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Expect No Mercy is a 1995 action/science-fiction film starring Billy Blanks, Jalal Merhi, Wolf Larson, Laurie Holden, Anthony De Longis, and Michael Blanks. The soundtrack was composed by Varouje. The film was written by Stephen J. Maunder, produced by Jalal Merhi, and directed by Zale Dalen.
A virtual reality martial arts academy is being used as a front for a group of highly skilled assassins. The U.S. government has called in for their own top martial arts master to put a stop to this gang of killers.
The movie was released on VHS by Imperial Entertainment and WarnerVision in 1995 and that same year in Canada by Alliance. In 2005, a DVD was released in Canada by Legacy Entertainment but in a full screen presentation that is merely a dupe of the original VHS. The Movie is being released in 2022 on blu ray by Vinegar Syndrome.
The movie was filmed in July 1994 in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Billy Blanks was cast at the last minute as a replacement for Olivier Gruner. Gary Daniels was also originally cast in the role of Warbeck but the U.S. distributors wanted Wolf Larson for the role.
A computer game based on the film was released in 1996. The game is considered by many to be a knock-off of Mortal Kombat, by having digitized sprites of real people photographs, similar characters, and fatalities.
Heather Laurie Holden, known professionally as just Laurie Holden, is a Canadian-American actress known for her roles as Marita Covarrubias in The X-Files (1996–2002), Adele Stanton in The Majestic (2001), Cybil Bennett in Silent Hill (2006), Amanda Dumfries in The Mist (2007), Olivia Murray in The Shield (2008), Andrea in The Walking Dead, Renee in The Americans (2017–2018), and Crimson Countess in The Boys (2022).
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