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Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)

Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters.

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Sal Paconi
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Chuck Paconi
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Brian Hoyle
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Hector Vasquez
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Janice Omori
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Chelsea Regent (as Erica Lancaster)
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Big Al
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Sharolyn Sparrow ...
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Storyline

New York's garment district has turns into Dodge City when mobster Tommy O'Shea muscles in on the fashion trade of his ex-wife Olivia Regent. Olivia is engaged to Paul Kersey, who provides a sense of security for herself and her daughter Chelsea. Olivia isn't impressed when Tommy tortures her manager, Big Al, so Tommy hires an enforcer named Freddie Flakes, who is a master of disguise. Freddie dons women's clothing to follow Olivia into a ladies' room, where he smashes her face into a mirror, causing permanent disfigurement. In the offices of D.A. Tony Hoyle and his associate Hector Vasquez, Paul and Olivia vow to see to it that Tommy is prosecuted. Later, Freddie and two of his men disguise themselves as cops, infiltrate Olivia's apartment, and shoot Olivia dead. Now Kersey is ready to take things into his own hands. Kersey follows Tommy's thug Chickie Paconi to the Paconi family bistro, where Kersey kills Chickie by lacing his cannelloni with cyanide. Next, Paul tricks Freddie out ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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No judge. No jury. No appeals. No deals. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, and for nudity and language | See all certifications »

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14 January 1994 (USA)  »

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Death Wish: The Face of Death  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,702,394 (USA)
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Trivia

The three previous films in the series were produced by The Cannon Group, Inc. In 1989, Cannon faced Chapter 11 bankruptcy and its financial records came under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Co-owners Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus also had a personal falling out during the collapse of their company. Golan soon launched his own company, 21st Century Film Corporation. The films of the new company tended to have small budgets and performed poorly at the box office. Meanwhile, the Death Wish films continued to enjoy popularity in the video and television market. Golan came up with the idea of a fifth film to serve as a much-needed hit for the company. See more »

Goofs

What might first appear as an error, when Paul opens his wall safe. He only dials 2 numbers. That is very possible, it's commonly called a "night latch". Often people dial the first 2 or 3 numbers leaving the safe to appear to be locked, but by dialing the last one or two numbers, you can open the safe quickly. See more »

Quotes

Paul Kersey: [Points gun to O'Shea] Guns make you nervous?
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Connections

Referenced in Jimmy Hollywood (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

OBSESSION
Performed by Piper Lawrence
Lyrics and Music by Bob Esty & Michele Alter
Produced by Bob Esty
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ANOTHER BRONSON CLASSIC! BRING ON DEATH WISH 6!
7 August 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Every Death Wish movie is a classic. They continue to get higher body counts and plenty of action. I never get sick of watching Bronson blow away these scumbags. All of Bronson's movies are great and I think he is by far the greatest actor that ever lived. My favorite films of Bronson have to be the later ones. Kinjite, Death Wish 1-5, Murphy's Law etc. Bronson had big budgets to work with and plenty of people to blow away. The ending of each Death Wish just gets better and better. Blowing people away with Rocket Launcher's, Cannon's, Bazooka's, throwing villain's into Acid. How can any action fan not love this stuff? My favorite Death Wish film is part 4. What a great plot and plenty of Bronson action but Part 5 is also very good and the Villian played by Parks does a really great job. I saw this film in a packed theater and fans were clapping and cheering for each Bronson kill, It was great! The DVD was even better. Death Wish 5 had a good plot and plenty of bad guys for Bronson to play with. I would really like to see Bronson make at least on more Death Wish movie. In part 5 his closing line was "Call me if you ever need any help." Well, Mr. Bronson today's action heroes are a joke and we could use your help to mop up these clowns. Guys like Vin Disel, Arnold, Stallone, Van Dam, Siegal to name a few. Even at your age these punks can't hold a candle to your acting or screen presence. I hope to see you again on the silver screen soon. That is my "Wish"


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