The Evil That Men Do (1984)

R   |    |  Action, Drama, Thriller


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


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29 April 2004 | chillinvillin81
Entertaining, Better than today's action flixx!
I am surprised there is so much negative buzz around this film. I found it to be well acted and well done. I felt that the villain and his sister in the film were chillingly scary. Bronson acts as natural as can be and is more realistic and cool than today's action film stars. The film did have its quirks ( Was the daughter's voice dubbed in ?) But hearing the voice on the videos about the doctor, and the opening scene give you a chill. This film is no more violent than those of today, so I don't understand the criticism. The film has a good cast and keeps your attention, although I wish there was more of the Dr.'s sister in the film. Those of you that like action and vengeance should definitely check this one out.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Fielder Cook was announced as being the director of this movie in the 12th March 1983 edition of 'Screen International', but in the end, the film's director was J. Lee Thompson, this being announced about a week or six days later in the 18th March 1983 edition of show-business trade paper 'Daily Variety'.


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.


Goofs

At the start of a car chase where Holland lets Rhiana drive, a part of Rhiana's skirt gets caught in the door as she closes it, but it is free in subsequent shots.


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.


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.


Soundtracks

Tense Up
(uncredited)
Music by
Duncan Lamont
KPM Music Ltd

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Genres

Action | Drama | Thriller

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