No Mercy (1986)

“Don’t drink my coffee from my cup, Jilette! ” – Captain Stemkowski

Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Mar 2022)

Brief Synopsis – A Chicago detective travels to New Orleans in order to try and find his partner’s killer.

My Take on it – By the book 80’s action thriller that doesn’t manage to do anything unique with the characters or with the story.

Richard Gere and Kim Bassinger have no real chemistry here and that hurts things a lot.

The story is a paint by numbers one that is overly predictable and in some places boring.

Jeroen Krabbé is terrible as the villain because he isn’t at all menacing and feels very miscast in this role.

The plot is far too generic and even having George Dzundza as Gere’s Lieutenant doesn’t help make things feel any more enjoyable.

The film has a few violent scenes that are meant to try and shock the viewer, but comparing it to the way that films in 2022 show violence, this film’s version of things is actually quite tame in many ways.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – As told in his memoir, Kim Basinger’s then husband Ron Snyder found two love letters penned by Richard Gere stashed in a drawer in Basinger’s home gym at the end of April 1986, decided to follow his wife on one of her late night shoots with Gere, tracked the cheating superstars to a restaurant and watched them passionately making out in the parking lot in Gere’s limo. Snyder later confronted her and the marriage survived the affair, until Basinger started another romance on the set of Batman (1989). (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)


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