MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 211 this week

Death Wish II (1982)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 8,343 users  
Reviews: 106 user | 48 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

, (characters)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 04 Mar 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 21 Jun 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 02 Aug 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 04 Feb 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Death Wish II" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Death Wish II (1982)

Death Wish II (1982) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Death Wish II.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Top detective Lou Torrey is transferred to Los Angeles and uncovers a plot by a Sicilian mafioso to use Vietnam veterans to murder all his enemies in a rerun of the "Sicilian Vespers" when ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Charles Bronson, Martin Balsam, Jack Colvin
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Charles Bronson, Linda Cristal, Al Lettieri
Murphy's Law (1986)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An action-packed thriller starring Charles Bronson as Jack Murphy, a cop who is running to stay alive long enough to even the score with his wife's killer.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Charles Bronson, Kathleen Wilhoite, Carrie Snodgress
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Sheldon Larry
Stars: Charles Bronson, Sebastian Spence, Barbara Williams
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, John P. Ryan
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Stars: Charles Bronson, Lesley-Anne Down, Michael Parks
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A dramatization of the one possibly successful escape from the infamous prison island in 1962.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom
Double Impact (1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Lettich
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Chicago DEA agent John Hatcher has just returned from Colombia, where his partner was killed in the line of duty by a drug dealer who has since been taken down. As a result of his partner's... See full summary »

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Steven Seagal, Joanna Pacula, Basil Wallace
The Punisher (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher.

Director: Mark Goldblatt
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé
Hard to Kill (1990)
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Malmuth
Stars: Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Ben Frank ...
...
Silvana Gallardo ...
...
Michael Prince ...
...
Deputy Comm. Hawkins
Paul Lambert ...
New York Police Comm.
...
Nirvana (as Thomas Duffy)
...
Stomper
Stuart K. Robinson ...
Jiver
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 February 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Wish 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This picture was Charles Bronson's sixty-seventh movie. See more »

Goofs

When we see the glass cat figurine purchased by Carol Kersey, there are two different cats used. One has a thin delicate tail, and the other has a thick sturdy tail located on the opposite side of the cat's body. See more »

Quotes

Punkut: Hey Jiver, save some for me man!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Storage (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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.


57 of 71 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
just saw the uncut version!!! joemeehan999
This movie is unbelieveable! jivinmutt
rape scenes in death wish horrorfan81
Death Wish 2 uncut eddie316-1
Soundtrack and where can I find it martino4
I saw this as a kid, with my parents and other families at Butlins! mootube
Discuss Death Wish II (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?