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Mercenary (1996)

Jonas Ambler is a rich businessman who's wife is killed by kidnappers. So he decides to get even. He hires a mercenary to find and kill the kidnappers. There's only one catch, he wants to ... See full summary »

Director:

Avi Nesher

Writers:

Steven Hartov (screenplay), Patrick Highsmith (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivier Gruner ... Capt. Karl 'Hawk' May
John Ritter ... Jonas Ambler
Robert Culp ... McClean
Ed Lauter ... Jack Cochran
Michael Zelniker ... Alan Bailey
Martin Kove ... Phoenix
Lara Harris ... Joanna Ambler
Lindsey Ginter ... Klinge
Nils Allen Stewart ... Bad Dave
Michael Reid Davis Michael Reid Davis ... Hendrix
Duke Valenti ... Bandit Boss
Kevin Knotts Kevin Knotts ... Barman
Mark Poitras Mark Poitras ... Commando Man #1
Robert Werhan ... Frank
Bryan Lee Bryan Lee ... Yakuza
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Jonas Ambler is a rich businessman who's wife is killed by kidnappers. So he decides to get even. He hires a mercenary to find and kill the kidnappers. There's only one catch, he wants to go with them. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bérenc See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Jonas says, "As it says in the Bible the enemy of my enemy is my friend." Unsurprising for this kind of a movie he doesn't know what he's talking about, since it occurs nowhere in the Bible, being rather an old proverb mentioned at wikipedia's "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." See more »

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Followed by Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

La Bamba
Arranged by Charles Hutchinson, Alan Anderson, David Scott
Performed by Popdefect
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Couldn't finish it ......
17 June 2016 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Headache inducing with only three actual actors, John Ritter, Robert Culp, and Ed Lauter, who are all terribly wasted. The pace is so rushed that it could give you whiplash. The action scenes are filmed in extreme closeup to hide the lack of a budget. Explosions abound and of course the entire plot is ridiculous. This is one to avoid, I only wish I had done so, instead of wasting over an hour, before I couldn't take any more. You have been warned. Proceed at your own peril, unless mindless nonsense is something you enjoy. I actually feel bad having watched this, and hope you will take my advice ................... - MERK


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