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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

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 made and released about six years after its source 'The Evil That Men Do' novel by R. Lance Hill was first published in 1978. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Referenced in My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) See more »

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Floating
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Rather Nasty And Lacking In Character Development
5 November 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Does anyone remember the alternative comedy show THE COMIC STRIP PRESENTS . One edition featured Charles Bronson ( Robbie Coltrane ) being interviewed about his new movie GLC :

" It's about a man , an ordinary man whose wife and family gets wiped out by creeps and I have to hunt them down and kill them in a sadistic and graphic manner "

" And after GLC what next for Bronson ? "

" We're using a new angle . My family don't get wiped out but I go after creeps just the same "

This accurately describes THE EVIL THAT MEN DO . It's a Bronson vigilante thriller where his motivation isn't down to a blood feud but this leads to credibility becoming strained

Bronson is a retired hit-man who isn't giving up his retirement for anything until someone shows him a video tape featuring interviews with the victims of " The Doctor " , not the legendary time traveler but a infamous expert on torture . It's never really explained why The Doctor is so infamous since any police state has a myriad of these sadists nor is it explained why The Doctor and his sister have ridiculous English accents

As you may guess it's a lazily written movie and incidents happening because the screenwriter needs things to happen to further the plot no matter how unlikely they are like one of the bad guys getting invited to a threesome so he can be killed or things being revealed like The Doctor's sister being a lesbian so some T&A can be included

In many ways it's like one of those nasty Chuck Norris vehicles that were being released at the same time , but the most disappointing thing is that the director is also the same man who made ICE COLD IN ALEX and THE GUNS OF NAVERONE two very well regarded war dramas that are often shown on Sunday afternoons . Believe me this movie won't be shown until well after the watershed


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