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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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
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Gil Reynolds
Beau Starr ...
Lt. Fritch
Bill MacDonald ...
John Beck
Stewart Bick ...
Cushing
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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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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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Ellen Barkin improvised the movement where Catherine lifted her arm to assist Vickie with her jacket removal during their sex scene, as well as her leaning in to indicate her desire for oral sex. See more »

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The bite-marks on the corpses could have been determined as most likely having been made by a female. A woman has a smaller dental structure than a man. Obviously forensics would have been on to that immediately. But the investigators search for a man. See more »

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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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Written and Performed by Michael Le Blanc (as Michael LeBlanc)
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Rent It Already!
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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