The Mercy Man (2009)

A copycat serial killer is stalking Manhattan. When an old friend of NYPD undercover cop, Willy Diaz, aka 'The Mercy Man,' is murdered, Diaz embarks on an odyssey through the city's mean streets to catch the killer.


Rider McDowell


Rider McDowell


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Credited cast:
Juan Carlos Hernández ... Willy Diaz (as Juan Carlos Hernandez)
Guenia Lemos Guenia Lemos ... Esme
Andre Royo ... Tad
Judith Hawking Judith Hawking ... Van Dam
Murphy Guyer ... Leary
Rudy Grayzell Rudy Grayzell ... Othneal
Victor Varnado Victor Varnado ... Stokes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabriel Bartalos Gabriel Bartalos ... Russian Mafia Man
Jeremiah Caleb ... Indian Super
Tina D'Elia ... Nurse
Matt Fischel
Adam Fitting ... Police Detective
Luke Flynn ... Scott
Joe Franklin Joe Franklin ... Joe Franklin
LaMar Giles ... Bartender


This gritty New York thriller, based on the bestselling novel of the same name, features the adventures of undercover NYPD cop Willy Diaz. When an old friend is savagely murdered in Washington Square, Diaz sets out to solve the crime and avenge his friend's death. Along the way he reluctantly accepts the assistance of Esme Pinyero a beautiful investigative reporter and mutual friend of the murdered man. The two investigators swiftly determine that a serial killer is stalking New York, recreating brutal murders of days past. The tough, intrepid and street-smart Diaz, nevertheless uses his wits and not violence to solve crimes. Willy Diaz represents the first Latin-American (Puerto Rican) hero in a main stream movie series. The film stars JC Hernandez (High Crimes, Against the Ropes, and Carlito's Way) as Willy Diaz, and Andre Royo (Shaft and HBO's award winning, The Wire), with a cameo by veteran film actor John Saxon and introduces new Brazillian actress Guenia Lemos. Rider McDowell ... Written by Rider McDowell

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Action | Thriller



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Release Date:

24 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pennsylvania, USA See more »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Champawat Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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