Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the... See full summary »
J. Lee Thompson
Trish Van Devere,
Jay Killion (Charles Bronson) had been the presidential bodyguard, but for the inauguration of the recently elected president, he is assigned to the first lady, Lara Royce (Jill Ireland). ... See full summary »
Peter R. Hunt
Police Inspector Paul Fein (Bronson) copes with family troubles while also dealing with the possibility of advancement to police chief. Meanwhile, his son (Joe Penny)) is investigating the murder of a banker.
Paul Kersey, the vigilante, now lives in LA with his daughter, who is still recovering from her attack. He also has a new woman in his life. One day while with them, Kersey is mugged by some punks, Kersey fights back, but they get away. The leader, wanting to get back at Kersey, goes to his house, but Kersey and his daughter Carol are not there. The muggers rape his housekeeper, and when Kersey and his daughter arrive, they knock him out and kidnap her. After they assault her, she leaps out of a window to her death. Kersey then grabs his gun and goes after them. When the LA authorities, deduce they have a vigilante, they decide to consult with New York, who had their vigilante problem. Now the New York officials, knowing that Kersey lives in LA, fears that he's back to his old habit. Fearing that Kersey, when caught will reveal that they let him go instead of prosecuting him send Inspector Ochoa to make sure that doesn't happen. Written by
This movie upon theatrical release was marketed with Roman Numerals to signify the number 2 i.e. 'Death Wish II'. In time, its modern DVD releases tend to show the number two of the title as a numerical digit instead. This is then consistent with the titles Death Wish 3 (1985) and Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987). According to the book 'Bronson's Loose' by Paul Talbot, the original working title of the next film 'Death Wish III' was changed to 'Death Wish 3' because the Cannon Group conducted a survey and found that nearly half of the U.S. population could not read Roman numerals. Interestingly, the fifth film, Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994), reverted to the use of Roman Numerals to signify the film number See more »
Before Charles Bronson exits the bus after following the three thugs at approx. 58:50, he pushes the button for the bus to stop at the next stop. The bus stops and he gets off of the bus. As the camera shows the outside of the bus, there is no bus stop at that location. See more »
Charles Bronson is back as Paul Kersey. After some punks (including a young Morpheus, Laurence Fishburne) get away with his wallet, they find his house. He's not home so they rape and kill the housekeeper. When Kersey and his daughter return, they knock him out and kidnap her. After raping her back at an abandoned warehouse, she jumps out the window, killing herself. Bronson being Bronson, it's time once again for revenge, while hiding it from his new girlfriend.Not as good as the original. As sequels rarely are. But I enjoyed it. Bronson as an actor just kicked so much ass.
My Grade: B
Eye Candy: Silvana Gallardo and Robin Sherwood show much flesh, but due to the subject matter, it's not really eye candy. Leslie Graves and Melody Santangello's topless scenes are more palatable.
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