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Writers (WGA):
Brian Garfield (characters)
Michael Colleary (story) ...
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Release Date:
14 January 1994 (USA) See more »
Guns have their uses, it's idiots with guns that make me nervous See more »
Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Bronson ... Paul Kersey

Lesley-Anne Down ... Olivia Regent

Michael Parks ... Tommy O'Shea

Chuck Shamata ... Sal Paconi
Kevin Lund ... Chuck Paconi

Robert Joy ... Freddie 'Flakes'

Saul Rubinek ... Brian Hoyle

Miguel Sandoval ... Hector Vasquez

Kenneth Welsh ... Lt. Mickey King

Lisa Inouye ... Janice Omori
Erica Fairfield ... Chelsea Regent (as Erica Lancaster)
Jefferson Mappin ... Big Al
Michael Dunston ... Reg

Claire Rankin ... Maxine
Sharolyn Sparrow ... Dawn
Anna Starnino ... Sister
Elena Kudaba ... Housekeeper
Andrea Mann ... Hoyle's Wife
Scott Spidell ... Frankie
Tim MacMenamin ... Mickey
Sandro Limotta ... Angel
Alison Sealy-Smith ... Doctor (as Alison Sealey-Smith)
Michelle Moffat ... T.V. Reporter (as Michelle Moffatt)
Allan A. Goldstein ... Toy Store Clerk (as Allan Goldstein)
Marcello Meleca ... Hoyle's Boy (as Marcelle Meleca)
Tony Meyler ... Agent #1
Dougie Richardson ... Cab Driver
Tova Gallimore ... Model #1
Kimberley Cody ... Model #2
Mikki Greaves ... Model #3
Trish Olsthoorn ... Model #4
Jenni-Leigh Girard ... Model #5
Beverley Anderson ... Model #6
Lisa Heughan ... Model #7
Maxine Elaine ... Model
Kendal Hunter ... Model
Melissa Illes ... Model
Mara Matejic ... Model
Elle Patille ... Model (as Melissa Patile)
Jamie Jones ... Biker

Alison Reid ... Biker

Directed by
Allan A. Goldstein 
Writing credits
Brian Garfield (characters)

Michael Colleary (story) and
Allan A. Goldstein (story)

Allan A. Goldstein (screenplay)

