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Mercy (1995)

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A couple of people steal the daughter of a famous lawyer. Now they want money to give her back, but it's not just the money they want. They want revenge.

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Richard Shepard

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Richard Shepard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Rubinstein ... Frank Kramer
Amber Kain Amber Kain ... Ruby
Sam Rockwell ... Matty
Jane Lanier Jane Lanier ... Carol
Novella Nelson ... Angela
Phillip Brock ... Phil Kline
Rhea Silver-Smith Rhea Silver-Smith ... Nicole Kramer
Christopher J. Quinn ... Joey
Kevin Joseph Kevin Joseph ... Livingston
Mark Mullin Mark Mullin ... Mr. Funbags the Clown
Robert Shepard Robert Shepard ... Bartender
Rick Gomez ... Peter
Maura Tierney ... Simonet
Kevin 'Flotilla DeBarge' Joseph Kevin 'Flotilla DeBarge' Joseph ... Transvestite Hooker (as Flotilla DeBarge)
Daniel J. Adkins Daniel J. Adkins ... Wendall
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A couple of people steal the daughter of a famous lawyer. Now they want money to give her back, but it's not just the money they want. They want revenge. Written by Harun Mehmedinovic <pkojovic@ibm.net>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entführung ohne Gnade See more »

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Budget:

$52,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Injosho Films LLC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Surprisingly good low-budget gem
5 August 1999 | by UthmanSee all my reviews

MERCY starts off by lulling the viewer into believing he is watching a low-budget exploitative crime thriller, but unexpectedly the film turns into an incisive character study. The cast, especially John Rubinstein, Amber Kain, and Sam Rockwell, does a great job throughout. The only weak point is a very distracting, gratuitous scene in which the Rubinstein character meets a psychotic arms merchant, but this interruption is brief, and the plot soon picks up and builds to a satisfying climax.

This is the first Richard Shepard movie I have seen, and I plan to view more of his work as the opportunity presents.


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