As principal photography was mostly filmed in London, the movie featured extras and background artists playing a variety of characters including police officers and gang members. Their audible dialogue, however, was in various English accents. This movie was set in New York City, and required American accents. As such, during post-production, director Michael Winner enlisted the assistance of the military personnel of the U.S. Air Force stationed in England to dub over the various English accents. See more »
When Kersey opens up the box with the LAWS missile launcher, he removes it and then loads one of the self-propelled missiles into it backwards. If it were fired in that orientation it would either blow up the launcher or exit the back of the launcher likely killing the person firing it. See more »
[as his entire gang has an opposing gang member pinned down]
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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 »
The version released on video in Norway in the '80s was a soft version (made for American television?) with no naked women and no bad language. Later versions shown on Norwegian television is the same as the original cinema version. See more »
Wow! What a movie! I can't get over how much I enjoy it! I watch this movie time and time again and enjoy it more and more. This is by far and way the best of the Death Wish series.
The directing is superb, (particularly the scene with Charles and Ed Lauter patrolling the streets shooting punks to a funky 70's soundtrack.)Winner builds up just the right amount of tension, action, humour and emotion at exactly the right moments. There is a high standard of acting on display here. Apart from Charles's flawless performance, there is a career best from Ed Lauter here as the vigilante cop. The plot is superbly written, the only drawback is, it was too short! (I hope they bring out a DVD version with extra scenes soon) Best Bit:- Hard to choose, there are so many classic scenes. Lookin for trouble ma'an? (You'll know what I mean when you see the film) Best Line:- Tell you what I'm gonna do. I'll kill a little old lady, just for you. Catch it on the 6 o'clock news!
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