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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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Nirvana (as Thomas Duffy)
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Stuart K. Robinson ...
Jiver
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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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First His Wife. Now His Daughter. It's Time To Even The Score! See more »


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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Director Michael Winner once said of this movie: "From caveman days to today, there have always been violent times. You cannot say the Middle Ages weren't violent, before television or films. So where do you put the blame then - oil paintings and books?" See more »

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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 »

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Stomper: Nirvana, you want a bit?
Nirvana: Any left?
Stomper: There's enough.
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World of depression, world of no hope
29 January 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I had to see this movie after I surfed on the IMDb and read some comments on this movie: It seemed like some meeting of psychoanalysts or something.

Well, where to begin... I must admit that this is an interesting movie "psychologically", but I don't think any five penny analysts could do anything to these sick people. Everybody is sick in this movie. It has the overall feeling of some really cheap low-life bar: The feeling of disappointment and failure in life. I would say it's the overall feeling of death; This movie feels like you would have just heard, that you have an incurable cancer. It's an interesting fact that Charles Bronson is, or at least has been, some kind of popular action hero: He looks like a disappointed- and tired-to-everything alcoholic. An interesting world-view and feeling. There is NO humor, joy or hope in this film; Not even before the bad guys come and "ruin it all". The bad guys names tell all: Nirvana, Stomper, Cutter, Punkcut, Jiver. They are the bad guys, and nothing else. They even smoke the "herb" and become psychotic and aggressive killer-madmen after that! I didn't know that that stuff makes that, but it's always good to learn. The bad guys first dance, chill out and have fun, and all of the sudden start to rape and kill people. (After that they forget about it.) It seems that the main character (Bronson) is a real psychopath, at least he fits perfectly of the description of one. I have to correct what I said before: Not everybody is totally sick in this movie; Just the ones that are involved in THE WAR. There is some (very few) good-looking pictures in this film; for example when the antihero walks in the streets at night. It's funny how he judges people that are unknown to him: For example when he sees somebody drinking alcohol, he looks at him with an expression of total repulsion on his face. Some police story also goes in the background, but it doesn't have much to do with the movie.

But after all, this film manages to represent some peoples (the filmmakers) very strong feelings, and evidently also the feelings of many viewers, and isn't that one of the main purposes of any piece of "art" or self-expression? Can you judge people for how they feel? If you want to see a really good movie of this genre (revenge-moral-story), I strongly recommend Tony Scott's "Man on Fire" (2004)(with Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Mickey Rourke, Dakota Fanning). Peace.


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