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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 »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$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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Trivia

Saul Rubinek had a cameo in Death Wish (1974)'s subway scene, as a punk wearing a U.S. flag-embossed motorcycle jacket. In this film, 20 years later, he's billed seventh as an NYPD detective. See more »

Goofs

On the Region 1 NTSC/DVD Widescreen, at 28:48 you can clearly see a Canada Post Gray Mailbox (circa 1995 - Toronto) behind a cement pillar and a US Postal Service Blue Mailbox next to it approx 12 feet away, in the same frame. See more »

Quotes

[Tommy O'Shea is taking his daughter with him, he tosses some papers at Paul, while Sal and Chuck Paconi look on]
Tommy O'Shea: Read 'em and weep, she's coming with me.
Paul Kersey: Like hell she is.
[Paul punches Tommy, but Sal and Chuck grab Paul and hit him from behind with a log, knocking him unconscious, Sal and Chuck then proceed to help Tommy get up]
Tommy O'Shea: Son of a bitch is quick.
[Tommy, Sal, and Chuck leave the house]
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Alternate Versions

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

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Soundtracks

FAR AWAY LOVE
Written and Performed by Patrick Tuzzolino
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User Reviews

 
better than part 4
19 June 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Charles Bronsan is back for the last time playing Paul Kersey. This outing he's fighting the Mafiso backed Unions after his fiancé gets disfigured and later killed. He also must save his fiancé's daughter who is also the daughter of the head Union boss. Contary to public perception, this isn't the worst of the series (that dubious honor would go to part 4). No this film is a step up from the previous one, and while it's not as great as part 3 was, it's still a pretty good watch. This was also Bronson's last theatrical film and I shed a tear when I heard of the great actors passing. He will be missed.

My Grade: B-

Eye Candy: Sharolyn Sparrow gets topless, as do some extras.


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