3.8/10
169
7 user 1 critic

Roots of Evil (1979)

Die Brut des Bösen (original title)

Directors:

, (co-director) (as Tony Tarruella)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Love Camp (1981)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

The young daughter of a US Senator is drawn into a hippie "free love" cult called "The Children of Light" by the blond boyfriend of the cult's leader, a mysterious and beautiful Asian woman... See full summary »

Director: Christian Anders
Stars: Laura Gemser, Christian Anders, Gabriele Tinti
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
Directors: Thomas Frydetzki, Annette Stefan
Stars: Kai Michael Müller, Willi Gerk, Katy Karrenbauer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Karl, a simple farmer, takes a plane to Ibiza. He is determined to finally meet Lina, a pop-singer, who currently tours the island. Karl has long ago fallen in love with his idol and has ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Marischka
Stars: Karl Dall, Olivia Pascal, Chris Roberts
Macho Man (1985)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A boxing-champion and a karate master fight the drug scene of Nuremberg

Director: Alexander Titus Benda
Stars: René Weller, Bea Fiedler, Peter Althof
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Despite scientist Nathan's warnings, his boss continues an experiment meant as publicity for his satellite firm: exploding an asteroid. Instead it splits, and the major piece, the size of ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. Howell
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Vincent Gale, Stefanie von Pfetten
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb
Stars: Birte Berg, Serge Falck, Albert Fortell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Oliver Kalkofe and Peter Rütten show the worst movies of all time and comment on them.

Stars: Oliver Kalkofe, Peter Rütten, Kevin Kennison
Embryo (1976)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days. However, the "adult" fetus turns into a homicidal psycho ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Nelson
Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Diane Ladd
Made in China (1982)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Kung fu champ John is given the chance to train CIA agents in martial arts by using self-hypnosis. But when he discovers the reason he escapes and the CIA go after him. John must fight for ... See full summary »

Director: John Liu
Stars: John Liu, Casanova Wong, Roger Paschy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Anders ...
Frank Mertens
...
Ingrid (as Maribel Martin)
Dunja Rajter ...
Cora Ramada
...
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)
...
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
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When You're Up Against Every Dirty Trick in the Book ... You Fight Dirty to Stay Alive! (US 1982 release) See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Roots of Evil  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In real life, Christian Anders also led karate schools in Munich and Fürstenfeldbruck for a while. See more »

Goofs

The story supposed to be set in Madrid. However the license plate on Bullock's care resembles a German license plate from Munich, in the combination of letters and numbers, rather than official Spanish Plates. See more »

Quotes

Frank Mertens: [calling out furiously from behind a bush] Here I am! I'm not afraid!
[runs out to confront Van Bullock and Komo in the open field]
Frank Mertens: Why did you kill my master!
Van Bullock: It's very clear. Before you die, I'll explain it to you. Before Takimura came to Spain, he lived in Tokyo. He was very good friends with the police. He made them put me in jail. But that time, I was already dealing in heroin. I spent *nine* years in jail! Thanks to that swine of Takimura, I spent *nine* years in jail! *Each* day, *each* ...
[...]
See more »

Soundtracks

Dead End
Written by Christian Anders, Arranged by José Luis Navarro
Sung by Christian Anders, with Madrid-Sound-Orchester
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


10 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?