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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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Bob Lee Dysinger ...
Punk at Car (as Bob Dysinger)
Topo Grajeda ...
Garcia
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Storyline

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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1 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Death Wish III  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,319,116, 3 November 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,116,878, 15 December 1985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,945,171
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(Rankcolor) (uncredited)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Bennett: [to Kersey] Who are you?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in In Confidence: Michael Winner (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Eine kleine Nachtmusik
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Walter Warren
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Soul Grinding Fun!!!
19 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Oh my word!! I have never seen a film so lacking in any kind of moral judgement or consideration for anything other than the death of the scum! Michael Winner here makes a valid observation of human desires in displaying a gung-ho troth world of deep and damaged execution. Not only does he spoon feed us with utter hell on earth seen through the face of the moustached Bronson, but he also shows us the spoon he's feeding us with and says "look at what your watching now look at your self and ask the question: Are you enjoying this?" And even though you'll tell yourself NO IT CAN'T BE!!!! You'll know that deep down inside you'll know...it's a masterpiece


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