The Butcher (2009 film)

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The Butcher
Directed byJesse V. Johnson
Written byJesse V. Johnson
Produced byTed J. Pryor
Charles Arthur Berg
StarringEric Roberts
Keith David
CinematographyRobert Hayes
Edited byKen Blackwell
Music byMarcello De Francisci
Distributed by20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release date
  • July 14, 2009 (2009-07-14)
CountryUnited States

The Butcher is a 2009 action film directed by Jesse V. Johnson and starring Eric Roberts.[1]


Merle Hench (Eric Roberts), nicknamed "The Butcher", is a henchman for gangster Murdoch (Robert Davi) until Hench takes the fall for his boss. Having survived, Hench will earn his nickname on a mission for revenge.



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.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hartel, Nick (August 2, 2009). "The Butcher". DVD Talk.

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