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Death Wish (2018)

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Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.

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Eli Roth

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Paul Kersey
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Frank Kersey
Elisabeth Shue ... Lucy Kersey
Camila Morrone ... Jordan Kersey
Dean Norris ... Detective Kevin Raines
Beau Knapp ... Knox
Kimberly Elise ... Detective Leonore Jackson
Len Cariou ... Ben
Jack Kesy ... The Fish
Ronnie Gene Blevins ... Joe
Kirby Bliss Blanton ... Bethany
Andreas Apergis ... Belligerent Dad
Ian Matthews ... Ponytail
Wendy Crewson ... Dr. Jill Klavens
Warona Setshwaelo ... Nurse Carla
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Storyline

Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city's violence as it's rushed into his ER -until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts for his family's assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media's attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel...or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense action-thriller Death Wish. Written by MGM

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How Far Would You Go To Protect Your Family? See more »


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18 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Wish See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,010,267, 4 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,017,028
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

At the end, Bruce Willis's character stashes his daughter under in a storage space the stairs when the bad guys attack the house. In Der Schakal (1997), when the FBI agents are expecting Bruce Willis' character (The Jackal) to attack the house, the Jackal is seen hiding in a storage space under the stairs when he kills the first FBI agent. See more »

Goofs

Murder case tags on bulletin note type of weapon. Some list knife, those with firearms list caliber." .45 caliber" is listed in several cases as "45mm." Caliber is diameter, and .45 is .45 of an inch, not 45 mm. "45mm" would be a bullet almost two inches wide. See more »

Quotes

Joe: You're not gonna kill me.
Paul Kersey: No, Jack is.
[Paul yanks the chain pulling the jack out from under the car, falling on Joe's head]
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When the title is shown on screen, it is faded away by the image of "flatlining" on a medical monitor. This effect is used in the closing credits as well. See more »

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Featured in Renegade Cut: American Gun Culture and Death Wish (2018) See more »

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Addicted to Bad Bitches
Written by Brian Whitaker and Julian Council
Performed by WINKFROMTHEWOOD
Courtesy of Gravelpit Music/MMC
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Hugely overrated - its bland generic trash, with no edge
25 May 2018 | by rabbitmoonSee all my reviews

Watching Death Wish reminded me of The Brave One (which had artsy vibes and depth), Man on Fire (which had a NIN soundtrack and some real bite), Equalizer (again Denzel sold the character and it was engaging), John Wick (fun and well produced), Death Sentence (with some real balls and bite). There are so many of these films - all with the same formulaic structure - family death, vigilante justice, cop who turns blind eye.

Having read reviews, I expected Death Sentence to have bite and edge, and push the bar. LOTS of action, killings, gore, tension - a non-stop thrill-ride. But apart from some incredibly brief moments of gore, its about as bland and generic as it gets. Every aspect about it - the opening 'happy family in kitchen' scene, the cops, the villains, Willis wearing a hood like its a sequel to Unbreakable, you've seen it ALL before. Willis doesn't emote at all - no grief for his wife, no desperation, no anger, no nothing. Just that Willis face going through the motions, as you'd expect.

I actually wished it was another generic Liam Neeson thriller, because at least Neeson can do 'tense' and 'annoyed'. I have no idea why I keep watching Eli Roth's films, they're all bland trash with no directorial flair whatsoever.


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