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Death Wish II (1982)

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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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Geri Nichols
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New York D.A.
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Herman Baldwin
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Inspector Lt. Mankiewicz
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Silvana Gallardo ...
Rosario
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Fred McKenzie
Michael Prince ...
Elliott Cass
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Deputy Comm. Hawkins
Paul Lambert ...
New York Police Comm.
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Nirvana (as Thomas Duffy)
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Stomper
Stuart K. Robinson ...
Jiver
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Storyline

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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vigilante | rape | punk | fight | murder | See more »

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First His Wife. Now His Daughter. It's Time To Even The Score! See more »


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20 February 1982 (USA)  »

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Death Wish 2  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Charles Bronson was about sixty-one years of age when he appeared in this movie. See more »

Goofs

After Paul Kersey kills Charles Wilson, the hospital attendant arrives in the room. When he finds that Wilson is dead, Kersey tells him that he attacked and killed Kersey's daughter. However, Jiver actually attacked Kersey's daughter and she was never killed - she jumped out of a window to her death. See more »

Quotes

Paul Kersey: [after getting caught killing Charles 'Nivana' Wilson] He raped and killed my daughter.
Donald Kay: I know. I know who you are, Mr. Kersey. I read about that in the newspapers.
[after a short pause]
Donald Kay: I'll give you three minutes before I sound the alarm.
Paul Kersey: [caught off guard] Why are you doing this?
Donald Kay: You're wasting time.
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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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