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
The original theatrical release of this movie is pretty sick and sadistic, being about a Mengele-type on the loose, and the stoic Bronson in pursuit. It's no MARATHON MAN, but EVIL is likely to remind you of that classic movie -- and the far inferior BOYS FROM BRAZIl, for that matter. If anything, the ultra-low-budget EVIL is even sleazier than Bronson's 10 TO MIDNIGHT from the year before. Tough to watch in parts, and the actor playing the villain, Joseph Maher, stuck with me for years in that role, even when I saw him playing kindly old man parts, including his turn in IQ as one of Walter Matthau's fuddy-duddy sidekicks.
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