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A Chicago detective, seeking to avenge his partner's death, travels to New Orleans, where he unexpectedly becomes involved in a cat and mouse game of survival.

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Richard Pearce

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James Carabatsos (as Jim Carabatsos)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Eddie Jillette
Kim Basinger ... Michel Duval
Jeroen Krabbé ... Losado
George Dzundza ... Captain Stemkowski
Gary Basaraba ... Joe Collins
William Atherton ... Allan Deveneux
Terry Kinney ... Paul Deveneux
Bruce McGill ... Lieutenant Hall
Ray Sharkey ... Angles Ryan
Marita Geraghty ... Alice Collins
Aleta Mitchell Aleta Mitchell ... Cara
Fred Gratton Fred Gratton ... Quiet
Dionisio Dionisio ... Pinto
Ray Brown Ray Brown ... Benny Blue
Kim Chan ... Old Asian Man
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Storyline

Maverick Chicago cop Eddie Jillette poses as a hit man to meet with someone in from New Orleans looking to have a job done. The result is that both the guy and Jillette's partner wind up very dead, while a stunning blonde in on the setup disappears. He heads south to settle the score and soon finds himself being hunted, with the girl in tow and the local police anything but happy. New Orleans may never be the same again. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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When passion and hatred know no limits, expect no mercy.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 March 1987 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Gnadenlos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,198,069, 21 December 1986

Gross USA:

$12,303,904
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer D. Constantine Conte described No Mercy (1986) as an exotic romantic thriller. Conte was involved in the development of the film's original screenplay with screenwriter James Carabatsos. Intrigued by the amalgam of suspenseful storytelling and vivid characterization in Carabatsos' first draft, director Richard Pearce and star Richard Gere quickly committed to the project. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie and Michel are taking a shower in the shack, there's big smudge of dirt on Michel's face whenever the camera is close to her face. When the camera cuts wider to show Eddie as well, suddenly the smudge disappears. Then it reappears again. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Jillette: [to Michel] Every hooker's got a hard luck story.
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Looking for the SOUNDTRACK
24 February 2005 | by cyndih50See all my reviews

No Mercy is a great movie that offers a lot of action, a great cast of actors and actresses, a very haunting melody as the base music in the soundtrack, and additionally, some really beautiful scenery. All of the actors do a really great job portraying their characters and there is a lot of action and subtle bits that endear the movie watcher to the character played by Kim Basinger. Richard Gere was a very cool "tough cop" in this film and he was a real looker needless to say. I have seen this movie more than once and still think it is a really entertaining film. Lots to offer INCLUDING a great soundtrack that has eluded me all these years. I would appreciate any tip that would help me locate one of the "out of print" CD's of this soundtrack. I most definitely would pay a reasonable price. thanks!


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