Despite Lieutenant Frank Ochoa's order to leave New York permanently in Death Wish (1974), Paul Kersey is back in the city to visit an old friend after taking down Nirvana's gang of savage thugs in Death Wish II (1982). But, death seems to follow the grizzled executioner, and after a shocking discovery, Kersey cuts a deal with the Police Chief, Richard Shriker: kill as many creeps as he wants, provided that he keeps the police informed. This time, Paul means business, and as the sadistic gang of the unhinged sociopath, Manny Fraker, terrorises the tenants of a run-down tenement building, and the entire neighbourhood, Kersey's brand-new .475 Wildey Magnum alone is not going to cut it. Can "The Vigilante" bring peace back to the once-quiet region?Written by
The myriad of quotes from actor Alex Winter are from the documentary Electric Boogalo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films. In it, he has only negative memories of the movie, as do most of the other interviewees, which is how the doc was obviously intentionally edited, almost like a hatchet piece. See more »
When Fraker incapacitates Kathryn (Deborah Raffin) in her car, his thug, without any key, switches the transmission to neutral so the car will roll downhill. In automatic transmission, it is very complicated to put in neutral without a key. It involves crawling underneath the car with the wheels blocked. If done without blocking wheels on a hill, the car will immediately starts rolling down and crush whoever is tampering with it underneath. See more »
[after watching Kersey make his own bullets for half an hour]
You load the shells yourself?
Nothing's too good for our friends!
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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 syndicated network TV version has at least one alternate take: During the gang rape of Maria in the gang's headquarters, the WPIX TV version shows her screaming with her arms crossed in front of her chest, while the theatrical version shows her screaming with a clear shot of her bare breasts. The TV footage is extremely grainy and badly spliced into the film. See more »
Again architect Paul Kersey turned vigilante and taking the law into his own hands
Third entry with excessive violence concerns about Paul Kersey, a middle-age New York architect and become into vigilante. He goes to L.A. to visit a good friend who's killed by furious band led by a punk (O'Herlihy). Meantime he's accused and jailed, but is freed by chief police(Ed Lauter)with whom agrees attack the gangs. Furthermore, Kersey knows a beautiful lawyer(Debora Raffin) and old Vietnam veteran(Martin Balsam). He stalks the slums of L.A. and takes the law into his own hands, searching vengeance on crooks, hoodlums, muggers, making the neighborhood safer.
This new outing contains suspense, noisy action-packed, gun-play and lots of violence.Bronson with his usual stoic acting displays amount of weapons arsenal such as a special Magnum, greatest than ¨Harry the Dirty¨ and a machine gun killing nasties.Furthermore, appear as secondary casting, Alex Winter(Adventures of Bill and Ted) as a heinous hoodlum and Marina Sirtis( Star Trek) as a young women submitted to a brutal rape. This is an extremely violent sequel to the successful 1974 movie, that's , of course,the best from the series. The motion picture is middling directed by Michael Winner such as the previous films. It's followed by worst sequels : ¨Death Wish 4 : The crackdown¨(1987) directed by J.Lee Thompson and ¨Death Wish: The face of death¨(1994) directed by Allan Goldstein.
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