Mercy Streets 2000 PG-13 CC

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(35) IMDb 5.6/10

Two brothers must learn the power of faith and the freedom of forgiveness in a gripping crime thriller with an inspirational twist.

Starring:
Eric Roberts, David A.R. White
Runtime:
1 hour, 48 minutes

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Mercy Streets

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Action
Director Jon Gunn
Starring Eric Roberts, David A.R. White
Supporting actors Cynthia Watros, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Lawrence Taylor, Stacy Keach, Robert LaSardo, Lisa Furst, Kevin Downes, Koji Kataoka, Robert Lyon Rasner, Brian C. Bennetts, John W. Mann, Jon Gunn, Michael Villani, Mark Twogood, Bill Capizzi, Brad Heller, Lory Bennetts, Nancy Bennetts
Studio Providence Entertainment
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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Customer Reviews

Good Christian movie with good lessons in it.
shadow30
Although a Christian movie, it didn't feel like I was listening to a sermon/homily or even sitting in Sunday school.
Morgan
I can't give it a higher rating since the story/pace felt sluggish overall.
Noir Man

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mark Arndt on August 21, 2001
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This film blows The Omega Code out of the water. When watching Mercy Streets, for the first time ever with a Christian movie, I forgot I was watching a Christian movie. I judge movies harshly -- I am unforgiving of flaws, usually. This movie is virtually flawless. I had very few criticisms of it.
I'm still surprised that a Christian movie turned out to be so well-made! With The Omega Code, it was more like I was donating my time and money by watching it, though I didn't enjoy it. With Mercy Streets, I want to see it again!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Morgan on July 19, 2003
Format: DVD
While perusing the shelves at the video rental store, not in a mood to see the same films I've seen a dozen times before, I came across this diamond in the rough. Not knowing what exactly to expect, I took a chance and rented it. I must say that I was pleasently surprised. Although a Christian movie, it didn't feel like I was listening to a sermon/homily or even sitting in Sunday school. It is inviting, engaging, and thoughtful. If you ever crave an original film with a familiar storyline (criminals vs. law-abiding citizens - twins switch identities) but long for a bit of variety, definitly invest. I've since bought the movie myself.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By TooLoud66 on February 24, 2002
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This is the best "Christian movie" I have ever seen. Most of the movies in this genre are cheap and unimaginative. I am a fan of movies like Reservoir Dogs and Snatch, and would have never thought a movie like this could have been made. This film has the feel of such films, yet has something to say about, not only life, but the after-life. The casting was very well done. I especially enjoyed the cameo by Stacy Keach. As a Christian independent filmmaker, I was elated to realize that a movie can be made especially gritty, yet have this kind of message behind it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By TOMMY C ELLIS on August 8, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
What makes this movie work is that the character who receives the strongest "preaching to" is a clergy-candidate. Many viewers are put off when the super-righteous spiritual persons speaks down to the ignorant sinner. The hero, Jeremiah, is torn with guilt over an incident that took place when he was 14. His twin brother was under attack and he froze. The guilt has scarred his life ever since. Mercy Street's primary story is Jeremiah's journey through this guilt to true reconciliation with the episode, with his brother, and with God.
The frame for the story involves a criminal counterfeiting scam. Even the unsavory Rome, the chief "counterfeiter," gets to preach at Jeremiah. The plot does offer suspense on this level, but also much light-hearted humor.
Bottom-line: This is a solid drama that should lead to interesting discussion. It garners four-stars as an excellent film, with a strong "Made For TV" feel.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Dellaria on May 29, 2004
Format: DVD
Pretty good show. Yes, it sounds cliche`... the whole long lost twin coming back and assuming your life. But I actually found this story fresh. There are few films that address issues of faith and guilt and accepting forgiveness without being vaguely warm-fuzzy-feel-good or over-the-top-evangelical-preachy.
I liked that the main character was both a minister (or about to be) and had serious spiritual and relationship struggles. And that the other main character was a rough-edged criminal with just as valid a faith.
The other characters fleshed the story out. Noone served the "typical" side-kick role. There was the friend, the girlfriend, and the priests who served as mentors. But they each had their own fresh personality, not the standard cookie-cuts. Even the criminal mastermind fellow was not a stereotype.
There was violence and the ending was weaker than I had hope for. But this is the only movie I have ever paused to get a piece of paper and write down a quote. The story will live in my head for a long time as a parable of accepting God's forgiveness and pressing myself to forgive others.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Johnson on April 1, 2001
Format: DVD
When I first saw this film, my heart sank because I have never seen something so touching and realistic. Mercy Streets shows to everyone that anything is forgivable if they mean it. The mean, sick twisted brother looked like he would always stay in the darkness of sin forever because he was leading such a horrible life. Through the forgiveness of his brother and more importantly God, he was able to be rescued and to live a life of happiness even through his past events. I rate Mercy Streets 5 stars and I hope everyone does too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 24, 2001
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For an excellant movie it could have done better with more marketing in theater's. The story is great and there is so much to this movie it deserves more credit. Check it out and be inspired!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Artist & Author on May 21, 2008
Format: DVD
If you are a Christian and like action movies, this is a movie for you. There are car chaces, foot chases, criminal violence and most everything one would expect in a typical Hollywood action movie - except that there is no bad language. This isn't a movie for preteen kids. I would say that this is the best Christian oriented action movie so far.

When most Christians in Christian movies are obnoxiously religious, it is refreshing to see a completely different portrayal of believers. Indeed, there are four Christians portrayed in this movies, and each is at a different level of belief. The seminary student about to be ordained loves the Lord, but he is not completely sure in his belief and lets his emotions get in the way at times. The police officer is a lay person who is sure of his belief, and willing to just 'be there' for others who need him. The student's girlfriend seems to be mostly a nominal Christian. And the pastor played by Stacy Keach is a mature Christian, wise in his approach to counseling.

I probably should also mention that this movie is well within the standards of Hollywood movie making. It probably has the most stunts of any Christian theme movie. In short, it is a very exciting movie that could have been just another 'good brother, bad brother' movie, but it rises well above the ordinary with new and refreshing plot twists.

[To 'No Truth Here,' I wonder if you missed the part of the movie where Stacy Keach was counseling Jeremiah. If that isn't a solid Christian message, what is? It may not be 'the Baptist' or some other Fundamentalist message, but it certainly is well established Biblical truth.]
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