Clement Moloch (Joseph Maher (R.I.P.))is a doctor (dubbed “the doctor”), but instead of using his skills to heal; he uses them to torture. He works for governments including the U.S. who wants insurgents dealt with. Now several of his victims want him dead and after several attempts fail. Holland (Charles Bronson), a retried killer for hire, is informed of the death of an old friend who was trying to kill Moloch.
Holland initially stating that he is retired doesn’t take the job. But he changes his mind. He asks for woman and a child to accompany him so that he could appear to be a family man. And the woman who goes with him (Theresa Saldana) is the wife of his friend, who brings her daughter along. When Holland arrives he notices that Moloch is heavily protected so he starts by taking out his people.
The Evil That Men Do is a 1984 Mexican-American-British action thriller film directed by J. Lee Thompson, and starring Charles Bronson, Theresa Saldana, and Joseph Maher. The film was adapted by David Lee Henry and John Crowther from the novel of the same name by R. Lance Hill. Bronson plays a former assassin, who comes out of retirement to avenge the death of his journalist friend.
The movie marks the fifth collaboration between Bronson and director J. Lee Thompson (following 1976’s St. Ives, 1977’s The White Buffalo, 1980’s Caboblanco, and 1983’s 10 to Midnight).
The Evil That Men Do (1984)
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Starring: Charles Bronson, Theresa Saldana, Joseph Maher, José Ferrer, René Enríquez, John Glover, Antoinette Bower, Enrique Lucero
Screenplay by: R. Lance Hill
Cinematography by: Xavier Cruz
Film Editing by: Peter Lee-Thompson
Costume Design by: Poppy Cannon-Reese
Art Direction by: Enrique Estévez
Music by: Ken Thorne
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
Release Date: September 14, 1984