History Film / TheEvilThatMenDo

10th Jan '16 8:23:48 PM Fireblood
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* ItsPersonal: Holland turns down money for the assignment, seeking only to avenge his friend Jose Hidalgo. However he's reluctant to take Hidalgo's wife on the assignment for the same reason.

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* ItsPersonal: Holland turns down money for the assignment, seeking only to avenge his friend Jose Hidalgo. However However, he's reluctant to take Hidalgo's wife on the assignment for the same reason.



* RetiredBadass: Holland pals around with a dolphin friend he's named [[Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] in the Caymans, and shows no signs of wanting to give up his idyllic lifestyle, but when he's given proof and a reason to hunt Molloch down, he jumps back into action.
* ScaryBlackMan: Randolph

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* RetiredBadass: Holland pals around with a dolphin friend he's named [[Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] in the Caymans, and shows no signs of wanting to give up his idyllic lifestyle, but when he's given proof and a reason to hunt Molloch down, down he jumps back into action.
* ScaryBlackMan: RandolphRandolph.



* SpitefulSpit: Naked and tied up for torture, Jose Hidalgo spits in Molloch's face. Molloch calmly wipes it off and says, "Notice, gentlemen, how the subject clings to compensatory morale, and habitual defences." Then he [[ElectricTorture calls for the electrodes]].

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* SpitefulSpit: Naked and tied up for torture, Jose Hidalgo spits in Molloch's face. Molloch calmly wipes it off and says, says "Notice, gentlemen, how the subject clings to compensatory morale, and habitual defences.defenses." Then he [[ElectricTorture calls for the electrodes]].



* VillainProtagonist: Holland

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* VillainProtagonist: HollandHolland.
4th Aug '15 12:34:50 AM Odon
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* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Played with in the opening scene, when Mollock is revealed to be a white-haired, distinguished-looking man instead of a monstrous figure.

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* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Played with in the opening scene, when Mollock is revealed to be a white-haired, distinguished-looking man instead of a [[EvilMakesYouUgly monstrous figure.figure]].
4th Aug '15 12:34:11 AM Odon
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* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Played with in the opening scene, when Mollock is revealed to be a white-haired, distinguished-looking man instead of a monstrous figure.
28th May '15 11:44:49 PM Odon
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* BulletproofVest: Charles Bronson shoots a CIA assassin with a shotgun, only for him to get up again. This time Bronson shoots him in the face.

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* BulletproofVest: Charles Bronson shoots a CIA assassin with a shotgun, only for him to get up again. This time Bronson shoots him in the face.face.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Including [[BBCQuarry Bronson Canyon]] as the abandoned mine.
27th May '15 4:13:56 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''The Evil That Men Do''''' (1984) is an action/psychological-drama starring Creator/CharlesBronson and directed by J. Lee Thompson. Bronson plays Holland, an ex-CIA agent summoned out of retirement to assassinate Dr. Clemente Molloch (Joseph Maher), the quintessential TortureTechnician. Accompanying him is the wife (Theresa Saldana) and daughter of one of Molloch's recent victims.

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Evil That Men Do''''' Do'' (1984) is an action/psychological-drama starring Creator/CharlesBronson and directed by J. Lee Thompson. Bronson plays Holland, an ex-CIA agent summoned out of retirement to assassinate Dr. Clemente Molloch (Joseph Maher), the quintessential TortureTechnician. Accompanying him is the wife (Theresa Saldana) and daughter of one of Molloch's recent victims.
25th Feb '15 1:58:06 PM StFan
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* RetiredBadass: Holland pals around with a dolphin friend he's named [[TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] in the Caymans, and shows no signs of wanting to give up his idyllic lifestyle, but when he's given proof and a reason to hunt Molloch down, he jumps back into action.

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* RetiredBadass: Holland pals around with a dolphin friend he's named [[TheHunchbackOfNotreDame [[Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] in the Caymans, and shows no signs of wanting to give up his idyllic lifestyle, but when he's given proof and a reason to hunt Molloch down, he jumps back into action.
21st Jan '14 11:43:11 AM StFan
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''The Evil That Men Do'' (1984) is an action/psychological-drama starring Creator/CharlesBronson and directed by J. Lee Thompson. Bronson plays Holland, an ex-CIA agent summoned out of retirement to assassinate Dr. Clemente Molloch (Joseph Maher), the quintessential TortureTechnician. Accompanying him is the wife (Theresa Saldana) and daughter of one of Molloch's recent victims.

Perhaps best known for the scene in which Bronson brutally crushes both the windpipe AND [[GroinAttack joypipe]] of Miguel Angel Fuentes, who is himself perhaps better known to [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] fans for his role as the guardian Vadinho in ''Film/PumaMan''.

