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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  6 November 1987 (USA)
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Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose.

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Al Arroyo
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Tony Romero
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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 <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,880,310 (USA)
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To cut down on budget the scene where Kersey goes to cinema to meet Nathan, was actually at Cannon Film viewing theater. See more »

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When Kay Lenz' character arrives at the hospital, she is wearing white boots. Then she runs into the emergency room and she is in tennis shoes. In the next shot, she's back in white boots. See more »

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[as Frank Bauggs confronts Kersey sneaking into his apartment]
Frank Bauggs: What the fuck are you doing here?
Paul Kersey: I was making a sandwich.
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Using The Vigilante
19 February 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In Charles Bronson's fourth outing as vigilante killer Paul Kersey in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown, he's hired by mysterious millionaire John P. Ryan for his professional services. The daughter of female companion Kay Lenz just died from an overdose and Bronson killed the person responsible.

Ryan tells Bronson he's had a similar tragedy in his family, but with his connections and Bronson's skill he can really do a lot of damage to the drug trafficking in Los Angeles. So Bronson is off to do his thing. But all is definitely not as it seems. Especially since he's now taking on a higher level of crinals than just street punks as he did in the previous three Death Wish movies.

In the three previous Death Wish films Bronson has gone up the scale in terms of ingenuity in his public service homicides. He's not just a guy with a large gun any longer. You would definitely think that Bronson did this full time instead of just a sideline with his real job being an architect.

But let's just say the wool is truly pulled over his eyes in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown in a way I certainly couldn't believe. It makes the film quite unreal and down right dumb at times.

It's the weakest of the Death Wish series and let's let it go at that.


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