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Death Wish 3 (1985)

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Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Don Jakoby (as Michael Edmonds), Brian Garfield (characters created by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Paul Kersey
Deborah Raffin ... Kathryn Davis
Ed Lauter ... Richard Shriker
Martin Balsam ... Bennett
Gavan O'Herlihy ... Fraker
Kirk Taylor ... Giggler
Alex Winter ... Hermosa
Tony Spiridakis ... Angel
Ricco Ross ... The Cuban
Tony Britts Tony Britts ... Tulio
David Crean David Crean ... Hector
Nelson Fernandez Nelson Fernandez ... Chaco
Alan Cooke Alan Cooke ... Punk at Car
Bob Lee Dysinger ... Punk at Car (as Bob Dysinger)
Topo Grajeda Topo Grajeda ... Garcia
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Storyline

Paul Kersey, New York City architect and part-time vigilante, returns from L.A. to visit an old friend. Instead, he must avenge his death by fighting youth gangs. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Charles Bronson. If he can't find justice...he'll make his own! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA | Israel | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Wish III See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,319,116, 3 November 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,116,878, 15 December 1985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,945,171
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Rankcolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kathryn Davis: I hope you like chicken. It's the only thing I know how to make.
Paul Kersey: Chicken's good. I like chicken.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Unmask (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Eine kleine Nachtmusik
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Walter Warren
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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User Reviews

Ridiculously enjoyable urban romp
14 January 2004 | by fertilecelluloidSee all my reviews

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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