While by no means a great detective film, NO MERCY is a fairly entertaining, albeit predictable story that benefits from a good performance by Richard Gere. Eddie Jillette (Gere) is an undercover Chicago cop who, with his partner Joe Collins (Gary Basaraba), follows up on a tip that takes
them to Paul Deveneux (Terry Kinney), a New Orleans hood who needs someone to kill his boss, Losado (Jeroen Krabbe). But Losado has been trailing Deveneux and manages to kill him and Collins. Losado then takes his mistress, Michel Duval (Kim Basinger), and heads back to New Orleans. Devastated by
the brutal death of his partner, Jillette ignores the warnings of his superior office...