DirectorJesse V. Johnson Duration Initial DVD releaseJuly 10, 2009 (Germany) WriterJesse V. Johnson LanguageEnglish
Release dateJuly 14, 2009 (2009-07-14) CastEric Roberts (Merle Hench), Robert Davi (Murdoch), Irina Björklund (Jackie), Keith David (Larry Cobb), Geoffrey Lewis, Jerry Trimble Similar moviesEric Roberts appears in The Butcher and Freefall
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The Butcher is a 2009 action film directed by Jesse V. Johnson and starring Eric Roberts.
Merle Hench, nicknamed "The Butcher" (Roberts) is a henchman for gangster Murdoch (Davi), until Hench takes the fall for his boss. Having survived, Hench will earn his nickname on a mission for revenge.
Eric Roberts as Merle Hench
Robert Davi as Murdoch
Keith David as Larry Cobb
Geoffrey Lewis as Naylor
Irina Björklund as Jackie
Michael Ironside as Teddy Carmichael
Bokeem Woodbine as Chinatown Pete
Guillermo Díaz as Owen Geiger
Paul Dillon as Doyle
Jerry Trimble as Eddie Hellstrom
Charles Arthur Berg as 'Loco' Charlie
Vernon Wells as 1970's IRA Commander
Filming of The Butcher took place in California, particularly Los Angeles and Rosemead in September 2007. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released the film straight to DVD in July 2009.