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Roots of Evil (1979)

Die Brut des Bösen (original title)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Anders ...
Frank Mertens
Maribel Martín ...
Ingrid (as Maribel Martin)
Dunja Rajter ...
Cora Ramada
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Van Bullock
Fernando Bilbao ...
Komo (as Fred Harris)
Ria Kemp ...
Guest Star
Wolfgang Schütte ...
Thomas (as Wolfgang Schutte)
José María Guía ...
O'Blonski (as Jose Ma. Guia)
Ichimi ...
Takimura (as Ishimi)
Fernando Hilbeck ...
1st Inspector
Carl Rapp ...
2nd Inspector
Robert Case ...
3rd Inspector (as Roberto Case)
Cris Huerta ...
Sumo (as Chris Huertas)
Yasuhito Ishikawa ...
Ting
Hideaki Gennai ...
Cheng
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When You're Up Against Every Dirty Trick in the Book ... You Fight Dirty to Stay Alive! (US 1982 release) See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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In the English version it is said that Komo is castrated, whereas in the German one he is not. See more »

Quotes

Frank Mertens: [Grabs Van Bullock by the throat] Van Bullock! You disgraced my name!
Van Bullock: Arrrgh! Komo!
Komo: [Grabs Mertens] What you want?
[Mertens slaps Komo, and they fight a little while, until Komo finally grabs Mertens firmly]
Van Bullock: Hahaha, throw him out, Komo! Throw him out! Just throw that bastard out!
[Komo throws Mertens out of the window]
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Soundtracks

Dead Master
Written by Christian Anders, Arranged by José Luis Navarro
Sung by Christian Anders
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Excellent Kung Fu Mystery Action Movie from Top Singer.
17 December 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Christian Anders one of Germany's greatest singer/songwriters of melodious smooth pop ballads , here makes his directorial debut to superb effect.

Unlike previous ignorant tasteless comments from s.kahrs this movie delivers both action, mystery, romance and suspense to keep the viewer spellbound.

Anders always uses a professional quality approach to his singing , acting and directing he finds loud garbage rock/metal/punk/hip hop drugged up noisy "music" utterly repulsive and delivers high class pop music and film thrills for millions to enjoy.

A high quality intense thrilling film.


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