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DEATH WISH 2 (1982) ***

Charles Bronson returns as Paul Kersey, the vigilante architect who blows away the punks who raped his maid and murdered his daughter. Laurence Fishburne plays one of the main gangbangers. Bronson shoots him through a boombox right into his face! Vincent Gardenia reprises his role from the first film as a cop who helps Bronson. In the film’s best scene, Ol’ Chuck disguises himself as a doctor to whack a thug in a psych ward. Jill Ireland, Bronson’s real life wife at the time, co-stars as his concerned girlfriend. This sequel is basically in the Rocky 2 mode, where all the characters do all the same stuff they did in the original film, but you don’t really care. The series would eventually become more violent and cartoonish (not a bad thing). Also with Ben Frank and Charles Cyphers and featuring a great cheesy score (later recycled in Part 3) by none other than Jimmy Page! Director Michael Winner also directed Parts 1 and 3.
Tags: action, bronson, cannon, d, death wish series
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