Recommendation for Mercy 1975
1h 32min | Drama | 12 August 1975 (Canada)
Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl.
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.
Director: Murray Markowitz
Writers: Fabian Jennings, Murray Markowitz, Joe Wiesenfeld
Stars: Andrew Skidd, Robb Judd, Mike Upmalis
Country of origin: Canada
Also known as: Teenage Psycho Killer
Filming locations: Elora, Ontario, Canada
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 2
File size : 893 MiB
Duration : 1 h 23 min
Overall bit rate : 1 497 kb/s