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Mercy Streets (2000)

Mercy Streets

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Two brothers who've taken divergent paths in life are thrown into a crisis that forces both of them to examine their lives in this drama. John (David White) is a small-time criminal who, upon his release from prison, is met by his former partner, Rome (Eric Roberts). Rome wants John to join him in a counterfeiting scheme that could earn them $20 million. John is trying to go straight, but he needs to raise money for a real estate project he's trying to get off the ground, so he agrees, despite his misgivings. Rome trusts John with $50,000 in front money, but John double-crosses Rome and runs off with the cash; Rome is not at all amused and is determined to get revenge on John. On the run and with few options, John seeks out his estranged twin brother Jeremiah (also played by White), a novice minister who long believed his brother was dead. But John soon discovers that Rome has mistaken Jeremiah for John and has taken him hostage. Jeremiah tries to play along in hopes of saving his brother's life, while John tries to stay undercover by posing as Jeremiah -- and even tries to fool his brother's girlfriend Samantha (Cynthia Watros) into believing he's a man of the cloth. Produced by a Christian film production firm, Signal Hill Pictures, Mercy Streets also features Stacy Keach, Lawrence Taylor, and Robert Lasardo.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Faith & Spirituality
Directed By:
Written By: John Mann, Jon Gunn, John W. Mann
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 17, 2002
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Cast

David A.R. White
as John/Jeremiah
Koji Kataoka
as Takashi
Brian C. Bennetts
as Concerned Driver
John Mann
as Harry
Jon Gunn
as Accident Victim
Michael Villani
as Sergeant Griffin
Mark Twogood
as Prison Guard
Bill Capizzi
as Hot Dog Vendor
Brad Heller
as Hot Dog Vendor's Bud...
Lory Bennetts
as Neighborhood Couple
Nancy Bennetts
as Neighborhood Couple
Nell Burton
as Woman in Red Dress
Jon Ramos
as Young Twins
Jason Ramos
as Young Twins
Rachel Perlin
as Kid on the Street
Alexis Pena
as Kid on the Street
Hailey Pemelton
as Kid on the Street
Rachel Pemelton
as Kid on the Street
Trevor Ludlow
as Young Boy in Street
Trevor Dodge
as Young Boy in Street
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Critic Reviews for Mercy Streets

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 28, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

...an ambitious yet hopelessly uneven piece of work.

Full Review… | November 5, 2010
Reel Film Reviews

The softhearted spiritual talk also feels less than sincere considering the amount of violent content.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
TheMovieReport.com

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

September 9, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Mercy Streets

A bit too preachy, the characters lack sunstance and it's a little too spiritual for my taste. Overacted and generally uninteresting.

jazza923
James Higgins
½

"Mercy Streets"
All right, we all know what torture "Christian" movies can be, they tend to be cheesy, no solid storyline, no character development, and absolutely boring. "Mercy Streets" is different. I admit that compared to most mainstream movies it's not amazing, but it's not bad. And compared to the majority of Christian films it's groundbreaking. The director is young, but good, he has a good feel for how to tell this story. David White did an admirable job at playing two completely different roles, in fact, I can't think of an actor that doesn't get over $10,000,000 per film that could do better. Pretty much every element is, at the very least, done admirably well, not amazing, but good.

Prov31inTrning
*Jaimie* *Sullivan*

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