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Death Wish
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Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson

Paul Kersey
Hope Lange

Hope Lange

Joanna Kersey
Vincent Gardenia

Vincent Gardenia

Frank Ochoa
Steven Keats

Steven Keats

Jack Toby
William Redfield

William Redfield

Sam Kreutzer
Stuart Margolin

Stuart Margolin

Aimes Jainchill
Stephen Elliott

Stephen Elliott

Police Commissioner
Kathleen Tolan

Kathleen Tolan

Carol Toby


Written by
Wendell Mayes

Wendell Mayes

(screenplay)


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Classic, gritty vigilante actioner!

5 years, 11 months ago at Aug 2 13:03
3 votes
"What if the cops can't handle this, Jack?"

1974's Death Wish (which initially went by the apt working title of The Sidewalk Vigilante) was released at the pinnacle of Hollywood's obsession with anti-hero movies. This screen adaptation of Brian Garfield's 1972 novel is functionally simplistic, lowering itself to the cerebral level required for straight-up exploitation (though it con... read more

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7 years, 9 months ago at Sep 24 13:12
1 vote
Charles Bronson is always regarded as a great actor, but I really don't see why. In this film, his wife is murdered after watching her daughter get raped by thugs who break into their home. Ol' Bronson returns home and after visiting his daughter in hospital and promptly fails to display one iota of emotion as he goes about his daily business.

Eventually he reignites his buried pass... read more

Death Wish (1974)

3 years, 7 months ago at Nov 29 10:54
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Death Wish succeeds more as anti-liberal backlash than as a movie, with an engaging premise of a conscientious objector who takes up arms in the streets of New York City when he finds that the criminals have run rampant without anyone to stop them. Based on the novel by Brian Garfield, the premise of the film pushes forward the notion that if there aren't enough police to help protect the citizen... read more
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A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.
Release date: 24 July 1974
UPC: 097360877441
Crime (14), Vigilante (12), 1970s (10), Revenge (10), Action (9), 1974 (9), Thriller (8), New York (7), Drama (7), Usa (5), Guns (5), Murder (5), Shooting (5), Rape (4), Police (4), Death (4), Punk (3), Architect (3), Gun (3), Homicide (3)
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"  Katsottu: 11.6.2015 DVD:ltä  Joo olihan tämä ihan hyvä, vaikka Bronson tappaakin aika vähän rikollisia.  "


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"A brutal NYC classic (one its star, Charles Bronson, had an uneasy time defending), this vigilante thriller crystallized the dangerous Beame-era Manhattan in the minds of millions. The pivotal scene goes down on a grungy subway car, where a furious Upper West Sider takes nickel-plated, .32-caliber vengeance on a pair of hapless muggers. Life would imitate art.—Joshua Rothkopf"


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"DVD Tulipa tämäkin vigilante-klassikko nähtyä. Asetelman luominen on kyllä epäuskottava - oli Bronson millainen pasifisti tahansa, ei vittu kukaan suhtaudu vaimonsa murhaan ja tyttärensä raiskaukseen moisena viilipyttynä - mutta elokuvan lähtiessä käyntiin se toimii. Väkivalta tuntuu tietyissä tilanteissa ratkaisulle ja Bronsonin teot mieltää oikeutetuiksi, mutta toisaalta leffan kyseenalaistuskin on asiallinen: miten määritellään rikollinen ja ketkä kaikki lopulta päät"


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"18.10 Brutaali elokuva, joka voi kertoa kenestä tahansa perheen isästä. Minimaaliset ammuskelukohtaukset lisäävät elokuvan realistisuutta ja todentuntuisuutta, koska päähahmosta ei näin luoda tappokonetta, joka ei ota osumaa eikä haavoitu. Tälläisistä meikäläinen tykkää."


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"The name "Paul Kersey" for the Charles Bronson character was the actual name of one of the extras hired for the movie. He allowed the use of his name in exchange for his appearing in all possible scenes requiring an extra. Dino De Laurentiis and Paramount originally wanted to call the film "The Sidewalk Vigilante" because they thought a movie with "Death" in the title was a deterrent and would put audiences off. When Ames Jainchill meets Paul Kersey in his office he says, "I don't know who sa"


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" In an interview Brian Garfield said "It’s a long time since I’ve seen the movie, but I don’t remember it being terribly good, and I certainly don’t recall it possessing any of the depth of the original novel, which is a powerful, pacy meditation on loss, bereavement and revenge." He also stated that each of the following sequels are all pointless and rancid, since they all advocate vigilantism unlike his two novels which are the exact opposite. The result of this film, led him to wri"


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"The original everyday Joe turned vigilante classic. Actually a lot more disturbing than I thought."


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"$22,000,000 - Paramount Budget: $3 million"


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"Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey Charles Bronson was a veteran actor before taking this role, but this movie helped to make him famous as a leading actor. Not his best work, but he carries the role well."


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Death Wish (1974)

“Death Wish succeeds more as anti-liberal backlash than as a movie, with an engaging premise of a conscientious objector who takes up arms in the streets of New York City when he finds that the criminals have run rampant without anyone to stop them. Based on the novel by Brian Garfield, the premise of the film pushes forward the notion that if there aren't enough police to help protect the citizens, then the citizens need to start defending themselves. It's an influential movie, spawning four sequels and dozens of imitators, and striking a chord with an audience that had been increasingly fed up with not seeing justice served to those who inflict harm on others. It's a simplistic story, with equally simplistic delivery, but it gets its point across, although the hammy acting and spotty ” read more

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"Paul Kersey "Nothing to do but cut and run, huh? What else? What about the old American social custom of self-defense? If the police don't defend us, maybe we ought to do it ourselves.""


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"*Uncredited, playing an alley mugger* I'm not one-hundred percent sure if he's in this. But several sources including this website, and IMDb say he is. I, as well, have no clue whether he's the guy on the left or the right. Any confirmations, corrections, so on, will be duly noted."


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