No Mercy (1986 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Richard Pearce|
|Produced by||D. Constantine Conte|
|Written by||Jim Carabatsos|
|Music by||Alan Silvestri|
|Edited by||Gerald B. Greenberg|
|Distributed by||TriStar Pictures|
No Mercy is a 1986 neo-noir crime thriller film starring Richard Gere and Kim Basinger about a policeman who accepts an offer to kill a Cajun gangster. The film grossed over $12 million domestically.
Eddie Jilette is a Chicago cop on the vengeance trail as he follows his partner's killers to New Orleans to settle his own personal score. Eddie flees through the Louisiana bayous with Michel Duval, the beautiful Cajun mistress of a murderous crime lord who aims to destroy the Chicago detective before he can avenge his partner's murder. Michel and Eddie fall for each other, although they clash repeatedly while handcuffed together as they attempt to elude the brutal underworld figure and his henchmen.
- Richard Gere as Eddie Jillette
- Kim Basinger as Michel Duval
- Jeroen Krabbé as Losado
- George Dzundza as Captain Stemkowski
- Gary Basaraba as Joe Collins
- William Atherton as Allan Deveneux
- Terry Kinney as Paul Deveneux
- Ely Pouget as Julia Fischer
- Bruce McGill as Lieutenant Hall
- Ray Sharkey as Angles Ryan
- Marita Geraghty as Alice Collins
- Aleta Mitchell as Cara
- Fred Gratton as Quiet
- Dionisio as Pinto
- Kim Chan as Old Asian Man
- George Dickerson as Reblue
- No Mercy at Rotten Tomatoes
- Schwartz, Dennis (June 7, 2015). "No Mercy". Ozus' World Movie Reviews. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
Gere is convincing and makes it watchable.
- Ebert, Roger (December 19, 1986). "No Mercy Movie Review". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
But up until then, "No Mercy" is an above-average film noir, and its creepy feeling for the back streets of New Orleans and the sultry evil of its red-light suburbs got under my skin.
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