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Mercy Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ellen Barkin, Julian Sands, Peta Wilson, Stephen Baldwin

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Based on the David L. Lindsey novel, MERCY is a movie written for the screen and directed by Damian Harris in 1999.
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A serial killer is murdering wealthy young women always in the same manner. Detective Ellen Barkin will discover, during her investigation, that all the victims belonged to a special women's club reserved to lesbians and bondage addicts. Meanwhile, psychiatrist Julian Sands is receiving the confidences of some of the members of this special club who've suffered from various traumatisms during their childhood.


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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Misc. Plotlets    -   victim dies just after sex Special suspect?    -   best friend Kind of mystery?    -   police procedural Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of story:    -   lesbians

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Ample Bosom and Buttocks (woman)

Setting

United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   use of artificial tools    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   sex with icepick Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   rough sex    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Is this movie based on a    -   book

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