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Roots of Evil (1979)

Die Brut des Bösen (original title)
An action film directed by Christian Anders and Antonio Tarruella.

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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
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An action film directed by Christian Anders and Antonio Tarruella.

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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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15 August 1979 (West Germany)  »

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Roots of Evil  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

WHen entering Bullock's room Frank accidentally breaks a vase with his arm. However in the next shot a much bigger and more colorful vase is standing on the same spot. 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* ...
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Connections

Featured in Sidekicks (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Disco Feelings
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 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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