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Death Wish 3 (1985)

Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police detective to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.

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Fraker
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Giggler
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Hermosa
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Angel
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The Cuban
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Tulio
David Crean ...
Hector
Nelson Fernandez ...
Chaco
Alan Cooke ...
Punk at Car
Bob Dysinger ...
Punk at Car
Topo Grajeda ...
Garcia
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Paul Kersey, New York City architect and part-time vigilante, returns from L.A. to visit an old friend. Instead, he must avenge his death by fighting youth gangs. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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He's back to New York bringing justice to the streets... See more »


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1 November 1985 (USA)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This movie was Charles Bronson's fourth picture to feature the word 'Death' in the title. Death Hunt (1981) and Messenger of Death (1988) were others. Bronson made seven movies with this word in the title, five of them being in the 'Death Wish' series. The final time would be in Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994), where the word appeared twice. See more »

Goofs

The police chief explicitly states that handguns are illegal in New York City early in the film. Yet in the climax, many concerned citizens have their own handguns. Where did they get them from, if ownership of them is illegal in the city? See more »

Quotes

Paul Kersey: Hey, what's the problem?
Punk at Car #1: What?
Paul Kersey: With the car... what's the problem?
Punk at Car #1: Just get outta my fuckin' face. Who are you?
Punk at Car #2: We're stealing a fuckin' car, what's it to you?
Paul Kersey: It's my car.
Punk at Car #1: Now you gonna die!
[Kersey shoots them both dead]
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A shot during the end credits shows police cars and an ambulance and fire truck screaming down a street towards the epicenter of the riots. See more »

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Referenced in The Lonely Death of the Giggler (2010) See more »

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Eine kleine Nachtmusik
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Walter Warren
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Ridiculously enjoyable urban romp
14 January 2004 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

What a romp this is. The great Kersey (Charles Bronson), ignoring advice to lay low for a while (like ten years!), relocates his trigger finger and bad attitude to New York City.

A long sequence where Kersey runs the streets shooting at everything in sight redefines this as a crazy modern Western. All sense goes out the window and the angry vigilante's original reasons for revenge fade slowly into the bullet-ridden background.

You get exploded thugs, burning cars, bodies through glass, dozens of bullet-riddled corpses and a lurid directing style that is perfect for the material.

Not as fine as DEATH WISH 2, but fine, nevertheless.


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