Police Inspector Paul Fein (Bronson) copes with family troubles while also dealing with the possibility of advancement to police chief. Meanwhile, his son (Joe Penny) is investigating the murder of a banker.
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
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 »
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 »
Wait! Whatever you want. Whatever you need.
I don't need anything. But *you*. You need a bath!
[Pushes him into a vat of liquid plastic]
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Although rated not under 18, German Video-Version was cut to reduce violence See more »
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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