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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 ...
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Ingrid (as Maribel Martin)
Dunja Rajter ...
Cora Ramada
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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)
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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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ROOTS OF EVIL: The Martial-Arts Film That Pulls All the Punches (US 1982 release) See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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15 August 1979 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Roots of Evil  »

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1.66 : 1
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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

Earlier in the movie Frank explains that Karate should only be used as a defense technique, never as an attack. However during the entire movie there are several scenes where Frank beats up several people who didn't attack him at all, e.g. in Bullock's karate school. 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]
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Soundtracks

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