“Mercy Streets,” an urban drama pitting brother against brother, one an ex-con, recently released from prison, running from his past; the other, a sincere yet uninspired young minister struggling with his faith. Brothers connected by blood, separated by hate, reunited by crime, and forever bonded by love.
Estranged twin brothers John (David White), a con man, and Jeremiah (David White), a preacher, are forced to switch lives. Out of a simple switch emerges repressed feelings of guilt and hate that leaves their lives and the people they love changed forever.
“Mercy Streets” has all the suspense and hard-hitting action you would expect from any urban flick, with a couple of significant exceptions: no profanity; no adultery or fornication; no gratuitous violence; and a strong message of redemption, forgiveness and reconciliation. How did this happen you may ask? A group of talented, dedicated Christian filmmakers got together and produced a top notch movie in the genre of Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra or Horton Foote. They found a way to stimulate and even excite the audience without using the usual cheap tricks employed by most lazy Hollywood filmmakers. In “Mercy Streets,” might does not make right. In fact, the strength of this film is in its clear message that there are Godly requisites for true conflict resolution, and what’s more, they work to everyone’s advantage.
Go see “Mercy Streets.” Furthermore, take a teenager or church youth group to see it. They will find plenty of action and plenty of fodder for meaningful discussions. For example: “There is a way that seems right to man, the end thereof is death” or “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness;” the list goes on.