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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) Poster

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In this film, the theme played most in the action scenes were from Missing in Action (1984) and Invasion U.S.A. (1985).
The only 'Death Wish' film in which no bare breasts appear on screen.
Though star Charles Bronson and director J. Lee Thompson worked together nine times, this sequel was the only 'Death Wish' movie of the five film series that they made together.
To cut down on budget the scene where Kersey goes to cinema to meet Nathan, was actually at Cannon Film viewing theater.
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According to a printout read by a policeman, Kersey lives at 8200 Wilshire Boulevard in western Los Angeles.
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Kersey uses the alias "Paul Kimble" in this film. He also used the pseudonymous surname of "Kimble" in Death Wish II (1982) and in Death Wish 3 (1985). (Though according to the book 'Bronson's Loose' by Paul Tablot, Death Wish 4 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.)
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Gail Morgan Hickman re-wrote the entire script while filming. Charles Bronson constantly had problems with the dialog.
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Michael Winner, director of the first three films, showed no interest in directing Death Wish 4 because he had heard that Charles Bronson had a terrible experience filming Death Wish 3 (1985).
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Third and final 'Death Wish' movie that was made during the 1980s. The others were Death Wish II (1982) and Death Wish 3 (1985).
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First 'Death Wish' movie to have a subtitle as part of its film title. The next and final sequel also had one: Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994). An intended but unfilmed sixth movie was also to have a subtitle: 'Death Wish 6: The New Vigilante'. The first three movies did not have a title subtitle.
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This Charles Bronson movie was theatrically released between between his pictures Assassination (1987) and Messenger of Death (1988).
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Charles Bronson was about sixty-five years of age when he appeared in this movie.
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This movie was the second of two pictures starring Charles Bronson that were released during 1987. This film was first released in the USA in November of that year whilst Bronson's Assassination (1987) was released stateside earlier, at the beginning in January.
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This movie 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.
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This movie utilizes a storyline similar to that used in the classic Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo (1961). 'RetroJunk' writes that Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey "methodically eliminates gang members, first from one side and then the other, until one gang's paranoia about the other gang causes the two competitors to engage in a major confrontation that impacts both groups."
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This movie represents the seventh of nine teamings of director J. Lee Thompson with star actor Charles Bronson. The two first collaborated on St. Ives (1976), The White Buffalo (1977), Cabo Blanco (1980), 10 to Midnight (1983), The Evil That Men Do (1984) and Murphy's Law (1986). After this movie, they made Messenger of Death (1988) and Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989).
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The release of this movie represented the shortest window between 'Death Wish' movie sequels. It was only about two years after Death Wish 3 (1985) whereas the third picture followed about three years after Death Wish II (1982) which had followed the original Death Wish (1974) after about eight years. Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994) was then not made for about another seven years.
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Penultimate 'Death Wish' movie in the original five film series. Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994) would be the last.
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The studio, Cannon, wanted a more muscular sounding score for the action scenes and decided to re-use much of the music from their past action efforts Missing in Action (1984) and Invasion U.S.A. (1985).
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Some of the music cues from 10 to Midnight (1983), another Cannon picture, are used in this film.
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Kay Lenz is only 13 years older than Dana Barron.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The only 'Death Wish' sequel in which Paul Kersey does not revert to vigilantism due to an act of violence against a loved one. Erica (Kersey's girlfriend's daughter whose death motivates him to renew his sudden justice) died of a crack overdose from narcotics taken completely willingly. Technically, she did not get murdered and certainly did not get raped.

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