!!Contains examples of:

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''The '''''The Evil That Men Do'' Do''''' (1984) is an action/psychological-drama starring Creator/CharlesBronson and directed by J. Lee Thompson. Bronson plays Holland, an ex-CIA agent summoned out of retirement to assassinate Dr. Clemente Molloch (Joseph Maher), the quintessential TortureTechnician. Accompanying him is the wife (Theresa Saldana) and daughter of one of Molloch's recent victims.

Perhaps best known for the scene in which Bronson brutally crushes both the windpipe AND [[GroinAttack joypipe]] of Miguel Angel Fuentes, who is himself perhaps better known to [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' fans for his role as the guardian Vadinho in ''Film/PumaMan''.

!!Contains ----
!!''The Evil That Men Do'' provides
examples of:
of the following tropes:



* ClosetShuffle: While scoping out Claire's apartment Holland has to hide under the bed, only for Claire and a hooker to end up using it.

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* ClosetShuffle: While scoping out Claire's apartment apartment, Holland has to hide under the bed, only for Claire and a hooker to end up using it.



* DeadGuyOnDisplay: In order to put pressure on Dr Molloch, Holland kills his bodyguards, dumping Randolph outside Molloch's house and throwing another bodyguard out a high-rise window with a fire hose wrapped around his neck.

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* DeadGuyOnDisplay: In order to put pressure on Dr Dr. Molloch, Holland kills his bodyguards, dumping Randolph outside Molloch's house and throwing another bodyguard out a high-rise window with a fire hose wrapped around his neck.



-->"Now the hood which serves to [[MalevolentMaskedMen separate the interrogator and subject psychologically]] is not always necessary. There are times when one does without it."
-->''(removes his hood to show the face of a white-haired, dignified-looking man)''

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-->"Now -->'''Dr. Molloch:''' Now the hood which serves to [[MalevolentMaskedMen separate the interrogator and subject psychologically]] is not always necessary. There are times when one does without it."
-->''(removes
\\
(''removes
his hood to show the face of a white-haired, dignified-looking man)''man'')



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Molloch probably crossed the MoralEventHorizon long ago in his demonstrations of ColdBloodedTorture techniques, but we see it right away as he dispassionately electrocutes Jorge Hidalgo, not even showing the slightest perturbation when he dies.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: EstablishingCharacterMoment:
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Molloch probably crossed the MoralEventHorizon long ago in his demonstrations of ColdBloodedTorture techniques, but we see it right away as he dispassionately electrocutes Jorge Hidalgo, not even showing the slightest perturbation when he dies.



-->"He was a nuisance, and I'm glad he's dead. I only wish he'd suffered a little longer."
* ElectricTorture: The opening scene in which Molloch demonstrates this technique on journalist Jorge Hidalgo is unforgettable. A later scene lists the extensive injuries inflicted on him, including teeth shattered from being clenched so hard.

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-->"He --->'''Claire:''' He was a nuisance, and I'm glad he's dead. I only wish he'd suffered a little longer."
longer.
* ElectricTorture: The opening scene in which Molloch demonstrates this technique on journalist Jorge Hidalgo is unforgettable. A later scene lists the extensive injuries inflicted on him, including teeth shattered from being clenched so hard.



* ForcedToWatch: The taped interviewees describe how 'The Doctor' made them watch their friends and relatives be raped and tortured.
* GroinAttack: Charles Bronson [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=268F5osfi8c grabs a Mexican threatening his wife by the balls and squeezes & twists]]. For 30 seconds. And twists. If you can watch that scene without pain or flinching, you are no true man.

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* ForcedToWatch: The taped interviewees describe how 'The Doctor' "The Doctor" made them watch their friends and relatives be raped and tortured.
* GroinAttack: GroinAttack:
**
Charles Bronson [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=268F5osfi8c grabs a Mexican threatening his wife by the balls and balls, squeezes & and twists]]. For 30 seconds. And twists. If you can watch that scene without pain or flinching, you are no true man.



* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Molloch is killed by the miners, all of them former victims of his torture.]]

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* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Molloch KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Molloch is killed by the miners, all of them former victims of his torture.]]



-->"I'm going to rattle his cage. And when he sticks his neck out I'll nail him."

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-->"I'm -->'''Holland:''' I'm going to rattle his cage. And when he sticks his neck out I'll nail him."



-->'''Holland:''' He knows where we are.
-->'''Rhiana:''' How do you know?
-->'''Holland:''' He didn't ask.

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-->'''Holland:''' He knows where we are.
-->'''Rhiana:'''
are.\\
'''Rhiana:'''
How do you know?
-->'''Holland:'''
know?\\
'''Holland:'''
He didn't ask.



