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Death Wish (1974)
Front Cover Actor
Charles Bronson
Hope Lange
Vincent Gardenia
Steven Keats
William Redfield
Stuart Margolin
Stephen Elliott
Kathleen Tolan
Jack Wallace
Fred J. Scollay
Chris Gampel
Robert Kya-Hill
Edward Grover
Jeff Goldblum
Christopher Logan
Gregory Rozakis
Floyd Levine
Helen Martin (II)
Hank Garrett
Christopher Guest
Movie Details
Director Michael Winner
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 93 mins
Country USA
Color Color
This controversial, 1974 drama exploits urban paranoia and presents vigilantism as cathartic release. But it is also a captivating, Everyman-ish story of a New Yorker who goes through a sea change after crime depletes his family, and who runs afoul of the law while taking it into his own hands. Charles Bronson stars as the vengeance-seeking urban warrior who goes on a punk-killing spree after his wife and daughter are attacked by intruders. Director Michael Winner (The Wicked Lady) shamelessly builds upon audience identification with Bronson's rage, but he also makes an interesting story out of the latter's tug-of-war with disapproving police. It's an unpleasant film all around, but not nearly as bad as its horrifying, numerous sequels. Watch for a very young Jeff Goldblum--in this, his second movie--as one of the assailants of Bronson's loved ones. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 192
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC (Barcode) 097360877441
Release Date 16.01.2001
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1