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The Evil That Men Do (1984)

A professional killer comes out of retirement to investigate and avenge the brutal murder of an old friend.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

R. Lance Hill (novel), R. Lance Hill (screenplay) (as David Lee Henry) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Holland
Theresa Saldana ... Rhiana
Joseph Maher ... Molloch
José Ferrer ... Hector Lomelin (as Jose Ferrer)
René Enríquez ... Max (as Rene Enriquez)
John Glover ... Briggs
Raymond St. Jacques ... Randolph
Antoinette Bower ... Claire
Enrique Lucero ... Aristos
Jorge Luke ... Cillero
Mischa Hausserman Mischa Hausserman ... Karl
Roger Cudney ... Cannell
Constanza Hool Constanza Hool ... Isabel
Joe Seneca ... Santiago
Jorge Zepeda Jorge Zepeda ... Victim
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Storyline

Clement Moloch (Joseph Maher (R.I.P.))is a doctor (dubbed "the 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 (Charles Bronson (R.I.P.)), 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 (Theresa Saldana) 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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Most criminals answer to the law. The world's most savage executioner must answer to Bronson. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Mexico | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Justicia salvaje See more »

Filming Locations:

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,538,400, 23 September 1984

Gross USA:

$13,102,025
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The third highest grossing Charles Bronson vehicle at the box-office during the 1980s after Death Wish II (1982) and Death Wish 3 (1985). See more »

Goofs

The doctor's Mercury Grand Marquis which is attacked by the miners during the climax switches from an early 1980s model to a 1974 Ford LTD. See more »

Quotes

Holland: He knows we're here.
Rhiana Hidalgo: How could you tell?
Holland: He didn't ask.
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Crazy Credits

Writers R. Lance Hill and David Lee Henry are the same person. Hill was given the chance to adapt his own novel but used the pseudonym David Lee Henry. His work on the script was eventually written out by John Crowther, though the pseudonym of Henry still received a credit. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was cut by 52 secs by the BBFC with a further 10 secs being cut from the video release. The electricity torture scene was very heavily edited and the film also suffered cuts from the opening fight in the bar and assorted gunshot wounds. All BBFC cuts were restored in the 2007 Network DVD release, though the print used is the U.S R-rated version and missing brief blood spurts from the shooting of Briggs and Randolph's gory death. See more »

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Counterpoints
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Music by David Vorhaus
KPM Music Ltd
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One of Bronson's Bests
3 August 1999 | by Matt0518See all my reviews

A tense thriller that's not for everyone, but if you're one of those people that just thinks Bronson does Death Wish, check this one from the early 80s out. Bronson doesn't overplay it with explosions and a bad plot - this movie is tight and very believable.


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