No Mercy

No Mercy

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Director: Richard Pearce

Cast: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Jeroen Krabbé

     
 

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High-powered gangsters move this crime drama along at a fast pace. When two cops, Eddie Jillette (Richard Gere) and Joe Collins (Gary Basaraba), hear about a contract out on local crime boss Losado (Jeroen Krabbe), they go undercover posing as hitmen, and the result is murder. Collins and the man who hired them, Paul Deveneux (Terry Kinney) are killed, and Jillette… See more details below

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High-powered gangsters move this crime drama along at a fast pace. When two cops, Eddie Jillette (Richard Gere) and Joe Collins (Gary Basaraba), hear about a contract out on local crime boss Losado (Jeroen Krabbe), they go undercover posing as hitmen, and the result is murder. Collins and the man who hired them, Paul Deveneux (Terry Kinney) are killed, and Jillette goes looking for the assassin. He ends up in New Orleans where he locates Michel Duval (Kim Basinger), the girlfriend of Deveneux now virtually held a prisoner by Losado. Jillette has his work cut out for him.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Two of the screen's sexiest stars sizzle in No Mercy, a graphic and occasionally brutal thriller set largely in the Louisiana bayou country. This 1986 release gave Richard Gere one of his relatively few chances to play a genuine tough guy, and he's properly hard-boiled as a Chicago cop whose partner is savagely slain during an undercover operation. Gere's pursuit of the killer leads him to New Orleans, where he falls for and spirits away the villain's Cajun concubine (Kim Basinger at her most ravishing). At that point, director Richard Pearce (Witness Protection) shifts into cat-and-mouse mode, downplaying the vigilante-cop theme and focusing the viewer's attentions on the fleeing lovers. The fine Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbe -- a once-ubiquitous presence in movie thrillers -- is coldly effective as the crime boss, and outstanding supporting turns are contributed by George Dzundza, William Atherton, and Ray Sharkey. Locations in and around New Orleans are stylishly photographed, giving the film a sultry atmosphere that perfectly suits its noirish plot. Exciting, suspenseful, and violent, No Mercy is also a slick star vehicle that showcases Gere and Basinger at their sensual best.
All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Richard Pearce's over-the-top cop thriller features a game cast and makes good use of its evocative Big Easy locations. The film once again works over the ur-plot of a cop seeking revenge for his partner's murder, sending Richard Gere's undercover detective to New Orleans in search of the guilty party, a bayou gangster (Jeroen Krabbe), whose speciality is white slavery. That Kim Basinger is the bad guy's prime chattel has also piqued the cop's interest, and the scene in the take-no-prisoners Cajun dive in which Gere handcuffs himself to her is typical of the film's enjoyably lurid trashiness. The plot seems to evaporate as the torrid relationship between these two takes center stage, with Basinger's cold-water bath providing the film's only moment of genuine drama. Despite the moldy script, the camera work and art direction are superb throughout, dovetailing memorably in the Algiers Point scenes. Gere thankfully soft-pedals his narcissism here, and Krabbe and William Atherton stand out in an excellent cast which also includes Ray Sharkey, Charles S. Dutton, and Terry Kinney.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/1994
UPC:
0043396607910
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Gere Eddie Jillette
Kim Basinger Michel Duval
Jeroen Krabbé Losado
George Dzundza Capt. Stemkowski
Gary Basaraba Joe Collins
William Atherton Allan Deveneux
Terry Kinney Paul Deveneux
Bruce McGill Lt. Hall
Ray Sharkey Angles Ryan
Marita Geraghty Alice Collins
Aleta Mitchell Cara
Ray Brown Benny Blue
Kim Chan Old Asian Man
George Dickerson Reblue
Raynor Scheine Curtis
Carl Gordon Lawrence
Victoria Edwards Bernice
Annalee Jefferies Susan
John Snyder Miles
Caris Corfman Waitress
Pearl Jones Blind Woman
John Schluter Policeman
Mike Bacarella Driver
Harold Evans Security Guard
Leon Rippy Man #2
Bill Hart Man #3
Thomas Rosales Man #4
Charles S. Dutton Sgt. Sandy

Technical Credits
Richard Pearce Director
Michael Adams Stunts
Patrizia Von Brandenstein Production Designer
Michel Brault Cinematographer
Jim Carabatsos Co-producer,Screenwriter
D. Constantine Conte Producer
Tulla Cove Stunts
Jackson de Govia Production Designer
Jon S. Denny Producer
Sharie Doolittle Stunts
Howard Feuer Casting
Pat Gearhardt Makeup
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Michael Hausman Executive Producer
Beth Henley Screenwriter
Derek R. Hill Set Decoration/Design
Larry Holt Stunts
Bonnie Oda Homsey Choreography
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Jeff Jensen Stunts
John R. Jensen Art Director
Doug Kraner Art Director
Rick LeFevour Stunts
Bill McIntosh Stunts
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeff Ramsey Stunts
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration/Design
Tom Rickman Screenwriter
Hilary M. Rosenfeld Costumes/Costume Designer
Dawan Scott Stunts
Laurie Scott Set Decoration/Design
EFX Shop Special Effects
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Mikhail Suslov Cinematographer
Dennis Virkler Editor
Chuck Waters Stunts
Bill Yahraus Editor

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