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 <>

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vigilante | rape | punk | fight | murder | See All (161) »


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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Release Date:

20 February 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Wish 2  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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A total of 5 woman are either raped or were attempted to be raped (Rosario, Carol, the Tourist's Wife, and the two girls with Nirvana against their will.) See more »


When Kersey returns home after killing Charles Wilson, he parks in a fire lane, clearly denoted with a "no parking any time" sign. See more »


Punkut: Hey Jiver, save some for me man!
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Referenced in Zeg 'ns Aaa: Goudeerlijk (1987) See more »

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Not As Bad As Critics Say
9 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of all the Death Wish sequels, this was the best. I think once they got to up part 3 with all the machine guns and rocket launchers, then it started to get a little stupid. The story almost has an identical plot outline as the first one and the action is just as good, if not, then even better. The shootout at San Pedro park was awesome!!! The only difference is that they make Paul Kersey have more emotional interaction with the creeps he kills which makes it seem to be more "Hollywood". In the first Death Wish, Kersey would just kill them stone cold without having a conversation. That's why the original was so good as so realistic.

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