Mercy is the feature film directorial debut from Patrick Hoelck, best known for his fashion and celebrity portrait photography. It was written and produced by Scott Caan. Mercy also marks the first time father and son, James and Scott Caan, have shared significant on screen time together (they previously appeared in a few scenes in 1995’s A Boy Called Hate).
Johnny Ryan (Scott Caan) is a successful young romance novelist who doesn't actually believe in love. When he meets the beautiful and mysterious Mercy (Wendy Glenn) at the launch party of his latest book, Johnny’s world is suddenly turned upside down. Shockingly, she is the only major critic who dislikes his book. A cynic by nature, Johnny becomes determined to find the depth that Mercy says he is lacking and, in the process, falls in love. With an all star supporting cast including James Caan and Dylan McDermott Mercy explores the struggle of maintaining a relationship, and the possibility of losing it all.
Length: 87 min
Distributor: IFC Films
Release Date: April 30, 2010
Starring: James Caan, Scott Caan, Wendy Glenn, Troy Garity, Erika Christensen, Alexie Gilmore, John Boyd, Dylan McDermott, Whitney Able
Directed by: Patrick Hoelck
Produced by: Scott Caan, Vince Palomino, Phil Parmet
Written by: Scott Caan
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