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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.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gnadenlos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,198,069, 21 December 1986

Gross USA:

$12,303,904
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In North Carolina, the production company alternated between practical locations and the studio back-lot, as it shot the continuation of what director Richard Pearce calls "Eddie Jillette's progression from an objective world to a subjective one". The film locates this world in the community "cross the rivah" from New Orleans called Algiers and in the surrounding bayou country. But Pearce pointed out that the real Algiers, Louisiana is a respectable suburb which was currently undergoing gentrificaton. Pearce said: "The Algiers in the film is a mythical underworld, as is the bayou country. That world is not meant to be a realistic representation of the Cajun culture of the bayous. In fact, it's totally imaginary, it has nothing to do with Cajun culture". 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 Jillette: I know the secret to Heaven.
Joe Collins: Oh, yeah, what's that?
Eddie Jillette: A girl with freckles on her tits.
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Solid no-brainer
15 August 2005 | by ODDBearSee all my reviews

No Mercy is one of those familiar revenge thrillers that offers no novelty whatsoever and is for the most part unoriginal but that doesn't mean it doesn't entertain.

Gere, a Chicago cop, goes to New Orleans to avenge the death of his partner. Basinger plays Gere's link to the crimelord and sparks fly between the two.

As said before, there's nothing original here, however there are some entertaining action sequences, solid acting from Gere and Basinger (who, by the way looks incredibly HOT), nice New Orleans scenery and a refreshing unsympathetic cruelty associated with Gere's character. He's simply not very likable and therefore a little bit more memorable.

No Mercy is a solid no-brainer but nothing all that special.


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