Top Five: 80’s Action Trailers – ManlyMovie

Top Five: 80’s Action Trailers

5) The Evil That Men Do (1984) TV Spot

There may have been flashier trailers for features that were indeed better movies, but this one inches its way into the top five due to the sheer bald-faced manliness of its presentation.  Here is a trailer so direct and politically questionable that it would have today’s college boy leftists fleeing in bewildered disgust.  In The Evil That Men Do, Bronson is a vigilante (was he ever anything else?!) on the trail of a heinous gang of mercenaries who torture innocents.  When the system of justice doesn’t work, Bronson takes to blasting pissants in diners with shotguns and hanging men in broad daylight in front of petrified onlookers.  It’s not the best Bronson movie or even the best Bronson vigilante movie, but it’s probably his best trailer.

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  1. Jeff

    October 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    This movie is one of my absolute faves!!

    • The Night Rider

      October 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Which one?

      • Jeff

        October 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm

        Oh, sorry…I didn’t realize the comments would be the same across all pages. Ok. The fave movie to which I was referring is Cobra. I never tire of that film. It is just classic 80’s all over the place. Can’t wait to see that new Cannon documentary you’ve written about! 😀

  2. Saverio

    October 10, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Man these were the good ole’ days. Sadly, its over. No more practical effects & R movies are dying fast.

  3. New_Rodro

    October 10, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Where the hell is the the trailer of “Extreme Prejudice”? This list seems like a travesty without it. 🙂

    • The Night Rider

      October 11, 2014 at 12:05 am

      Yeah, that’s a damned good trailer too. The Rambo music…

  4. Anuj Kehar

    October 11, 2014 at 1:30 am


    • Jeff

      October 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      My fave part of that film is where Chuck Norris tosses the suitcase bomb back to the terrorists, and says, “It’ll work now…” HA HA such classic stuff. Man, I miss the 80’s.

  5. disqus

    October 11, 2014 at 11:46 am

    It’s a shame that you guys joined the click-hunting game with these lists which require multiple hits.