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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)

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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Art Sanella
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Al Arroyo
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Jack Romero
Dan Ferro ...
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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Death Wish 4 - Das Weiße im Auge  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,466,557, 8 November 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,880,310
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This was Charles Bronson's fifth picture to feature the word "Death" in the title. Death Hunt (1981) and Messenger of Death (1988) were others. Bronson made seven movies with this word in the title, five of them being in the 'Death Wish' series. The final time would be in Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994), where the word appeared twice. See more »

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Ramp visible behind a parked car when police car flips, which disappears in the next shot. See more »

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Ed Zacharias: [shaking his birthday present box] Should I call the bomb squad?
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References Off Beat (1986) See more »

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The Hunger
Written, Arranged, Performed and Produced by Michael Bishop
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Using The Vigilante
19 February 2008 | by 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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