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Messenger of Death (1988)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  1989 (Peru)
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Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the... See full summary »

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Marilyn Hassett ...
Josephine Fabrizio (as Marilyn Hasset)
Charles Dierkop ...
Orville Beecham
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Zenas Beecham
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Trudy Pike
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Duncan Gamble ...
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Bert Williams ...
Sheriff Yates
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Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the case, is taken into protective custody. Journalist Smith persuades him to help him in the investigation - and finds out about economic motives for the murder. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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What the cops can't do, he will.

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Avenging Angels  »

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$3,074,681 (USA)
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This movie represented the eighth and penultimate of nine teamings of director 'J Lee Thompson' with star actor Charles Bronson. Prior to this movie they had made together St. Ives (1976), The White Buffalo (1977), Cabo Blanco (1980), 10 to Midnight (1983), The Evil That Men Do (1984), Murphy's Law (1986) and Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987). After this picture, they made their final collaboration, Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989). See more »

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During the car chase, Smith's car is on the inside of one of the tankers on the first corner out of the tunnel, but in the next shot it's back in the middle of both tankers. See more »

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Garret Smith: [threatening] You're going to give us the name, yes?
Senior Assassin: No!
[gets kicked in the face]
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An action movie of a different kind for Charles Bronson...
30 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Director J. Lee Thompson used Charles Bronson more than any other actor in his eighties movies (Ten to Midnight, Cabo Blanco, Death Wish 4, Murphys Law) and this was his second to last outing with Bronson (the last being Kinjite:Forbidden Subjects). Charles Bronson plays Garrett Smith, a reporter who is very curious as to why a family of Mormons (women and children) were all shot to death in a rural farmhouse. He finds a sketch of an angel on a piece of paper that is taped to the wall where one of the victims bodies had laid against. From here, Bronson goes from source to source to try to unravel whatever mystery he has bounded himself in. For those who prefer the 'Paul Kersey/Death Wish' Charles Bronson, you might wanna look elsewhere for a movie, this is a Bronson action character of a different type. He seems to be a very laidback individual and he doesn't really possess that knack of persistently annoying people like most reporters do, but Bronson as usual makes the character work. The plot is very strong, the mystery of the movie definitely kept me guessing until the very, very end of the movie and then BANG! it's all over... I miss Cannon films...


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