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The Evil That Men Do (1984)

A professional killer comes out ot retirement to investigate and avenge the brutal murder of an old friend.

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Rhiana
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Molloch
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Hector Lomelin (as Jose Ferrer)
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Max (as Rene Enriquez)
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Briggs
Raymond St. Jacques ...
Randolph
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Claire
Enrique Lucero ...
Aristos
Jorge Luke ...
Cillero
Mischa Hausserman ...
Karl
Roger Cudney ...
Cannell
Constanza Hool ...
Isabel
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Santiago
Jorge Zepeda ...
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Clement Moloch is a doctor but instead of using his skills to heal; he uses them to torture. He works for governments including the U.S. who wants insurgents dealt with. Now several of his victims want him dead and after several attempts fail. Holland, a retried killer for hire, is informed of the death of an old friend who was trying to kill Moloch. Holland initially stating that he is retired doesn't take the job. But he changes his mind. He asks for woman and a child to accompany him so that he could appear to be a family man. And the woman who goes with him is the wife of his friend, who brings her daughter along. When Holland arrives he notices that Moloch is heavily protected so he starts by taking out his people. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Most criminals answer to the law. The world's most savage executioner must answer to Bronson. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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21 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az erőszak pokla  »

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$4,600,000 (estimated)
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The original UK cinema version was cut by 52 secs by the British Board of Film Classification with a further 10 secs being cut from its UK video release. The electricity torture scene was very heavily edited and the film also suffered cuts from the opening fight in the bar. All BBFC cuts were restored in the 2007 Network DVD release though the print used was the American R-rated version. See more »

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At the opal mine, Holland/Smith cocks his gun twice without firing a round in between. See more »

Quotes

Cripple: Hey, mister, do you want some dope?
Holland: Er?
Cripple: I said, dope. Do you want any?
Holland: Do you have elephant?
Cripple: Heh?
Holland: Do you have Mingtoydop?
Cripple: Heh?
Holland: I guess you don't.
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Referenced in The Boys Next Door (1985) See more »

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Counterpoints
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Music by David Vorhaus
KPM Music Ltd
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Victim of the PC culture?
13 September 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was a foray into the darker sides of men. It was released in the final-wave post WWII 'man hunt' era, and the midsts of human rights troubles in various parts of the world where governments tried to rule by violence. The year of its release '1984' is probably not an accident either.

Unfortunately, this movie quickly fell victim to the 'PC' culture, apparently, and with a few snips of the sissors became nothing but a hollow vision of barely believable evil.

This movie, largely because of the now 'missing' scenes, etched its message deeply upon me the first time I saw it. The second time I saw it, those scenes were gone. And they are not in either of the 2 VHS releases I have.

Playings on both pay and free TV over the past decade have cut out (at least) the first scene where the 'doctor' discusses and demonstrates the differences in torturing men vs women. Without that opening scene, many of the following scenes and much of the movie become pointless depictions of torture without the insights into the deepest 'evil that men do.'

Admittedly, even with those scenes, it was not Charles Bronson's best, yet any movie that etches itself as deeply, and as hauntingly upon the memory is worth seeing at least once, uncut.


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