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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown -- In this tension-filled sequel, Charles Bronson, as vigilante Paul Kersey, loses his new wife and almost dies himself after an attack by thugs.  Despite having vowed to renounce violence, Kersey decides to arm himself and avenge his wife's death.  A virulent, charged intensity from the start to finish.


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Release Date:
6 November 1987 (USA) See more »
The biggest Death Wish ever! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Bronson ... Paul Kersey

Kay Lenz ... Karen Sheldon

John P. Ryan ... Nathan White

Perry Lopez ... Ed Zacharias
George Dickerson ... Detective Reiner

Soon-Tek Oh ... Det. Phil Nozaki (as Soon-Teck Oh)

Dana Barron ... Erica Sheldon
Jesse Dabson ... Randy Viscovich

Peter Sherayko ... Nick Franco
James Purcell ... Vince Montono
Michael Russo ... Danny Moreno

Danny Trejo ... Art Sanella
Daniel Sabia ... Al Arroyo

Mike Moroff ... Jack Romero
Dan Ferro ... Tony Romero

Tom Everett ... Max Green

David Fonteno ... Frank Bauggs

Michael Wise ... Romero's Hood

Irwin Keyes ... Bauggs's Chauffeur

Tim Russ ... Jesse
Héctor Mercado ... JoJo Ross (as Hector Mercado)
Derek Rydall ... Kid with Long Hair

Mark Pellegrino ... Punk
Connie Hair ... Angie
Craig Curtis ... White's Chauffeur
Margaret Howell ... Rape Victim
Gary Rooney ... Masked Man #1
J.P. Romano ... Masked Man #2
Tony Borgia ... Masked Man #3
Michelle Michaels ... Marilyn - Kersey's Secretary
Charles Robinson ... Editor (as Charles Knox Robinson)
Gerald Castillo ... Lieutenant Higuera
Timothy Dale Agee ... Young Cop (as Timothy Agee)
Jason Scura ... Cop
Linda Bukowski ... Police Officer
David J. Partington ... Morgue Attendant
Bruce Hensel ... Dr. Rosenblatt
Michael MacDuff ... Doctor
Sheila Gale Kandlbinder ... Nurse (as Sheila Gale)
Joan Carangi ... Nurse
Katrina Holden Bronson ... Nurse (as Katrina Holden)
Noa Scott ... Nurse
Gretchen Bryn ... Intern
Gene Bori ... Restaurant Owner

Robert Axelrod ... Italian Restaurant Bartender
Don Shapiro ... Bus Boy

Mitch Pileggi ... Cannery Lab Foreman
Alan Berger ... Watchman
Gene LeBell ... Cannery Guard

Roydon Clark ... Cannery Worker
Dale Robinette ... Sham Cop
Russell Solberg ... Police Car Driver

Richard Aherne ... The Real Nathan White (as Richard Nugent-Aherne)
Terry Ward ... White's Butler
Art Frankel ... Pool Party Bartender
Tyaes Connolly ... Party Guest
Elizabeth Scherrer ... Party Guest
Debbie Solomon ... Party Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patrick Thomas ... Roller Rink Punk (uncredited)

Danny Webb ... Zacharias' Man (uncredited)

Shawn Wilson ... Arcade Player (uncredited)

Directed by
J. Lee Thompson 
Writing credits
Brian Garfield (characters)

