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Expect No Mercy (1995)

Federal Service Agent Justin Vanier has been assigned to infiltrate the mysterious Virtual Arts Academy in search of Eric, a fellow agent. In this high-tech facility, the maniacal leader ... See full summary »

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Zale Dalen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Blanks ... Justin Vanier
Jalal Merhi ... Eric
Wolf Larson ... Warbeck
Laurie Holden ... Vicki
Anthony De Longis ... Damian
Michael Blanks Michael Blanks ... Spyder
Réal Andrews ... Alexander
Sam Moses ... Goldberg
Jefferson Mappin ... Wilkinson
Géza Kovács Géza Kovács ... Woods
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Frank
Brett Halsey ... Bromfield
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ... Bodyguard
Lazar Rockwood Lazar Rockwood ... Technician
Amer Merhi Amer Merhi ... Technician #2
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Storyline

Federal Service Agent Justin Vanier has been assigned to infiltrate the mysterious Virtual Arts Academy in search of Eric, a fellow agent. In this high-tech facility, the maniacal leader Warbeck is training assassins to become even more efficient killing machines using virtual reality. Penetrating the organization as a new recruit, Justin finds Eric, and together with the idealistic Vicki must bring down Warbeck before he succeeds with his deadly plans. Written by Tommy Henry <tommyhenry@beta.delphi.com>

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Where Virtual Reality Begins... See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for martial arts violence and shootings | See all certifications »

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Parts of the movie were filmed at the ranch owned by David Carradine. See more »

Quotes

Justin Vanier: [to Warbeck's henchmen] Your virtual reality stuff is crap. I'll show you the real thing!
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Spin-off Expect No Mercy (1995) See more »

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Expect No Mercy
by Ohm and the Temple of Sound
Music and Lyrics
Pete Morrison Steven Jones
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Delivers what is expected from it
15 February 2009 | by gridoon2020See all my reviews

Nobody will ever wonder why Billy Blanks or Jalal Merhi never received any acting awards (hell, they are quite poor even at delivering the kind of sarcastic one-liners that Arnie excels at), but they can both fight for real, and "Expect No Mercy" gives them plenty of opportunities to show their abilities. And the good news is, they're going against guys who can fight as well: the highlight of the film may be the fight between Billy Blanks and his equally impressive real-life brother Michael. The "virtual-reality martial arts training academy used as a front for an assassination business" is a fairly unusual concept, and the graphics are what you'd expect from a low-budget 1995 DTV movie. Laurie Holden is beautiful and feisty, though not feisty enough to avoid the "damsel-in-distress" role at the end, as even the (overacting) No. 1 villain Wolf Larson points out. The music score is effective. All in all, if you're looking for lots of martial arts action, this film is just what the doctor ordered. **1/2 out of 4.


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Release Date:

December 1995 (Canada) See more »

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Bezlitosny See more »

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