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Death Wish II (1982)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  20 February 1982 (USA)
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Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles.

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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 <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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When murder and rape invade your home, and the cops can't stop it... This man will. His way. See more »


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Trivia

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 »

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When Paul Kersey is at KABC radio, he is "informed" about the murder of the N.Y.C. cop in the shoot-out at Point Fermin. He was informed that five people were murdered, when in actuality, six people were murdered in the shoot-out. Those six people were the aforementioned Detective Ochoa, the blonde-haired lookout that Ochoa shoots out of a tree, the firearms dealer (old guy with suspenders and a pink shirt), the dealer's friend (wears a white cap, green shirt, and white under-shirt), Cutter, and Punkcut. See more »

Quotes

Jiver: We just thought we'd bring Mr. Kersey's wallet back.
Stomper: Personally.
Punkut: Look at this. Isn't this prreetty?
Stomper: Lady, you scream and disturb the neighbors, we'll cut you into little pieces and eat you for dinner!
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Mind-blowing masterpiece of sleaze
14 January 2004 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

Be grateful for Michael Winner's sledgehammer sensitivity because it produced this classic.

None of Paul Kersey's (Charles Bronson) remaining family and friends get off lightly in this twisted nightmare of domestic violence, anal rape, vigilante justice and simplistic politics.

For fans of rough justice, the rape of Bronson's Mexican housemaid is truly amazing and eroticized like crazy by Winner's leering direction.

Thomas F. Duffy as Nirvana, the film's lead thug, is really horrible and a joy to behold (in a perverse way).

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page provides a rock score that scorches the L.A. imagery and Vincent Gardenia returns as the cop who prefers to look the other way.

A Cannon-backed sleazefest that brings home the groceries if you like eating trash.

Screw GONE WITH THE WIND. This is much more entertaining.


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