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Death Wish II (1982)

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Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Kersey
... Geri Nichols
... Det. Frank Ochoa
... New York D.A.
... Herman Baldwin
... Inspector Lt. Mankiewicz
... Carol Kersey
Silvana Gallardo ... Rosario
... Fred McKenzie
Michael Prince ... Elliott Cass
... Deputy Comm. Hawkins
... New York Police Comm.
... Nirvana (as Thomas Duffy)
... Stomper
Stuart K. Robinson ... Jiver
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Paul Kersey, the vigilante, now lives in LA with his daughter, who is still recovering from her attack. He also has a new woman in his life. One day while with them, Kersey is mugged by some punks, Kersey fights back, but they get away. The leader, wanting to get back at Kersey, goes to his house, but Kersey and his daughter Carol are not there. The muggers rape his housekeeper, and when Kersey and his daughter arrive, they knock him out and kidnap her. After they assault her, she leaps out of a window to her death. Kersey then grabs his gun and goes after them. When the LA authorities, deduce they have a vigilante, they decide to consult with New York, who had their vigilante problem. Now the New York officials, knowing that Kersey lives in LA, fears that he's back to his old habit. Fearing that Kersey, when caught will reveal that they let him go instead of prosecuting him send Inspector Ochoa to make sure that doesn't happen. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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He's planning to clean up the city. His way! See more »


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19 February 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Sentence  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,871,487, 7 March 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,000,000
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Trivia

This Charles Bronson movie was theatrically released between his pictures Death Hunt (1981) and 10 to Midnight (1983). See more »

Goofs

There are obvious spotlights in the background when Charles Wilson makes his escape. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Elliott Cass: Betty's giving a new building party next Thursday. We'd like you to join us.
Paul Kersey: I'll be there.
Elliott Cass: Are you sure you're free?
Paul Kersey: What else would I be doing?
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Lady, you scream and disturb the neighbors, we'll cut you into little pieces and eat you for dinner!
27 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

Well, we don't get the great Herbie Hancock score of the first movie, but we do get Jill Ireland, Mrs. Bronson, in one of her last films, directed as Death Wish I and III, by Michael Winner.

We also get what I feel is the biggest collection of scumbags ever assembled. Thomas F. Duffy as Nirvana, Kevyn Major Howard as Stomper, Stuart K. Robinson as Jiver, Laurence Fishburne as Cutter, and E. Lamont Johnson as Punkut. It was fitting that the first kill occurred in a rat- infested building, and the last was an electrocution.

Vincent Gardenia is back to track down Kersey after he starts again in Los Angeles.

Unlike the serious and tragic first film, this is more focused and revenge-oriented. A good film, nonetheless.


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