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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

Writers:

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

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

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, 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Initial press releases listed Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski as co-writers, but Joe Carnahan received sole credit for his script on the final film. See more »

Goofs

Kersey appears to be using Propofol as a local anesthetic, and refers to it "wearing off". Besides the obvious question of why issue pain relief to someone you are going to torture, propofol renders the patient unconscious for a medical procedure and "wearing off" means the patient is regaining consciousness. They got the color, but not the pharmacological effects, correct. See more »

Quotes

Detective Leonore Jackson: Are you satisfied?
Detective Kevin Raines: No.
[Raines grabs a slice of pizza]
Detective Kevin Raines: Now I'm satisfied.
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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 »


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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A remake that works
2 March 2018 | by ellic1See all my reviews

I'm not a big fan of remakes. I think the huge flow of remakes coming out of Hollywood these days shows a lack of creativity. Although the general story line is pretty much the same as the original there is enough difference to keep it interesting. Willis portrayed the torment Kersey was going through well, and in this respect he played the part better than Bronson.

I'll disagree with another reviewer that the NRA will love the movie. In actuality, the portrayal of a legal gun sale bore no resemblance to real life. The anti-gun attitude of Hollywood (while at the same time glamorizing guns) was evident. it would be refreshing if the y could handle the topic honestly.

And I'll also give credit for their paying homage to the original at the end


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