No Mercy 1986 R CC

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A Chicago cop (Richard Gere) travels to the Bayou to track down the witness (Kim Basinger) to his partner's murder.

Starring:
Kim Basinger, Richard Gere
Runtime:
1 hour 49 minutes

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No Mercy

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Romance, Action
Director Richard Pearce
Starring Kim Basinger, Richard Gere
Supporting actors Jeroen Krabbé, George Dzundza, Gary Basaraba, William Atherton, Terry Kinney, Bruce McGill, Ray Sharkey, Marita Geraghty, Aleta Mitchell, Fred Gratton, Dionisio, Ray Brown, Kim Chan, George Dickerson, Raynor Scheine, Carl Gordon, Victoria Edwards, Annalee Jefferies
Studio TriStar Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Very good action and drama.
M. Nourse
"No Mercy" was the best work by Richard Gere and Kim Basinger; they both excelled.
Lovemovies
I got my movie early and in great shape.
Jamie

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Gus Mauro on April 4, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
A film that went unoticed in the 80's is a tight well acted thriller starring the incomparable Richard Gere as tough brash Chicago Cop who's on a revenge misson to the bayous of New Orleans to find his partner's killer and gets involved with a mobster's illerate mistress. Standard Script with a few good action sequences thrown in along with Gere's exceptional talent to hold the viewer's attention throughtout the entire film. Even though the viewer has been through familar territory with this type of script it is still a great movie. Memorable scene was when Gere & Bassinger are treding through the swamps handcuffed together Mouthing off to one another. First of two film this duo has done together the other film was released 6 years later in another steamy thriller "Final Analysis"
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ghenghis TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 6, 2005
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In the very small "Chicago cop livestock crawl swamp swimming crawfish headsucking revenge" genre this is by far the best of all time! haw haw

Richard Gere plays Chicago undercover dick Eddie Jillette who, along with his partner, were unwittingly being hired by Kim Basinger's rich New Orleans boyfriend to kill this really bad meanie Losado, played by the ultra-unlikable Jeroen Krabbe, who we find later has "owned" Kim since she was like 12 years old. Unfortunately, Losado gets wise to the deal and follows Kim to Chicago where death and mayhem ensue, particularly to Jillete's partner who was "guh-tted like a peeg."

Well, Gere goes down to New Orleans looking for clues to his partner's killer with predictable results. In the process, William Atherton the brother of dead murdered and killed boyfriend shows off his wimpy backhand, and then gets threatened and carwrecked by Jillette, probably because he was such a jerk in Die Hard. Anyway, because he's a Yankee and a lot smarter than us Southerners (yuk yuk) he only needs about 10 minutes to find Kim (Mee-chelle) in a club on the wrong side of the river in Algiers, a town highly reminiscent of Hell if you've ever been down there too. Now here's the good part.....Kim Basinger on the dance floor grooving to some kind of hybrid Cajun island funk, and I mean she is throwing down! Hair, boobs, lips...your basic winner of the Nordic Combined. And then she goes in the ladies room and DOUSES HERSELF WITH WATER TO COOL DOWN! Hey, somebody DOUSE ME TOO! OK, have you hit the "Add to Cart" button yet?

The rest of the movie is pretty silly but as romantic thrillers go, Gere and Basinger set the bar pretty high.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lovemovies on September 26, 2011
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"No Mercy" was the best work by Richard Gere and Kim Basinger; they both excelled. The story, drama was very intense, yet contrasted with very earthy music and great chemistry between Gere and Basinger. It moved very fast and kept you on the edge of your seat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Guerra on June 30, 2011
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If you love Kim and was raised in New Orleans, as I was, this is your movie. Of course, as usual, they never seem to get our (New Orleans) accent right. Lessez le bon temps roulle", cher!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TREND700 on March 3, 2010
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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. Gere and Kim Basinger go very well together, and the chemistry between them adds to the movie's realism. "No Mercy" in my view is one of the better thrillers of the eighties. The action sequences, especially the final shootout in the burning flophouse, are effective enough to satisfy action movie junkies, but there is more to the movie than that. It is well acted, well photographed and well written, in all a superior sort of thriller.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Willy D. Reviewer on February 11, 2009
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Although the film is a bit dated, it is worth watching for Kim Basinger's performance as an illiterate bayou girl. Compare this performance with the super smart callgirl in LA Confidential -- she does have range.

Buy it used at the cheapest price -- you won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William E. Morris on December 21, 2011
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A glimpse of pre-Katrina New Orleans and its darker side. The stark differences of different places and people all within the USA. Well written and excellent acting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wuchak on October 5, 2010
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Released in late 1986, "No Mercy" stars Richard Gere as a Chicago cop who travels to New Orleans to track down a blond (Kim Basinger) who is linked to the murderer of his beloved partner. The film features a great love-to-hate villain, Losado, played by Jeroen Krabbé; a notable survival-in-the-swamp sequence wherein Gere & Basinger are handcuffed to eachother; and an action-packed showdown in an old city hotel.

Actually, I could do without the hotel showdown, as it comes off too cartooney and contrived (like when one of the villains barges right through a wall with his rifle -- Why sure!), but I suppose it can be accepted on the grounds of Western-like artistic license.

There's loads of foul language but I found it realistic for these types of individuals in such critical situations. So I didn't mind it too much but my wife took (minor) offense.

Gere's still relatively young here (36). I realize many hate him, but I'm a fan of quite a few of his pictures, e.g. "The Mothman Prophecies", "King David" and "An Officer and a Gentleman". Kim Basinger doesn't do much for me personally, although she's certainly pretty and her acting is effective here. I know it's a matter of taste but "No Mercy" provides zero 'babe appeal' for me.

The film was shot in Chicago and Louisiana (and some parts in NC).

The score is moving despite the dated mid-80s electronic drums.

FINAL WORD: It's hard to put into words why I like this film to the extent of writing a review. It's nothing exceptional, but it somehow 'works' and gets better with repeat viewings. I bought the dvd a year & a half ago and have watched it three times since, which is something I rarely (if ever) do.
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