The phrase "Dr. Davis telephone please, Dr. Davis telephone please" (when Bennett is in the hospital) was used in the intro "T.n.T. (Terror 'n Tinseltown)" of the the album "Dr. Feelgood" by Mötley Crüe. See more »
The police chief explicitly states that handguns are illegal in New York City early in the film. Yet in the climax, many concerned citizens have their own handguns. Where did they get them from, if ownership of them is illegal in the city? 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 »
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 »
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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