Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.
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
This is a remake of Death Wish (1974) which was widely considered to be star Charles Bronson's breakout role as a major action hero. Bronson was one of the many actors considered for the lead role of John McClane in Die Hard (1988) before Bruce Willis was cast. This is considered to be Willis's breakout role as an action star after years of working in episodic TV. See more »
Kersey's daughter is released from the hospital and within a week her trachea has seemingly healed up. She isn't suffering from any muscle atrophy and/or psychological problems as a result of this heinous crime. She's very well adjusted. See more »
The film's copyright date in the credits is 2017 rather than 2018. See more »
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 »
Man, Bruce Willis really isn't even trying to act anymore. His character in the film just lost his wife and Willis plays him like a man mildly disappointed by a so-so piece of cake. And the action really isn't worth watching. This film is a pass.
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