icon Film Profile: Death Wish - (1974)
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7.1/10 Stars
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3.5/10 Stars
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"Vigilante, city style -- Judge, Jury, and Executioner"


  • Director: Michael Winner
  • Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics,
  • Studio: Paramount
  • Subtitled | Widescreen | Duration: 100 Mins

This is the highly controversial sleaze epic that finally made Charles Bronson a star in America, and set a regrettable trend for trashy and ultra-violent vigilante thrillers. Bronson mechanically plays liberal architect Paul Kersey, who takes matters into his own hands after his wife is killed and his daughter is raped by a Manhattan gang (led by Jeff Goldblum in his film debut). Director Michael Winner's blood-lusting shocker is as intense and upsetting as it is morally reprehensible, and was very infuential in its day, but spawned a series of dismal sequels.
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Cast List:
Paul Kersey : Charles Bronson
Joanna Kersey : Hope Lange
Frank Ochoa : Vincent Gardenia
Jack Toby : Steven Keats
Sam Kreutzer : William Redfield
Aimes Jainchill : Stuart Margolin
Police Commissioner : Stephen Elliott
Carol Toby : Kathleen Tolan
Hank : Jack Wallace
District Attorney : Fred J Scollay
Joe Charles : Robert Kya-Hill
Mugger : Jeff Goldblum
Mugger : Christopher Logan
Spraycan : Gregory Rozakis
Patrolman Reilly : Christopher Guest

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