Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the... See full summary »
J. Lee Thompson
Trish Van Devere,
Paul Kersey, LA architect and part-time vigilante, is fed up with violence and wants a quiet life. However, when friend's daughter dies of overdose, he has no choice but to go to war on drug dealers. Written by
Dragan Antulov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kersey uses the alias "Paul Kimble" in this film. He also used the surname "Kimble" in Death Wish II (1982) and Death Wish 3 (1985), though according to the book "Bronson's Loose" by Paul Tablot, this film was intended as a direct sequel to "Death Wish II; in the end the only reference to "Death Wish II" occurs in Kersey's reuse of the name Kimble as an alias, the references of his vigilantism after the death of his daughter, and his residence in Los Angeles. See more »
When Paul is pulling up outside Olivia's house when she's returning from hospital the boom is clearly reflected in the cars window as it passes. See more »
I know about your friend's daughter, Mr. Kersey. I also know that you shot the pusher who sold her the drugs. But I ask you, sir, what about the people behind him? How many children do we let them destroy before we say enough, Mr. Kersey? How many?
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Now if you expect to watch some Academy Award material here, stop reading and buy and rent something else. But if you want action-book material on the telly, this might just be the right stuff. Kersey is back, this time fighting two cocaine-gangs. Lee Thompson's directing is much more adequate than with several other Bronson-vehicles, the picture has a story to tell (whereas part 3 was just video game material) and fortunately it brings in Kay Lenz in a supporting role instead of trying to fit in Mrs Bronson (Jill Ireland) again. With nasty villains and one or two dumb police-officers we have an evening with some nice twists, shoot outs and a really good and original opening scene. Production values must have been up as well. Apart from the original this one outranks # 2.3 & 5 by far. Recommended.
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