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Mercenary (1996)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | Video 17 January 1997
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:

Patrick Highsmith (story), Patrick Highsmith (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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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 (as Lindsey Lee Ginter)
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 ... Commo 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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In a Desert Wasteland An Ex-Commando Battles for Revenge...

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 »

Goofs

The Kurdish woman captive is shown from the back to be completely naked, but in the last shot, where she stretches to retrieve a gun, she's wearing panties. See more »

Quotes

Special Agent Ranklin: Mr. Ambler, the senator wanted me to extend to you his deepest regrets. Nasir's killing rattled a lot of cages in Washington. Ah, naturally, we're all very sorry to hear about your loss. But the man you're looking for is an international terrorist for hire - completely out of our jurisdiction. We can't just pick him up.
Jonas Ambler: Define can't. Is this can't, as in humanly impossible, or can't, as in we just don't care about individual human lives to exact retribution?
Special Agent Ranklin: We are fully aware of the seriousness ...
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Followed by Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (1998) See more »

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La Bamba
Arranged by Charles Hutchinson, Alan Anderson, David Scott
Performed by Popdefect
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Russians in Jordan ?? Hilarious !
25 October 2019 | by adabsizSee all my reviews

This yarn was supposed to take place in Moab, Jordan (erroneously mentioned as Moab, Israel but hey, that is par for the course for this flick !) . I have been to Jordan but never seen scenery like that ! And Russians living in "ancient" monasteries , crawling all over the Jordanian countryside in buggies and firing un-countable bullets AND at least 3 surface to air missiles ? Pull the other one !! I don't know whether the handful of "producers" got their investment back or not, but WHY waste money on a useless plot and a hopeless video film in the first place ??


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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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Dolby

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