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Mercy (1995)

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A couple of people steal the daughter of a famous lawyer. Now they want money to give her back, but it's not just the money they want. They want revenge.

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Richard Shepard

Writer:

Richard Shepard
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Rubinstein ... Frank Kramer
Amber Kain Amber Kain ... Ruby
Sam Rockwell ... Matty
Jane Lanier Jane Lanier ... Carol
Novella Nelson ... Angela
Phillip Brock ... Phil Kline
Rhea Silver-Smith Rhea Silver-Smith ... Nicole Kramer
Christopher J. Quinn ... Joey
Kevin Joseph Kevin Joseph ... Livingston
Mark Mullin Mark Mullin ... Mr. Funbags the Clown
Robert Shepard Robert Shepard ... Bartender
Rick Gomez ... Peter
Maura Tierney ... Simonet
Flotilla Debarge Flotilla Debarge ... Transvestite Hooker (as Flotilla DeBarge)
Daniel J. Adkins Daniel J. Adkins ... Wendall
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A couple of people steal the daughter of a famous lawyer. Now they want money to give her back, but it's not just the money they want. They want revenge. Written by Harun Mehmedinovic <pkojovic@ibm.net>

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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A soulful script and Amber Kain make "Mercy" Shepard's best film.
16 June 2006 | by Susan-IMOSee all my reviews

The films of this director have, for me, been hit or miss. Shepard is a consistently good director, with deep values and a great sense of sarcastic humor. The problem is with the scripts that he chooses or co-creates. But this film is by far his best, especially because of its fine performances. As always, Sam Rockwell is captivating and John Rubinstein delivers a solid performance. But the runaway star of the film is its unusual villain. Amber Kain is a fireball of raw genius. She is brilliantly disturbing in the role of "Ruby." It takes an actor of rare humility to commit to playing such an unlikable role. It takes an even more rare talent to make such an unlikable character sympathetic. Amber Kain scores on both counts, much like Angelina Jolie did as the character of "Lisa" in Girl, Interrupted. Amber Kain is a movie star in the making that audiences will love to hate. The only question now is: can she play nice?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entführung ohne Gnade See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,967

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,967
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Injosho Films LLC See more »
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Ultra Stereo

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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