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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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Taglines:

It's 1984 and Bronson's never been hotter. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Third and final film of a three-picture contract that Charles Bronson had with Lord Lew Grade's ITC Films. Love and Bullets (1979) and Borderline (1980) were the others. See more »

Goofs

The red sedan seen during the car chase switches from a 1979 Chevrolet Malibu to a 1981 model. See more »

Quotes

Cripple: Hey, mister, do you want some dope?
Holland: Er?
Cripple: I said, dope. Do you want any?
Holland: Do you have elephant?
Cripple: Heh?
Holland: Do you have Mingtoydop?
Cripple: Heh?
Holland: I guess you don't.
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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

Old Norwegian video rental version with an 16 rating are cut, later DVD version with a 15 rating are uncut but taken from the U.S R-rated version. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Tense Up
(uncredited)
Music by Duncan Lamont
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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