A Chicago detective, seeking to avenge his partner's death, travels to New Orleans, where he unexpectedly becomes involved in a cat and mouse game of survival.

Director:

Richard Pearce

Writer:

James Carabatsos (as Jim Carabatsos)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Eddie Jillette
Kim Basinger ... Michel Duval
Jeroen Krabbé ... Losado
George Dzundza ... Captain Stemkowski
Gary Basaraba ... Joe Collins
William Atherton ... Allan Deveneux
Terry Kinney ... Paul Deveneux
Bruce McGill ... Lt. Hall
Ray Sharkey ... Angles Ryan
Marita Geraghty ... Alice Collins
Aleta Mitchell Aleta Mitchell ... Cara
Fred Gratton Fred Gratton ... Quiet
Dionisio Dionisio ... Pinto
Ray Brown Ray Brown ... Benny Blue
Kim Chan ... Old Asian Man
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Storyline

Maverick Chicago cop Eddie Jillette poses as a hit man to meet with someone in from New Orleans looking to have a job done. The result is that both the guy and Jillette's partner wind up very dead, while a stunning blonde in on the setup disappears. He heads south to settle the score and soon finds himself being hunted, with the girl in tow and the local police anything but happy. New Orleans may never be the same again. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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When passion and hatred know no limits, expect no mercy. See more »


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The swamp-lands region seen in the picture was the Lousiana Bayou. Producer D. Constantine Conte said: "The bayou scenes were also shot in North Carolina, in swamps full of alligators and cottonmouth snakes. Richard Gere and Kim Basinger were very brave to do these scenes without stunt doubles. Director Richard Pearce said: "The air temperature was about thirty-five degrees and the water temperature about forty-five". SPOILER: Ironically, it is within these scenes shot in the bayou that Eddie Jillette (Richard Gere and Michel Duval (Kim Basinger) warm toward one another and then fall in love. See more »

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The cat's trainer is briefly visible from under the hotel clerk's desk while Eddie and Michel are waiting for Losado. See more »

Quotes

[Eddie Jilette is pouring coffee in Stemkowski's coffee cup]
Captain Stemkowski: Don't drink my coffee from my cup, Jilette!
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Great chemistry between Gere and Basinger
16 June 2005 | by NewEnglandPatSee all my reviews

Richard Gere is a Chicago cop on the vengeance trail as he follows his partner's killers to New Orleans to settle his own personal score. The film moves at a brisk pace as Gere and a Cajun sexpot flee through the Louisiana bayous from a murderous crime lord who wants his baby doll back and to destroy the Chicago detective who would avenge his partner's murder. Gere and Kim Basinger go very well together, and the chemistry between them adds to the film's realism. Basinger is the sexy swamp girl type who finds herself falling for Gere, although they clash repeatedly while handcuffed together as they attempt to elude the brutal underworld figure and his henchmen. George Dzundza is also good as Gere's superior and Jeroen Krabbe is measured and deliberate as the Cajun butcher. The film's final moments are explosive and predictable and close out an exciting thriller.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Mercy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,198,069, 21 December 1986

Gross USA:

$12,303,904

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,303,904
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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