In this explosive story of revenge and urban violence, Charles Bronson plays Paul Kersey, a bleeding-heart liberal who has a change of opinion after his wife and daughter are violently attacked by a gang of thugs in their apartment. His daughter is sexually assaulted and his wife is murdered. Bronson then turns vigilante as he stalks the mean streets of New York on the prowl for muggers, hoodlums and the like. Death Wish is a violent, controversial film that is frank and original in its treatment of urban crime and the average citizen's helplessness in dealing with it. Herbie Hancock wrote the musical score. And watch for a young Jeff Goldblum in his film debut as one of the thugs.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Death Wish is undeniably exploitation fare -- and also undeniably effective.
Sexual violence, cursing in strongly pro-vigilante drama.
Cast & Crew
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- © 2006 Paramount Pictures
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.