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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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Eli Roth

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,017,028
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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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Trivia

Originally conceived by Joe Carnahan in 2012, the film was set to star The Grey (2011) leads Liam Neeson and Frank Grillo. However, Carnahan withdrew from production when the studio preferred casting Bruce Willis in the role of Paul Kersey over Neeson. See more »

Goofs

Murder case tags on bulletin note type of weapon. Some list knife, those with firearms list caliber." .45 caliber" is listed in several cases as "45mm." Caliber is diameter, and .45 is .45 of an inch, not 45 mm. "45mm" would be a bullet almost two inches wide. See more »

Quotes

Paul Kersey: So there's nothing that I can do. Is that what you're saying?
Detective Kevin Raines: You can have faith.
[Paul looks at the bulletin board of unsolved murder cases]
Paul Kersey: How did faith work out for those people?
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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 »

Alternate Versions

In Singapore, the film was initially passed uncut with an M18 rating; due to stronger instances of violence. However the distributors were unsatisfied with this rating and then opted to re-edit the film in order to secure the more commercially friendly NC-16 rating. See more »

Connections

References True Lies (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Sacrifice
Written by Smokey Huff (as Richard Taylor Huff), Perry Morris, Greg Magie (as Greg MaGie) and Richie King
Performed by Sorcery
Courtesy of Sorcery Music International
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This was a big letdown..
13 March 2018 | by BatmanFunReviewsSee all my reviews

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. When i first saw the trailer for 'Death Wish' i thought that it was going to be a decent enough remake but the film was nothing like i expected i mean the best parts of the movie are in the trailers. Bruce Willis tries hard to pass as a vigilante when on the same time he can't even cry properly, Dean Norris is a generic fat cop who eats a little candy and spits it and Vincent D'Onofrio wasn't even needed to be honest. Elisabeth Shue and Camila Morrone were the best parts of the film as a whole and the first 20 to 24 minutes were decent but then it went downhill with Willis learning how to become a badass from videos and the ending was so over the top. Overall 'Death Wish' is a film that people will forget that it even existed. (4/10)


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