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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Angel
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The Cuban
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Tulio
David Crean ...
Hector
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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Charles Bronson was about sixty-three years of age when he appeared in this movie. See more »

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Charles Bronson is shown mail ordering his gun and an M72 LAW. Direct mail order firearms has been illegal in the United States since 1968. See more »

Quotes

Bennett: We heard shots. What happened?
Paul Kersey: I sent them a message.
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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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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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