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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Kersey
... Frank Kersey
... Lucy Kersey
... Jordan Kersey
... Detective Kevin Raines
... Knox
... Detective Leonore Jackson
... Ben
... The Fish
... Joe
... Bethany
... Belligerent Dad
... Ponytail
... Dr. Jill Klavens
... 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

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


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

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2 March 2018 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,010,267, 4 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,017,028
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Trivia

Director Eli Roth was influenced by the Chicago "drill" sound and used a lot of Chicago music in the film. He also worked with composer Ludwig Goransson to blend elements of drill music into the score to create a sound that felt like a heartbeat, or racing pulse. See more »

Goofs

Initially when Paul places Jordan under the stairs, from the outside there is clearly an air vent behind her head. When Paul closes the door on her, the next shot from within shows no air vent. 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

When the title is shown on screen, it is faded away by the image of "flatlining" on a medical monitor. This effect is used in the closing credits as well. See more »

Connections

References True Lies (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Sosa
Written by Chief Keef (as Keith Cozart) and Tyree Lamar Pittman
Performed by Chief Keef
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Worth Your Time!

America has been starving for a truly entertaining film with no political baggage, and Death Wish delivers. It doesnt incriminate the viewer for owning a weapon with which to defend themselves, which sets it apart from most movies today. Perhaps excessively gory at times, it still manages to tell a meaningful story, and executes (pardon the pun) the theme cleverly.


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