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
Eli Roth was a huge fan of Dean Norris from Breaking Bad (2008), and at one point was going to get second dog and name him after Norris' character Hank Schraeder. Roth had confessed this to Norris at a party years ago, and Norris did not forget. Although Roth only has one dog (Monkey) he still swears that his second dog will be named Hank Schraeder. See more »
Kersey doesn't wear gloves and leaves fingerprints all over. The cops never dust for prints. See more »
You're not gonna kill me.
No, Jack is.
[Paul yanks the chain pulling the jack out from under the car, falling on Joe's head]
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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 »
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 »
You're Gonna Cry
Written by Roy Chauvin, Bobby Jay and RJ McCarty
Performed by Bobby Jay
Courtesy of Tuff City Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group See more »
Deaf, blind and dead inside
A remake of Michael Winner's Death Wish, that in itself is kind of depressing. How can the filmmakers be so unaware of the times we're living in or maybe they are not, unaware. If they know what they're doing then it's just unforgivable. But if one tries to put all that aside and try to see it just as a movie without any deep or ugly intentions, still doesn't work. No, not for a moment. We've all seen it before, a million times. and much, much better.
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