hand
Heidi Vaughn ...
Mary Hand
Mike Lane ...
Big Jack (as Michael Lane)
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John Dunn
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Beetle
Daniel Oaks ...
Cpl. Lyle Talbot
Tom Scott ...
Parrish
Michael Prichard ...
Bruce Bennett
Peg Stewart ...
Mrs. Hand
Richard Collier ...
Joshua White
Darlene Feasel ...
Dora Adams
Russell Morrell ...
Sheriff Harris (as Russ Morrell)
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Sally Hendricks (as Carol Lawson)
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A decorated Vietnam War vet returns home to his small southwestern town, only to find carnies and bikers are stepping all over it, prompting him to take action.

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He was war, then peace left the city. See more »

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Trained to Kill: USA  »

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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 »

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Referenced in Escale à Nanarland: Le Justicier de New York (2013) See more »

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Lonely Lonely Times
Written by Lois Vincent and Don Vincent
Performed by Al Gambino & Glory
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The Quality of Mercy Is Not Restrained
13 April 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

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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