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

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-->'''Cripple:''' Hey, mister, do you want some dope?
-->'''Holland:'''
dope?\\
'''Holland:'''
Do you have elephant?
-->'''Cripple:''' Heh?
-->'''Holland:'''
elephant?\\
'''Cripple:''' Heh?\\
'''Holland:'''
Do you have Mingtoydop?
-->'''Cripple:''' Heh?
-->'''Holland:'''
Mingtoydop?\\
'''Cripple:''' Heh?\\
'''Holland:'''
I guess you don't.



-->'''Hector Lomelin:''' The Doctor. The Doctor, the Doctor, the Doctor! Dr Clement Molloch, the man they call The Doctor!

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-->'''Hector Lomelin:''' The Doctor. The Doctor, the Doctor, the Doctor! Dr Dr. Clement Molloch, the man they call The Doctor!



* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: [[spoiler:After Claire gets killed, Holland has to use a tape-recording of her voice to fool Molloch.]]



* ThrowingOffTheDisability: A 'cripple' that accosts Holland for drugs later turns up at Molloch's house.

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* ThrowingOffTheDisability: A 'cripple' "cripple" that accosts Holland for drugs later turns up at Molloch's house.



* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: [[spoiler:After Claire gets killed, Holland has to use a tape-recording of her voice to fool Molloch.]]



* TortureTechnician: Dr Clement Molloch, a doctor who advises South American dictatorships on how to torture people.
-->"Gentleman, torture as a political instrument is no longer the crude and brutal extraction of information from one's enemies. It has become a subtle and sophisticated specialty."

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* TortureTechnician: Dr Dr. Clement Molloch, a doctor who advises South American South-American dictatorships on how to torture people.
-->"Gentleman, -->'''Dr. Molloch:''' Gentleman, torture as a political instrument is no longer the crude and brutal extraction of information from one's enemies. It has become a subtle and sophisticated specialty."



* WeNeedADistraction: Holland throws the third bodyguard off Claire's balcony with a fire hose wrapped around his neck, then walks out the front door while everyone's gaping up at the body.

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* WeNeedADistraction: Holland throws the third bodyguard off Claire's balcony with a fire hose wrapped around his neck, then walks out the front door while everyone's gaping up at the body.body.

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10th Nov '13 5:49:24 AM Odon
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''The Evil That Men Do'' (1984) is an action/psychological-drama starring Creator/CharlesBronson and directed by J. Lee Thompson. Bronson plays Holland, an ex-CIA agent summoned out of retirement to assassinate Dr. Clemente Molloch (Joseph Maher), the essential TortureTechnician. Accompanying him is the wife (Theresa Saldana) and daughter of one of Molloch's recent victims.

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''The Evil That Men Do'' (1984) is an action/psychological-drama starring Creator/CharlesBronson and directed by J. Lee Thompson. Bronson plays Holland, an ex-CIA agent summoned out of retirement to assassinate Dr. Clemente Molloch (Joseph Maher), the essential quintessential TortureTechnician. Accompanying him is the wife (Theresa Saldana) and daughter of one of Molloch's recent victims.
6th Oct '13 3:28:30 AM Odon
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* ItsPersonal: Holland turns down money for the assignment, seeking only to avenge his friend Jose Hidalgo. However he's reluctant to take his Hidalgo's wife on the assignment for the same reason.

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* ItsPersonal: Holland turns down money for the assignment, seeking only to avenge his friend Jose Hidalgo. However he's reluctant to take his Hidalgo's wife on the assignment for the same reason.
16th Jul '13 9:22:28 AM erforce
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'''The Evil That Men Do (1984)''' is an action/psychological-drama starring CharlesBronson and directed by J. Lee Thompson. Bronson plays Holland, an ex-CIA agent summoned out of retirement to assassinate Dr. Clemente Molloch (Joseph Maher), the essential TortureTechnician. Accompanying him is the wife (Theresa Saldana) and daughter of one of Molloch's recent victims.

Perhaps best known for the scene in which Bronson brutally crushes both the windpipe AND [[GroinAttack joypipe]] of Miguel Angel Fuentes, who is himself perhaps better known to [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] fans for his role as the guardian Vadinho in PumaMan.

Not related to the IronMaiden song.

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'''The ''The Evil That Men Do (1984)''' Do'' (1984) is an action/psychological-drama starring CharlesBronson Creator/CharlesBronson and directed by J. Lee Thompson. Bronson plays Holland, an ex-CIA agent summoned out of retirement to assassinate Dr. Clemente Molloch (Joseph Maher), the essential TortureTechnician. Accompanying him is the wife (Theresa Saldana) and daughter of one of Molloch's recent victims.

Perhaps best known for the scene in which Bronson brutally crushes both the windpipe AND [[GroinAttack joypipe]] of Miguel Angel Fuentes, who is himself perhaps better known to [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] fans for his role as the guardian Vadinho in PumaMan.

Not related to the IronMaiden song.
''Film/PumaMan''.
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