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Death Wish (2018)

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Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.

Director:

Eli Roth

Writers:

Joe Carnahan (screenplay by), Brian Garfield (from the novel by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Paul Kersey
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Frank Kersey
Elisabeth Shue ... Lucy Kersey
Camila Morrone ... Jordan Kersey
Dean Norris ... Detective Kevin Raines
Beau Knapp ... Knox
Kimberly Elise ... Detective Leonore Jackson
Len Cariou ... Ben
Jack Kesy ... The Fish
Ronnie Gene Blevins ... Joe
Kirby Bliss Blanton ... Bethany
Andreas Apergis ... Belligerent Dad
Ian Matthews ... Ponytail
Wendy Crewson ... Dr. Jill Klavens
Warona Setshwaelo Warona Setshwaelo ... Nurse Carla
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Storyline

Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city's violence as it's rushed into his ER -until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts for his family's assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media's attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel...or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense action-thriller Death Wish. Written by MGM

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They came for his family. Now he's coming for them. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

After the script lay dormant for three years, it was announced in March of 2016 that Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, most noted for their film "Big Bad Wolves," had been hired to direct after gaining the approval of star Bruce Willis following their 2013 hit. However, after three months, the duo announced they were leaving the project, after MGM refused to allow them additional rewrites for the film. See more »

Goofs

The detectives recover Kersey's college ring. They visit him in the office and show him the ring. First, this ring would have been inventoried on scene. Second, even if they did bring him the ring, why didn't Kersey ask for it back? In fact, he doesn't even ask about the process of having the ring returned to him. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Punk Leader: Who are you?
Paul Kersey: Your last customer.
[Paul shoots the punk leader]
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Crazy Credits

The film's copyright date in the credits is 2017 rather than 2018. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US version removes some dialogue about F-1 firearms in the gun shop scene. It also removes a line in the conclusion, saying Chicago's crime rate has dropped for the first time in a year. These are present in non-US releases. See more »

Connections

Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Death Wish (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Back in Black
Written by Brian Johnson, Angus Young and Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Good action film, just don't take it too seriously
1 March 2018 | by SeafishmanSee all my reviews

Entertaining, witty, and aggressive; just what the Dr. ordered. Bruce Willis's performance does leave a bit to be desired, at times a bit too monotone in scenes where you wouldn't expect it and not always believable, but he still brings some of his typical charm. Hats off to Director Eli Roth who "saved the day" in my book when it came to some of those lesser moments. There were some glaring issues with the forensics aspect of the story and such that bothered me a bit, but, the movie was entertaining enough to let it go. Overall, sort of a mix between Die Hard and what a sequel to Unbreakable could have been. If you are looking for a bang-bang no-nonsense shoot 'em up, you might be a bit disappointed. If you want an action movie with a dose of comedy (and perhaps secretly tells what many anti-gun liberals are really feeling on the inside), then this it. Now, how about that Unbreakable sequel, someone?


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Wish See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,010,267, 4 March 2018

Gross USA:

$34,017,028

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,562,710
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Censored Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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