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Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (1998)

Mercenary Captain "Hawk" is in Acion again to save a hostage. But he and his team are betrayed. Nothing is as it seems...


Philippe Mora


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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Townsend ... Charlie Love
Olivier Gruner ... Capt. Carl 'Hawk' May
Nicholas Turturro ... Maj. Ray Domino
Claudia Christian ... Patricia van Lier
John Dennis Johnston ... Colonel Holden
Tom Towles ... Colonel Chamaro
Sam Bottoms ... Camera Man
Guy De Saint Cyr Guy De Saint Cyr ... Bodyguard
Honorato Magaloni Honorato Magaloni ... Sanchez
Julian Bucio Julian Bucio ... Holden's Guard #1
Jorge Luis Corzo Jorge Luis Corzo ... Holden's Guard #2
Javier Lambert Javier Lambert ... Holden's Guard #3
Mauricio Martínez Mauricio Martínez ... Holden's Guard #4 (as Mauricio Martinez)
Gerardo Albarrán Gerardo Albarrán ... Holden's Camera Man (as Gerardo Moreno)
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Village Leader (as Miguel Angel Fuentes)


Mercenary Captain "Hawk" is in Acion again to save a hostage. But he and his team are betrayed. Nothing is as it seems...

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »






Release Date:

10 September 1998 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Thick and Thin See more »


Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mahagonny Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Follows Mercenary (1996) See more »

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One of those cases when the sequel is better than the original.
14 September 1999 | by bookerjdSee all my reviews

This movie is a 'must see' for all Olivier Gruner fans. It is his best work to date. (Even better than "Nemesis" in my opinion.) Although I liked the original "Mercenary", "Mercenary II" gave Gruner the opportunity to polish up his "Hawk" May character and make it shine. Robert Townsend played off Gruner like they were an old vaudeville team, introducing us to a whole new facet of the kickboxing champ. With clean photography, decent direction, and a good solid cast, this story went places I could not have predicted. This movie was aptly titled "Thick and Thin".

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