3.9/10
290
6 user 5 critic

Roots of Evil (1979)

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

Directors:

Christian Anders, Antonio Tarruella (co-director) (as Tony Tarruella)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Anders Christian Anders ... Frank Mertens
Maribel Martín ... Ingrid (as Maribel Martin)
Dunja Rajter Dunja Rajter ... Cora Ramada
Deep Roy ... Van Bullock
Fernando Bilbao ... Komo (as Fred Harris)
Ria Kemp Ria Kemp ... Guest Star
Wolfgang Schütte Wolfgang Schütte ... Thomas (as Wolfgang Schutte)
José María Guía José María Guía ... O'Blonski (as Jose Ma. Guia)
Ichimi Ichimi ... Takimura (as Ishimi)
Fernando Hilbeck ... 1st Inspector
Carl Rapp Carl Rapp ... 2nd Inspector
Robert Case Robert Case ... 3rd Inspector (as Roberto Case)
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... Sumo (as Chris Huertas)
Yasuhito Ishikawa Yasuhito Ishikawa ... Ting
Hideaki Gennai Hideaki Gennai ... Cheng
Learn more

More Like This 

Roots of Evil (1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A serial killer is after hookers and strippers. A male detective and his female partner are assigned to stop him.

Director: Gary Graver
Stars: Alex Cord, Delia Sheppard, Charles Dierkop
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A poor writer discovers that a species of rats has banded together to impersonate humans and supplant them unnoticed, in a manner reminiscent of the transformations in Eugene Ionesco's ... See full summary »

Director: Krsto Papic
Stars: Ivica Vidovic, Mirjana Majurec, Relja Basic
Baby Blood (1990)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a strange creature crawls into a woman's uterus she becomes a killer in order to feed the tiny terror growing within her.

Director: Alain Robak
Stars: Emmanuelle Escourrou, Christian Sinniger, Jean-François Gallotte
Black Magic (1975)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An evil magician makes a living by casting deadly spells on people's objects of desire. He gets overly ambitious, and start to go out of control.

Director: Meng Hua Ho
Stars: Lung Ti, Lieh Lo, Ni Tien
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When Detective Cody Sheehan discovers the body of a stripper from the Rock Bottom dance club, she wants the case. Her partner, Detective Heineman, is equally anxious to make the jump to the... See full summary »

Director: Katt Shea
Stars: Kay Lenz, Greg Evigan, Norman Fell
Love Camp (1981)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 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
Hex (1980)
Crime | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man who believes that he has murdered his wife, sees her return as a vengeful ghost.

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei
Stars: Ni Tien, Jung Wang, Szu-Chia Chen
Do You Like Hitchcock? (TV Movie 2005)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A college film student, obsessed with the works of Alfred Hitchcock, investigates a murder committed in the apartment building across from his and suspects that his seductive neighbor hired a girlfriend to commit the deed.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Elio Germano, Chiara Conti, Elisabetta Rocchetti
Adventure | Horror | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A group of Japanese WWII soldiers transporting a gold shipment are captured and fight against a savage cannibal tribe. Years later, an expedition heads back into the jungle to locate the lost gold.

Director: Alan Birkinshaw
Stars: Stuart Whitman, Edmund Purdom, Woody Strode
Karate Killer (1976)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Two former ranking figures of the Axis powers schedule a deadly martial arts tournament in an isolated locale. The two rivals then race to assemble the top competitors from around the world... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Hall
Stars: James Ryan, Charlotte Michelle, Norman Coombes
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

A man, long haunted by the paranormal, captures on camera the horror and hilarity he and his beautiful girlfriend encounter after moving into a new home.

Director: Kevin P. Farley
Stars: Kevin P. Farley, Carly Craig, Nicky Whelan
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

A nerdy teen-age girl goes looking for her missing archaeologist father, and stumbles into a strange subterranean civilization.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Kathy Ireland, William R. Moses, Richard Haines
Edit

Storyline

An action film directed by Christian Anders and Antonio Tarruella.

Plot Summary | 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

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Christian Anders speaks perfect German, his voice was dubbed for the German version by Manfred Seipold - the German voice of Chuck Norris from 1977-1988. 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: [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]
See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our DVD and Blu-ray Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Disco Feelings
Written by Christian Anders, Arranged by José Luis Navarro
Sung by Christian Anders
See more »

User Reviews

 
Excellent Kung Fu Mystery Action Movie from Top Singer.
17 December 2005 | by worldlaw1See 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 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1979 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Roots of Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leo Kemkes See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original length) | (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed