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No Mercy (1986)

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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

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 ... Lieutenant 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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Taglines:

When passion and hatred know no limits, expect no mercy.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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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

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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Trivia

The Louisiana leg of shooting also included scenes set in the Vieux Carre Police Station. Production designer Patrizia von Brandenstein said: "We converted a tourist-information-society building with wonderful murals of old New Orleans into our police station. The funny thing was that the building was due to be converted into a real police station and the department asked to keep some of our counters and other fixtures". See more »

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When Eddie and Michel are taking a shower in the shack, there's big smudge of dirt on Michel's face whenever the camera is close to her face. When the camera cuts wider to show Eddie as well, suddenly the smudge disappears. Then it reappears again. See more »

Quotes

Michel Duval: I'm not a whore.
Eddie Jillette: What?
Michel Duval: I'm not a whore. I've never been with anyone except Losado.
Eddie Jillette: So?
Michel Duval: I'm not a whore.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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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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