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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 chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.

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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,319,116 (USA) (3 November 1985)

Gross:

$16,116,878 (USA) (15 December 1985)
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Critics generally found nothing redeeming about this picture, and the release was reportedly rushed into theaters to capitalize on the 1984 "subway vigilante" shooting that took place in New York City, when four men attempted to mug Bernhard Goetz. The rush to open this movie in theaters resulted in lack of color correction in the final print. The film grossed 10 million dollars after its first ten days of release. See more »

Goofs

During the riot, the cops have six-shot revolvers but fire more than six shots without reloading. See more »

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Bennett: Believe it or not, this used to be a great neighborhood - till it changed.
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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 Big Box: A Christmas Story (2010) See more »

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Music by Paul Fishman and Philip Saatchi
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Top notch. A true undervalued masterpiece
19 September 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

One of the most magnificent movies ever made. The acting of Charles Buchinski (later known as Bronson) is simply outstanding. This is the crown on the career of director Winner, who himself was often quoted saying this was his masterpiece. The plot has been copied many times, but it's never been topped. Wildey J. Moore, the gun manufacturer, many times claimed his brand's growth since the mid 80s can be fully credited to DW3, and rightly so. This is not just a movie, this is art that many generations will admire and appreciate. Although this movie has never been fully appreciated in the USA, it has found a huge following in Europe and Asia, where the movie is regularly shown at film schools and it is still a popular hit in student cinemas all across Europe. All in all, a true classic.


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