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

Writers:

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

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How Far Would You Go To Protect Your Family? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Kersey doesn't wear gloves and leaves fingerprints all over. The cops never dust for prints. See more »

Quotes

Joe: You're not gonna kill me.
Paul Kersey: No, Jack is.
[Paul yanks the chain pulling the jack out from under the car, falling on Joe's head]
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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

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

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Death Wish 3 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

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
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Deaf, blind and dead inside
3 March 2018 | by marcosaguadoSee all my reviews

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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Official Site [Japan]

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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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