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Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)

Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters.

Director:

Allan A. Goldstein

Writers:

Brian Garfield (characters), Michael Colleary (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Paul Kersey
Lesley-Anne Down ... Olivia Regent
Michael Parks ... Tommy O'Shea
Chuck Shamata ... Sal Paconi
Kevin Lund Kevin Lund ... Chuck Paconi
Robert Joy ... Freddie 'Flakes'
Saul Rubinek ... Brian Hoyle
Miguel Sandoval ... Hector Vasquez
Kenneth Welsh ... Lt. Mickey King
Lisa Inouye ... Janice Omori
Erica Fairfield Erica Fairfield ... Chelsea Regent (as Erica Lancaster)
Jefferson Mappin ... Big Al
Michael Dunston Michael Dunston ... Reg
Claire Rankin ... Maxine
Sharolyn Sparrow Sharolyn Sparrow ... Dawn
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Storyline

New York's garment district has turns into Dodge City when mobster Tommy O'Shea muscles in on the fashion trade of his ex-wife Olivia Regent. Olivia is engaged to Paul Kersey, who provides a sense of security for herself and her daughter Chelsea. Olivia isn't impressed when Tommy tortures her manager, Big Al, so Tommy hires an enforcer named Freddie Flakes, who is a master of disguise. Freddie dons women's clothing to follow Olivia into a ladies' room, where he smashes her face into a mirror, causing permanent disfigurement. In the offices of D.A. Tony Hoyle and his associate Hector Vasquez, Paul and Olivia vow to see to it that Tommy is prosecuted. Later, Freddie and two of his men disguise themselves as cops, infiltrate Olivia's apartment, and shoot Olivia dead. Now Kersey is ready to take things into his own hands. Kersey follows Tommy's thug Chickie Paconi to the Paconi family bistro, where Kersey kills Chickie by lacing his cannelloni with cyanide. Next, Paul tricks Freddie out ... Written by Todd Baldridge

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Guns have their uses, it's idiots with guns that make me nervous See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and for nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Wish: The Face of Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$503,936, 17 January 1994

Gross USA:

$1,702,394

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,702,394
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Company Credits

Production Co:

21st Century Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was not the first time writer/director Allan A. Goldstein and star Charles Bronson had worked together. In the early '80s the pair had an action film set up at Warner Bros. called "No Way Back", that was never made. See more »

Goofs

What might first appear as an error, when Paul opens his wall safe. He only dials 2 numbers. That is very possible, it's commonly called a "night latch". Often people dial the first 2 or 3 numbers leaving the safe to appear to be locked, but by dialing the last one or two numbers, you can open the safe quickly. See more »

Quotes

Tommy O'Shea: Wait! Whatever you want. Whatever you need.
Paul Kersey: I don't need anything. But *you*. You need a bath!
[Pushes him into a vat of liquid plastic]
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Alternate Versions

Although rated not under 18, German Video-Version was cut to reduce violence See more »

Connections

References Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

WHAT I WAS DREAMIN' OF
Performed by Laurie Beechman
Lyrics and Music by David Friedman
Produced by David Friedman
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User Reviews

Charles "Street Justice" Bronson!
28 March 2001 | by snivlem138See all my reviews

Death Wish 5 is my least favorite of the series. I enjoyed watching it though, but if I weren't a big fan of Bronson movies where he "plays by his own rules" or is dishing out some brutal "street justice" perhaps I wouldn't like it as much.

The villains in it were really sleazy and evil, so you enjoy watching them die. But then again, isn't that the same for every one of the Death Wish films?


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