Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the... See full summary »
J. Lee Thompson
Trish Van Devere,
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
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 »
[Olivia's factory at night, Reg is putting some pamphlets away when Tommy O'Shea, joined by Sal and Chuck Paconi arrive]
[Reg turns around, but before he can do anything, Sal and Chuck grab hold of him]
Little Reggie been telling tales and talking out of school, now who little Reggie been talking to?
I ain't said nothing to nobody but you, you piece of white-trash!
I had no idea you were so prejudice.
[Reg spits on Tommy's shoes]
I usually got a shine with that.
[to Sal and Chuck]
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What a massive and regretful shame and lost it was that our good old beloved screen legend Charles Bronson passed away last august. Suddenly it meant that a great and talented actor and certainly one of the toughest and coolest action flick stars ever was gone forever and it also killed all the hope to ever get the final sixth episode in the "Death wish" saga. I know it was extremely unlike dream but right until I heard the sad and shocking news somehow part of me was always hoping for him to still make a return to the shoes of Paul Kersey for the very last time. At least the minor possibility was there. Unfortunately this was one of the last films of his respectably long career. Bronson was aged and tired but his acting was nevertheless still enjoyable. If I only look at "Death Wish V: The Face of Death" as an individual action movie it's definitely pretty senseless, simple, ordinary and cheesy. But that would be a mistake. The only proper way to see this film is to consider it as the fifth part of the famous motion picture series and at least when I personally watch it with this in mind I can only admit: in the end it's far from being all that bad.
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