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

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Rhiana Hidalgo / Nancy
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Dr. Clement Molloch
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Dr. Hector Lomelin
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Max Ortiz, Holland's contact in Nicaragua
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Paul Briggs, U.S. Embassy
Raymond St. Jacques ...
Randolph, Molloch's Bodyguard
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Claire, Molloch's Sister
Enrique Lucero ...
Colonel Victor Aristos
Jorge Luke ...
Cillero, Molloch's Chauffeur
Mischa Hausserman ...
Karl Haussman
Roger Cudney ...
Cannell, Hitman Hired by Briggs
Constanza Hool ...
Isabel Lomelin, Dr. Lomelin's Wife
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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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In the execution of justice there is no executioner like BRONSON See more »

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14 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az erőszak pokla  »

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$4,600,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This movie represented the fifth of nine teamings of director 'J Lee Thompson' with star actor Charles Bronson. Previously that had made together The White Buffalo (1977), St. Ives (1976), Cabo Blanco (1980) and 10 to Midnight (1983) and after this picture would make Murphy's Law (1986), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), Messenger of Death (1988) and Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989). See more »

Goofs

At the start of a car chase where Holland lets Rhiana drive, a part of Rhiana's skirt gets caught in the door as she closes it, but it is free in subsequent shots. 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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Music by Richard Harvey
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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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