The Evil That Men Do (1984)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  14 September 1984 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hector Lomelin (as Jose Ferrer)
Max (as Rene Enriquez)
Raymond St. Jacques ...
Enrique Lucero ...
Jorge Luke ...
Mischa Hausserman ...
Roger Cudney ...
Constanza Hool ...
Jorge Zepeda ...


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

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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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This movie was the third and final film of a three picture contract that star Charles Bronson had with Lord Lew Grade's ITC Films. Love and Bullets (1979) was the first whilst Borderline (1980) was the second. See more »


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


Rhiana Hidalgo: What are you going to do?
Holland: I'm gonna rattle his cage. And when he sticks his neck out, I'll nail him.
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Music by Bill Wyman
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Some sick stuff
8 September 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

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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