This was the first 'Death Wish' movie to be made after the Bernard Goetz vigilante shootings in New York. After this, Charles Bronson publicly stated that he recommended that people not imitate his character Paul Kersey from the 'Death Wish' movies. See more »
When Kersey Shoots The Thug Named Giggler He Shoots Him From Behind. When The Police Were Examining The Body There Was Just A Small Exit Wound. With The Wiledy Magnum The Entry Wound Would Have been Small Where The Exit Wound Would Have Been Huge. See more »
A shot during the end credits shows police cars and an ambulance and fire truck screaming down a street towards the epicenter of the riots. See more »
Although the UK cinema version was uncut the 1986 video release was cut by 13 secs by the BBFC with edits made to shorten the rape scene and to remove a shot of a half-naked woman being dragged away by thugs. All the cuts were waived in 2006. See more »
What a romp this is. The great Kersey (Charles Bronson), ignoring advice to lay low for a while (like ten years!), relocates his trigger finger and bad attitude to New York City.
A long sequence where Kersey runs the streets shooting at everything in sight redefines this as a crazy modern Western. All sense goes out the window and the angry vigilante's original reasons for revenge fade slowly into the bullet-ridden background.
You get exploded thugs, burning cars, bodies through glass, dozens of bullet-riddled corpses and a lurid directing style that is perfect for the material.
Not as fine as DEATH WISH 2, but fine, nevertheless.
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