Produced by
Ami Artzi .... executive producer
Menahem Golan .... executive producer
Helder Goncalves .... associate producer
Damian Lee .... producer
Original Music by
Terry Plumeri 
Cinematography by
Curtis Petersen 
Film Editing by
Patrick Rand 
Casting by
Kathy A. Smith 
Anne Tait 
Production Design by
Csaba András Kertész  (as Csaba A. Kertész)
Art Direction by
Ian Hall 
Set Decoration by
Jeff Cutler 
Costume Design by
Jay Du Boisson 
Makeup Department
Tim Mogg .... makeup artist
Cheree Van Dyk .... key makeup artist
Leon Van Dyk .... key hair stylist
Monique Venier .... 1st assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Yael Golan .... executive in charge of production
Helder Goncalves .... production manager
Mark S. Hoerr .... post-production supervisor
Michael Kohne .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Bradshaw .... first assistant director
Glenn MacIntosh .... third assistant director
Curtis Petersen .... second unit director
Marek Posival .... second assistant director
Andreas Schneider .... third assistant director
Art Department
Lawrence Brandridge .... construction coordinator
David Gruer .... lead set dresser
Kevin Pierson .... property master
Sound Department
Jimmy Busceme .... sound effects designer
Jeff Bushelman .... adr editor
Jeff Bushelman .... dialogue editor
Patrick Cabral .... foley walker (as Patrick David Cabral)
Gavin Coford .... boom operator
Lisle Engle .... additional sound effects
Matt Green .... sound effects designer
Matt Green .... supervising sound editor
Steve Hollenbeck .... adr mixer
Steve Hollenbeck .... foley mixer
Steve Hollenbeck .... sound effects mixer
Geoffrey H. Layne .... boom operator
T.A. Moore Jr. .... supervising re-recording mixer
Valentin Pricop .... sound mixer
Peter D. Saphier .... foley walker
Peter D. Saphier .... sound recordist
Duce Vines .... sound effects designer
Special Effects by
Ron Craig .... special effects
François Dagenais .... special effects makeup
Jeff Marsh .... special effects
Peter Phillips .... special effects
Stan Zuwala .... special effects
Marco Bianco .... stunts
Mark Brunzell .... utility stunts
Eric Bryson .... stunt double: Frankie
Jennifer Burton .... stunts (as Jennifer Jarrett)
Randy Butcher .... stunt double: Sal
Shane Cardwell .... stunts
Watson Carlson .... stunt double: Reg
Ho Chow .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt double: Olivia
Rick Forsayeth .... stunts
Ted Hanlan .... stunts
Mic Jones .... stunt performer
Mike Jones .... stunts
Mike Lee .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunts
Patrick Mark .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Christine McMahon .... stunts
Sue Parker .... stunts (as Susan Parker)
Ken Quinn .... stunts
Colin Buck Randall .... stunts (as Buck Randall)
Bryan Renfro .... stunts
J.P. Romano .... stunt coordinator
J.P. Romano .... stunt double: Paul
Helen Scott .... stunts
John Stead .... stunts
Jamie Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
Mic Jones .... fire stunt rigger (uncredited)
Steve Lucescu .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Larry A. McLean .... stunts (uncredited)
Alison Reid .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bickel .... best boy grip
Yvon Comeau .... best boy electric
Gilles Corbeil .... Steadicam operator
Gilles Corbeil .... camera operator
Richard Eagan .... focus puller: "b" camera
Lou Gruzelier .... second assistant camera
Bill Heintz .... key grip
Rick Kearney .... first assistant camera
John Medland .... still photographer
Doug Nelson .... second assistant camera
Durwin Partridge .... focus puller
Curtis Petersen .... camera operator: "a" camera
Doug Reid .... gaffer
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvie Bonniere .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Leslie D'Brass .... color timer
Erika Goldthwaite .... negative cutter (as Erika Wolff)
Catherine Rankin .... negative cutter
Location Management
Aine Furey .... location manager
Tony Liman .... location manager
Music Department
Richard C. Allen .... music editor
David Bondelevitch .... music editor: temp
Brian Gendece .... music supervisor
Alec Head .... music engineer
Terry Plumeri .... orchestrator
Ross Wright .... orchestrator
Alec Head .... music mixer (uncredited)
Terry Plumeri .... conductor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Eric Beldowski .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Gary Brown .... car wrangler
Menahem Golan .... presenter
Barbara Gordon .... script supervisor
Gaille Ledrew .... production coordinator
Andrea Mann .... choreographer
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Death Wish: The Face of Death" - USA (DVD box title)
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Rated R for strong violence, and for nudity and language
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Canada:18A | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (self applied) (2002) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1994) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1994) | Germany:18 (original rating) (cut) | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2017) (uncut) | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (uncut) (2005) | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Norway:15 (DVD rating) (uncut) (2005) | Philippines:R-18 | Singapore:M18 | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (2005) | USA:R (certificate #32637)
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Did You Know?

Ami Artzi is credited as the executive producer of the film. He was the president of the 21st Century Film Corporation, working directly under Menahem Golan.See more »
Revealing mistakes: After Paul explodes the volleyball in Freddie's hands, Freddie is engulfed in flames from the waist up, but after he falls to the driveway, his hair is shown intact, not even singed.See more »
Paul Kersey:[Points gun to O'Shea] Guns make you nervous?
Tommy O'Shea:[Has his hands up] What do you want me to do?... Beg, you son of a bitch?
[In a praying position]
Tommy O'Shea:Please, PLEASE!
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A step up from the previous entry, 10 January 2004
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

With his cousin and long-time partner Yoram Globus gone after the private feud that errupted when Cannon Films went bankrupt, Menahem Golan turned to schlock producers Ami Artzi and Damian Lee to produce the fifth entry of the series. Surprisingly, especially considering the general quality of their output, they manage to improve on the poor quality of DEATH WISH 4. The production values (as low budget as they may be) aren't as cheap as they were before, Bronson is a bit more lively in his performance, and the screenplay tries more for a story of substance. What really makes the movie fun at times is its twisted sense of humor. There's some nice black comic-moments, such as with one particular mobster's funeral scene, or the later plastic wrap sequence. Even better is Michael Parks' performance as the chief bad guy. His various comments (improvised?) about anything are hilarious, and he lays on the ham very thickly to be a lot of fun to watch.

It still could have been better. One of the two big problems with the movie is that it takes about half of the movie for Bronson to start his rampage of vengeance. Even with Parks' entertaining performance, you'll likely be squirming in your seat with impatience for Bronson to get it on. And when he *does* get it on, it's kind of underwhelming - there's not much of a body count, and the length of time between kills is relentlessly padded. At least the end results are not the worst way the series could have ended. (By the way, Golan actually announced "Death Wish 6: The New Vigilante" in the trade papers not long after this one was released, though his company going bankrupt put an end to that plan.)

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