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Recommendation for Mercy (1975)

| Drama | May 1976 (USA)
Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl.

Director:

Murray Markowitz
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrew Skidd Andrew Skidd ... John Robinson
Robb Judd Robb Judd ... Frank Holmes
Mike Upmalis Mike Upmalis ... Bruce Miller
Karen Martin Karen Martin ... Nora Cook
Michelle Fansett Michelle Fansett ... Fran Bailey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barry Belchamber Barry Belchamber ... Hunter
Joel Berman Joel Berman ... Billy Anderson
Tom Brennan Tom Brennan ... Portrait Photographer
Henry Cohen Henry Cohen ... Clerk
George Cunninghamfee George Cunninghamfee ... Minister
Terry Doyle Terry Doyle ... Defence Lawyer
Lawrence Elion Lawrence Elion ... Crown Attorney
Carl Gall Carl Gall ... Mr. Bailey
William K. Koski William K. Koski ... Jury Foreman (as Bill Koski)
Michael Lambert Michael Lambert ... Court Reporter
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Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl.

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Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teenage Psycho Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD250,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Paradise Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Gritty tale loosely based on actual events...
1 December 2001 | by joeyyybpSee all my reviews

Don't let the film format (16mm) fool you. This is a gritty and somewhat graphic story based on actual events which took place in Canada some 30 years ago. John Robinson is a nice 14 year old kid. He's good looking, a natural athlete and the prime suspect in a rape and murder case. The shoddy police and forensic investigation seals the boy's fate. Child witnesses also sabotage John's hope of being found innocent. The movie follows John's harrowing experience in court but also explores the complexities of teen sexuality. The star is Andrew Skidd whose stand out performance is quite moving. The editing and sound is not up to par but watching it for Skidd alone is worth it. This is a rare film to find but one you won't want to overlook.


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