Death Wish

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"Vigilante, city style -- Judge, Jury, and Executioner"
  • R
  • 1974
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 7.0  (36,582)
  • 51

Paul Kersey is a very liberal architect whose wife is beaten and daughter brutally raped by muggers who tricked their way into the family apartment. His wife dies from her injuries and his daughter suffers a complete mental breakdown. Kersey goes on an extended vacation to Arizona where he reveals to a business associate he swore off guns because his father died in a hunting accident. The associate gives Kersey a gift box that he does not open until he returns to New York City. The box contains a .32 Colt revolver. While walking late one night, Kersey is mugged and he beats the man over the head with a sock filled with quarters. He is mugged again during another late night stroll and, this time, shoots the mugger with the .32. Kersey is now consumed with a desire for revenge and starts looking for muggers to shoot. The press picks up on the exploits of the unknown vigilante. The NYC police department wants him stopped as they see the public now rising up against the out of control crime.

Death Wish
Death Wish
Death Wish

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Paul Kersey is a very liberal architect whose wife is beaten and daughter brutally raped by muggers who tricked their way into the family apartment. His wife dies from her injuries and his daughter suffers a complete mental breakdown. Kersey goes on an extended vacation to Arizona where he reveals to a business associate he swore off guns because his father died in a hunting accident. The associate gives Kersey a gift box that he does not open until he returns to New York City. The box contains a .32 Colt revolver.

While walking late one night, Kersey is mugged and he beats the man over the head with a sock filled with quarters. He is mugged again during another late night stroll and, this time, shoots the mugger with the .32.

Kersey is now consumed with a desire for revenge and starts looking for muggers to shoot. The press picks up on the exploits of the unknown vigilante. The NYC police department wants him stopped as they see the public now rising up against the out of control crime.

Death Wish is a 1974 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 51.

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  • Release Date
    1974
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 33 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (36,582)
  • Metascore
    51