Mercy Streets

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Mercy Streets
Mercy Streets.jpg
Directed by Jon Gunn
Written by Jon Gunn
John Mann
Starring Eric Roberts
David A. R. White
Cynthia Watros
Stacy Keach
Kevin Downes
Music by Steffan Fantini
Cinematography Chris Magee
Production
company
Signal Hill Production
Distributed by Con Dios Entertainment
Providence Entertainment
ChristianCinema.com
Release date
  • October 31, 2000 (2000-10-31)
Running time
106 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $600,000
Box office $173,599

Mercy Streets is a 2000 Christian action/drama film written and directed by Jon Gunn. It starred Eric Roberts and Stacy Keach, among others.

Plot[edit]

Mercy Streets is the story of twin brothers, John (David White), a con man and Jeremiah (David White), a pastor, who are forced to switch lives. After being released from prison, John is looking to make a new start, and agrees to work for his father figure and mentor Rome (Eric Roberts). When John attempts to double cross Rome, it sets off a chain reaction which turns the lives of both brothers into turmoil. While on the run from Rome, John steps into the calm suburban life of his twin brother Jeremiah and turns his good life upside down.

Jeremiah, a well-loved and respected priest, is forced into the criminal underworld of his brother when he is taken hostage by Rome and blackmailed into taking part in a counterfeiting scam. Haunted by the guilt of what he believes to be his brother's death, Jeremiah struggles to atone for his wrongdoing and redeem his faith by going along with the plan. However, Rome's simple plan begins to go horribly wrong when Jeremiah escapes and comes face to face with the brother he thought was dead. They both cannot turn away from the consequences of their actions or the love and forgiveness of God.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times said, "Despite a competent cast and all the energy Roberts in particular contributes, the filmmakers cannot sustain enough momentum to keep their film from seeming contrived and preachy."[1] Ted Baehr of Movieguide said, "Mercy Streets is a masterful piece of moviemaking with a strong Gospel message."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Thomas, Kevin Thomas (October 31, 2000). "'Mercy Streets' Runs Through Timeworn Spiritual Territory". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 15, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 
  2. ^ Baehr, Ted. "'Mercy Streets' Review". Movieguide. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 

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