5.3/10
224
11 user

Mercy (1995)

Trailer
1:31 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Richard Shepard

Writer:

Richard Shepard
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Mexico City (2000)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A woman's desperate search for her brother in the capital of Mexico.

Director: Richard Shepard
Stars: Stacy Edwards, Jorge Robles, Johnny Zander
Oxygen (1999)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini, who has kidnapped a rich woman and has buried ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Shepard
Stars: Maura Tierney, Adrien Brody, James Naughton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A directionless teenager becomes involved with a headstrong runaway and her drug-dealing brother.

Director: Hannah Weyer
Stars: Aesha Waks, Summer Phoenix, J. Smith-Cameron
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Rubinek
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Sam Rockwell, Maury Chaykin
The F Word (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On the day of the Republican National Convention, radio show host Joe Pace joins the rallies, protests, delegates and citizens of NYC. Broadcasting his last show live, on-the-air, he goes on a one man march for free speech.

Director: Jed Weintrob
Stars: Josh Hamilton, Yul Vazquez, Zak Orth
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two disgruntled restaurant employees (David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette) decide to rob their employers (Buck Henry, Andre Gregory).

Director: Richard Shepard
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, David Bowie, Eszter Balint
Drunks (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cohn
Stars: Richard Lewis, Liza Harris, Liam Ahern
Louis & Frank (1998)
Music | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Third-rate doo-wop singers making a comeback hook up with a campy manager who books them to perform in drag.

Director: Alexandre Rockwell
Stars: Elizabeth Bracco, Steve Buscemi, Tony Curtis
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

25 years ago at Winfield College, psycho-priest Zachary Malius murdered seven frat boys and was put away in the local asylum. Now, however, the same fraternity stages a prank from which ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Owens
Stars: Larry Robinson, Lisa Nichols, Sam Rockwell
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An engineer finds his first gray hair, takes 6 days off from wife, son and work, rents a car and meets different people.

Director: Tom DiCillo
Stars: John Turturro, Sam Rockwell, Catherine Keener
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters... See full summary »

Director: Sam Henry Kass
Stars: Holt McCallany, Michael Badalucco, Nicholas Turturro
The Call Back (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Stars: Stephen Adly Guirgis, David Deblinger, Lisa Roberts Gillan
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entführung ohne Gnade See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$52,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,967

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,967
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Injosho Films LLC See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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?


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed