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Mercy (2000)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  11 February 2000 (USA)
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Detective Catherine Palmer investigates a series of sexually gruesome serial murders and becomes embroiled in a world of lesbianism and bondage after she becomes obsessed with one of the victims' paramours.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Det. Cathy Palmer
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Bernadine Mello
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Vickie Kittrie
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Mary
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Dr. Dominick Broussard
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Mechanic
Marshall Bell ...
Gil Reynolds
Beau Starr ...
Lt. Fritch
Bill MacDonald ...
John Beck
Stewart Bick ...
Cushing
Ellen-Ray Hennessy ...
Murial Farr
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Dorothy Samenov
Claire Burton ...
Sandra Moser
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Leeland
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Terry Ross
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Homicide detective Catherine Palmer investigates a series of serial killings of women who have been tortured to death by S&M, all of whom have had their eyelids cut off. The investigation takes Catherine into a group wealthy upper class women, where she is drawn to the chief suspect, Vickie Kittrie, who has a penchant for S&M and women, as well as to Dr. Broussard, the victims' shady therapist with some dark secrets of his own. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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Venture into a world of deadly sexual pleasures.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for language, drug use, and perverse sexual behavior including violence and nudity | See all certifications »

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11 February 2000 (USA)  »

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Amours mortelles  »

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Trivia

Damian Harris asked Ellen Barkin' to portray her character three different ways: 1) Palmer knew she was attracted to Vickie, 2) Palmer wasn't attracted to Vickie, and 3) Palmer wasn't sure if she was attracted to Vickie. Harris would then edit the takes together, giving the audience an unsure vibe of what Detective Palmer thought of Vickie. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie the detectives are examining the dead woman on the bed who is lying with her eyes open. As the camera pans up the dead body, you can notice the corpse blink right before the camera leaves her face. Worse still, the corpse has been mutilated by the killer and is not supposed to have any eyelids at all. See more »

Quotes

Vickie Kittrie: Aren't you just a little bit curious?
Det. Catherine Palmer: What do you wanna do take me to one of your dungeons?
Vickie Kittrie: You'd be amazed of the use we can get out of simple kitchen utensils.
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Organ Eyes
Written by Jamie L. Munson
Performed by Poet Name Life
Courtesy of Gamut Entertainment
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6 August 2000 | by (earth) – See all my reviews

"Mercy" sounds kinda like your average scary cop thriller mixed with "8MM." But with great acting by Ellen Barkin and Peta Wilson, it's soon noticeable that it's much better. The camera work and original score were also quite enjoyable. But maybe the best thing about this film, it's good! There is a plot. Unlike many other films of it's type, "Mercy" has a plot and sticks with. It keeps you guessing and wondering, but doesn't lose your interest. And while the basis of the movie is very sexual, the film itself isn't that bad. I mean, if it's unnecessary, you probably won't see too much of it. So give it a chance, cuz it's a 9 out of 10 in my book.


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