No Mercy (1986)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

USA, 1986.  TriStar Pictures, Delphi IV Productions, Delphi V Productions.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

The first of two times that  and  were united on screen was in this brainless drama (the second was in the brainless thriller Final Analysis). Gere plays a Chicago cop whose  job as a hitman goes awry when his pretend target actually gets killed, as does his own partner. Intending to get revenge, Gere follows the trail of the mysterious blonde (Basinger) involved in the case back to New Orleans, where he gets mixed up with her boss (), a ruthless crime lord. Eventually, Gere and Basinger run off together through the swamps of Louisiana, falling in love while trying to avoid being killed by the unstoppable villain. Very little inspiration in the mundane plot, and even the actors don’t seem to have their hearts in it, but at least they both look great.

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