Preying for Mercy (2014)

TV Movie   |  TV-MA   |    |  Action, Thriller

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Frank Gates is an LAPD cop with a rocky past and a dark secret. He restarted his life thinking he was finally safe, but the past is never far behind. Now with danger coming fast he is forced to protect his family at any cost.




  • Bill Duke, Jesse Hlubik, John P. Rigores, and Lara Starr Rigores in Preying for Mercy (2014)
  • Bill Duke, Martha Byrne, John P. Rigores, and Jayson Gladstone in Preying for Mercy (2014)
  • Preying for Mercy (2014)
  • Behind the scenes of "Preying for Mercy" with Bill Duke, Jayson Gladstone, and Art Hall.
  • Martha Byrne being directed by Bill Duke on the set of Preying for Mercy

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17 October 2014 | sportsbros808
| Awesome Cop Movie!
I am a sucker for cop films. I love them. Good cops, bad cops, cops with a past, RoboCops, you name it. I find police work fascinating so I am alway on the lookout for a good cop flick.

Preying For Mercy is my newest find. And it has made me incredibly happy. It has some real star power with two time Emmy award winner Martha Byrne in a featured role. It is also directed by Hollywood legend Bill Duke. Whilt the budget was small, there is nothing to indicate that on screen. Duke does an excellent job with some great shots and interesting camera work.

I don't want to give too much of the plot away but the story centers around a cop (played by Jayson Gladstone) who has moved to Los Angeles because he is running from his past. Unfortunately, his past catches up with him in the form of a hit-man who is out to get him and his entire family.

From this point on there is much drama, plot twists and some good action scenes. Overall the pacing of this film is good. There are a few spots where I think it lags a bit but I am somewhat of an action junkie.

I strongly recommend this film to anyone who like drama and intrigue in their movies. I bought this film on Vimeo but you can rent it as well. A simple Internet search will direct you to the site.

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Plot Summary


Action | Thriller


Release Date:

8 October 2014



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Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)

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