Gail Morgan Hickman (written by)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... executive producer
Menahem Golan .... executive producer
Pancho Kohner .... producer
Original Music by
John Bisharat 
Paul McCallum 
Valentine McCallum 
Cinematography by
Gideon Porath (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Lee-Thompson  (as Peter Lee Thompson)
Casting by
Perry Bullington 
Robert MacDonald 
Art Direction by
Whitney Brooke Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Mark Haskins  (as Mark Andrew Haskins)
Makeup Department
Annette E. Fabrizi .... hair stylist (as Annette Fabrizi)
Carla M. Fabrizi .... key hair stylist (as Carla Fabrizi)
Carla M. Fabrizi .... key makeup artist (as Carla Fabrizi)
Carla M. Fabrizi .... key prosthetics (as Carla Fabrizi)
Lesa Nielsen .... makeup artist
Lesa Nielsen .... prosthetics artist
Production Management
Michael Alden .... post-production supervisor
Marc S. Fischer .... production supervisor
Alain Jakubowicz .... post-production supervisor
Roni Ya'ackov .... executive in charge of production (as Rony Yacov)
John Zane .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert J. Doherty .... first assistant director
Robert C. Ortwin Jr. .... second assistant director
Art Department
Scott Ambrose .... on-set dresser (as Scott W. Ambrose)
Phil Brandes .... set dresser
Edwin M. Brewer .... property master (as Edwin Brewer)
Mark Heiner .... property assistant (as Mark X. Heiner)
Daniel Isackson .... property assistant
Jim C. Johnson .... set dresser (as Jim Johnson)
Mary E.A. Meyer .... art department coordinator
Scott J. Mulvaney .... lead man
David E. Robinson .... swing gang (as Dave Robinson)
Drew Williams .... swing gang (as Drew C. Williams)
Sound Department
Corey Bailey .... re-recording mixer
Craig Felburg .... sound mixer
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Cameron Hamza .... boom operator
Michael Hellwig .... dialogue assistant
Mike Le Mare .... supervising sound editor (as Mike Le-Mare)
Frank A. Montaño .... re-recording mixer (as Frank Montano)
Anthony Palk .... dialogue editor (as Tony Palk)
Joel Racheff .... cable man
Carolann Sanchez-Shapiro .... foley assistant (as Carolann Sanchez)
Steve Schwalbe .... assistant sound editor
Gary Shepherd .... sound editor
Karola Storr .... foley editor
Richard Burton .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gretchen Van Zeebroeck .... production assistant
Michael Wood .... special effects supervisor
Mike Edmonson .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Mike Edmonson .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Tony Borgia .... stunt double: Charles Bronson
Brad Bovee .... stunt player
Bobby Burns .... stunt player (as Bobby A. Burns)
Richard E. Butler .... stunt player
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunt player (as Carl Nick Ciarfalio)
Danny Costa .... stunt player
Yannick Derrien .... stunt player
Debbie Evans .... stunt player
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunt player (as Tom Harper)
Lane Leavitt .... stunt player
Paul McCallum .... stunt player
Buck McDancer .... stunt player
Bobby McLaughlin .... stunt player
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (as Ernie Orsatti)
Noon Orsatti .... stunt player
Jimmy Ortega .... stunt player
Manny Perry .... stunt player (as Manuel Perry)
Diane Peterson .... stunt player
Carol Leslie Rees .... stunt player
J.P. Romano .... stunt double
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunt player
Mike Tillman .... stunt player (as Michael Tillman)
Ted White .... stunt player
Tom Sarmento .... stunts (uncredited)
Jason White .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John D. Babin .... grip
Robert J. Babin .... key grip
Arik Bernstein .... additional camera operator
Anthony Caldwell .... electrician
Michael J. Coo .... dolly grip (as Michael Coo)
Alicia Craft .... additional second assistant camera
Bruce DeAragon .... assistant camera trainee (as Bruce De Aragon)
Sam Gart .... additional camera operator
Richard Haas .... additional first assistant camera
Christopher Hager .... best boy grip
Nick Infield .... second assistant camera
Larry Liddell .... best boy electrician
Scott Lieu .... grip
Dale Myrand .... additional second assistant camera
Tom Neuwirth .... director of photography: second unit
Deana Newcomb .... still photographer
John Overacker .... equipment technician
Paul F. Petzoldt .... gaffer
Guy Skinner .... first assistant camera
Vance Trussell .... electrician (as Phillip V. Trussell)
John E. Vohlers .... electrician (as John Vohlers)
Owen Stephens .... electrician: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dennis Hansen .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dallas D. Dornan .... set costumer (as Dallas Dornan)
Hagit Farber .... costumer assistant (as Hagit Jacqueline Farber)
Michael W. Hoffman .... costume supervisor (as Michael Hoffman)
Editorial Department
Mary E. Jochem .... first assistant editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production coordinator
Christopher Notarthomas .... second assistant editor (as Christopher J. Notarthomas)
Angelo Russo .... color timer
Josh Taft .... apprentice editor (as Joshua Alan Taft)
Anne-Marie Vitello .... negative cutter
Ron Vitello .... negative cutter
Thomas Paul Croce .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Larry Pearson .... location manager
Kevin B. Piatt .... location assistant (as Kevin Piatt)
Music Department
Elissa Assa .... music editor
John Bisharat .... music performer
Paula Erickson .... music supervisor
Stephanie Lee .... music coordinator
Peter Lewis .... music mixer (as Peter T. Lewis)
Paul McCallum .... music performer
Valentine McCallum .... music performer
Robert O. Ragland .... music consultant
Transportation Department
Jimmy Jones .... transportation coordinator
Jeff F. Renfro .... transportation captain (as Jeffrey S. Renfro)
Joel Renfro .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Wenden K. Baldwin .... title designer
Joe Benn .... production assistant
M. Ginanne Carpenter .... office production assistant
Karin Cooper .... script supervisor
Bob Hadler .... supplier: Mazda and Chrysler products
Barbara A. Hall .... production coordinator
Gretchen Iverson .... production assistant (as Gretchen Iversen)
Sheila Gale Kandlbinder .... stand-in (as Sheila Gale)
Johnny Karls .... production assistant (as John F. Karls)
John F. McCarthy .... stand-in
Thomas Titus McCue .... production assistant
Patricia G. Payró .... assistant to producer
Emily Rice .... production auditor (as Emily J. Rice)
Kyle Seidenbaum .... title designer
Tony Stanford .... executive trainee
Bob Wishnefsky .... craft service (as Robert Wishnefsky)
Joe Rose .... medic on-location (uncredited)
Joe Straw .... production accountant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
99 min | Finland:91 min (cut version) | Norway:94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R18+ | Belgium:16 (video rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (2005) (uncut) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (self applied) (2005) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1990) | Finland:(Banned) (cut) (1988) | France:Tous publics | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Norway:15 (DVD rating) (2005) | Portugal:M/16 | Russia:16+ | Singapore:M18 | Spain:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #28741) | West Germany:18 (BPjM restricted)

Did You Know?

Kay Lenz is only 13 years older than Dana Barron.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Ramp visible behind parked car when police car flips.See more »
Paul Kersey:Not great, but pretty damn good.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Blue Velvet (1986)See more »
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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The best Charles Bronson..., 9 September 2000
Author: Ferran Gimenez from Barcelona, Spain

Yes, I saw this film for the first time the other day, and I was really amazed. It´s a non-stop action movie. Charles Bronson goes out to catch the big ones this time, not just four or five punks!!...

The opening scene is the best of the film. And the rest of it has the same rhythm.

Don´t miss it!!.

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