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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:

No judge. No jury. No appeals. No deals. 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:

Canada See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The relationship between Charles Bronson and Menahem Golan went downhill during filming, to the point where Bronson would only communicate with Golan through director Allan A. Goldstein. See more »

Goofs

When Paul sets off the alarm with the soccer ball, Freddie is in the process of having his hair shampooed by his girlfriend. He immediately runs downstairs and outside at the sound of the alarm, yet Freddie's hair is bone dry. See more »

Quotes

Mama Paconi: [Chuck is eating a cannoli] Listen to me... If you keep eating that cannoli, your gonna turn into a blimp.
Chuck Paconi: [With a smile on his face] But I'm gonna be a happy blimp
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Follows Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

SPIN
Written and Performed by O.T.D.
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User Reviews

Go Charlie!
2 July 1999 | by PauldoSee all my reviews

Whatever you do, don't shack up with Paul Kersey, or you'll regret it - The fifth outing for Bronson in his famous vigilante series. Even in his 70's gunning down scum is never on the bottom of his priorities list. Now any movie ending with a Roman numeral may put off some people, but this movie is totally enjoyable and you'll cheer Charles everytime he guns down members of the mob headed by a very nasty mob boss. The Death Wish quintology ranks right up there with the Godfather and Star Wars Trilogy.


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