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Shortly after she moves into her own flat in Brighton, Bella finds she is being spied on and generally harassed by a man living across from her. Finally driven to solving the problem with a... See full summary »

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Michael Winner

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Helen Zahavi (novel), Michael Winner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lia Williams ... Bella
Rufus Sewell ... Tim
Michael Cule Michael Cule ... Norman
David McCallum ... Reggie
Christopher Ryan ... Small One
Sean Pertwee ... The Quiet One
Nicholas Hewetson Nicholas Hewetson ... Bitter One
Christopher Adamson ... Serial Killer
Jack Galloway Jack Galloway ... David
Matthew Marsh ... Bascombe
Ian Richardson ... Nimrod
Shaughan Seymour Shaughan Seymour ... Charles
Mark Burns ... Mr. Brown
David Schaal ... Stan
Matthew Long Matthew Long ... Gun Shop Assistant
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Storyline

Shortly after she moves into her own flat in Brighton, Bella finds she is being spied on and generally harassed by a man living across from her. Finally driven to solving the problem with a hammer, she realises she is then ready for a crusade against other such problem males. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Bella has decided to take out a few men.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death is Waiting See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On the board on the front of the gun shop, the telephone number has had the area code changed from 0727, St. Albans, Hertfordshire to 0273, Brighton, East Sussex where the film is set. See more »

Goofs

At the country pub: the litter bin in which the gun is hidden has a lot of foliage behind it but when Bella picks up the gun and holds it the foliage has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Bitter One: Have you ever been penetrated from behind?
Small One: [Notices Bella get something from her bag] She's got an alarm.
Bitter One: No one ever comes. No one will even hear.
Bella: I know!
Bitter One: Bend over the hood!
The Quiet One: Chop chop!
Small One: Three city slickers, inside your knickers...
Bitter One: Get on with it...
[Bella shoots Small One in the abdomen]
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Alternate Versions

Although the cinema version was uncut the 1995 video release was cut by 1 min 22 secs by the BBFC to reduce blows from a hammer murder, a man being suffocated with a plastic bag, and suggested shots of oral sex and Bella vomiting during the car park rape scene. The 2006 DVD release features the same cut print. See more »

Connections

References Mean Streets (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Summer Song
written by Richard Goby and Laurence Carrington-Windo
published by Sony Music Publishing
performed by Bedazzled
courtesy of Columbia Records
Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd
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Sickening and inept vigilante flick.
3 July 2001 | by McBuffSee all my reviews

A reverse gender "Death Wish" has doe-eyed Lia Williams as Bella, who encounters several oversexed, repulsive men, who are all interested in one thing (and it ain't football!). Hard to believe that director Winner actually made a handful of decent films in the early seventies, because this film is offensively stupid and violent with giant lapses in logic and character motivation. Every male character (=caricature) is presented as a horny git, who eventually suffers Bella's revenge, but so what? After the Death Wish sequels, Bullseye, Parting Shots and now this, Winner should definitely NOT quit his day job as a restaurant critic.

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