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Death Wish
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R,1hr 32min
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January 1, 1974
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Paramount Pictures
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This drama about a man who takes the law into his own hands was wildly controversial upon first release, sparking much debate about the perceived pro-vigilante stance of the story, and established Charles Bronson as a major box office draw in the United States. Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) is a liberal architect living in New York City. One day, a group of drug-crazed thugs break into his apartment while he's gone, killing his wife Joanna (Hope Lange) and brutally raping his married daughter, leaving her comatose. When the police are unable to find the culprits, Kersey arms himself and begins patrolling the streets, killing muggers and thieves as he encounters them. While his obsessive search for street justice sickens him at first, in time Kersey begins to enjoy it and becomes a hunted man himself, as Police Detective Frank Ochoa (Vincent Gardenia) tries to find the man who is doing the police's job for them, and a bit too well. Jeff Goldblum made his screen debut as one of the lunatics who attacks Joanna. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Series Information
Death Wish
Released:
Jan 01, 1974
This drama about a man who takes the law into his own hands was wildly...
Death Wish 2
Release:
1982
Paul Kersey's (Charles Bronson) self-appointed one-man vigilante squad goes...
Death Wish 3
Release:
1985
Michael Winner ups the ante once again in Death Wish 3. Any pretense of...
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
Release:
1987
Charles Bronson, weary and comatose, is trotted out again as the cocked...
Death Wish 5: The Face of Death
Release:
1994
In this final film in the Death Wish series, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson)...
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