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Mercy Streets (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Crime | 31 October 2000 (USA)
Estranged twin brothers - one a con man, the other an Episcopal deacon - accidentally switch places... and find God in the process.

Director:

Jon Gunn

Writers:

Jon Gunn, John W. Mann (as John Mann)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Rome
David A.R. White ... John / Jeremiah
Cynthia Watros ... Sam
Shiek Mahmud-Bey ... Tex
Lawrence Taylor ... Dan
Stacy Keach ... Tom
Robert LaSardo ... TJ
Lisa Furst Lisa Furst ... Sunny
Kevin Downes ... Peter
Koji Kataoka ... Takashi
Robert Lyon Rasner ... Concerned Passerby
Brian C. Bennetts Brian C. Bennetts ... Concerned Driver
John W. Mann ... Harry (as John Mann)
Jon Gunn ... Accident Victim
Michael Villani ... Sergeant Griffin
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Storyline

Estranged twin brothers - one a con man, the other an Episcopal deacon - accidentally switch places... and find God in the process.

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Taglines:

One con out to save his million dollar scam, one priest out to save his only brother See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Goofs

When Rome confronts John in the alley, Rome lowers the gun in one shot; in the next it is still raised. See more »

Quotes

[Discussing Jeremiah's sermon]
Sam: It definitely shows that you know the Bible. It's just... very long.
Jeremiah: It's as long as it should be.
Sam: I know, I know. It's just a lot of... detail to take in all at once.
Jeremiah: Sam, that's the whole point. The detail is what makes the passage so relevant.
Sam: It's not the passage. It's just... if you could deliver with a little more . . .
Tex: [interrupting] Sermon sucked, brother.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to CHIEF JOHN KUNKEL who, without hesitation and with great joy, allowed the members of the EXETER POLICE DEPARTMENT and his equipment to participate in this film. See more »

Connections

References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

IF YOU REALLY WANT IT
Written and Performed by Fros't
featuring The Gospel Gangstaz
Fros't appears courtesy of 4TH MAN RECORDS
The Gospel Gangstaz appear courtesy of B-RITE MUSIC
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Christian films are getting better...
7 October 2002 | by wenntrekSee all my reviews

Having worked for four years at a place that shows Christian family movies every week, I have seen quite a number of cheesy clunkers in my time. And while "Mercy Streets" is not the best I've ever seen, it is far better than most.

For once, the production quality is on par with the average TV movie, and it doesn't look like it's been shot with a camcorder. As far as the storyline goes, it's engaging, if not entirely original, and it doesn't beat you over the head with the message.

The performances of both Eric Roberts and David White are to be commended, though most of the other cast members could use some improvement. Even so, the acting is quite a few notches above many Christian movies. I've been a fan of David White for a number of years, having seen him in "The End of the Harvest" and "The Moment After". He is one of the few actors in Christian film that actually tries to act, and he usually succeeds. "Mercy Streets" is undoubtedly his strongest performance so far.

In short, "Mercy Streets" is a movie that seeks to provide good entertainment to both Christians and the secular world, while glorifying God. And it succeeds, where "Omega Code" and similar films failed. "Mercy Streets" utilizes decent actors, a good script and good production values to provide an exciting, entertaining and meaningful film, without being preachy or cheesy.


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Official Sites:

Signal Hill Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mercy Streets See more »

Filming Locations:

Fresno, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,607, 5 November 2000

Gross USA:

$173,599

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,599
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Signal Hill Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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