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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 »


Zale Dalen




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


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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Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Gary Daniels was originally considered for the role of Warbeck but the U.S. distributor was against the idea and brought in Wolf Larsen for the role instead. See more »


Justin Vanier: [to Warbeck's henchmen] Your virtual reality stuff is crap. I'll show you the real thing!
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »


Expect No Mercy
by Ohm and the Temple of Sound
Music and Lyrics
Pete Morrison Steven Jones
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The vhs era of Action will never be duplicated again!!! I loved it.
20 April 2021 | by lukem-52760See all my reviews

"Expect No Mercy" is a time capsule product of the beautiful glory days of the Video market, the direct-to-video heyday's of the 80's & 90's, those times are beautiful Nostalgic trips to the better times in my opinion, the shelves of Blockbuster video or anywhere else that sold or rented videos would have so many Awesome looking B-movies from Action to Horror, the variety & cool cover art was fantastic & I'm so glad i experienced it all & i lived in those video stores practically lol that's how much i enjoyed pickings out videos, i was always in those places & i discovered so many great "Gems" & i treasure those times & kids today will Never have those fun times, god i miss the 90's & from those beautiful times of videos & B-movie craziness this low-budget martial arts flick was born, a sort-of Virtual Reality sci-fi action & martial arts Thriller starring vhs era hero BILLY BLANKS, this dude was on so many DTV covers & to honest he's a fun product of the those times, a cheap Wesley Snipes in a way but was Cool enough to have his own fan base.

"Expect No Mercy" is fun, good pure 90's cheesy action with comedy & really bad 90's special effects but that's also why i like it so much & the really cool music at the beginning!!!

Another 90's B-list star WOLF LARSON is here too as a villain of of a martial art academy that uses VR to train it's warriors & i like Wolf, this dude was great in the B-movie Gem "Shakedown" from 2002 & here he's a long haired porno star looking villain lol but he's cool. Billy Blanks goes undercover at the place for the F. B. I & it's a typical low-budget martial arts flick with fancy fighting & that really cool & really colourful 90's lighting that gives it a comic-book look.

There's some buddy aspects to this & alot of fun & plenty of violence.

If you like this type of thing, like i do, then you will enjoy it for exactly what it is.....90's B-movie Fun.

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Release Date:

December 1995 (Canada) See more »

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Bezlitosny See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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