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Death Wish (24-Jul-1974)

Director: Michael Winner

Writer: Wendell Mayes

From novel: Death Wish by Brian Garfield

Music Composed, Orchestrated, and Performed by: Herbie Hancock

Producers: Hal Landers; Bobby Roberts

Keywords: Crime, Revenge, Vigilante, New York

After the death of his wife at the hands of muggers, a New York City architect thwarts his own mugging by killing the mugger with a .32 revolver. A former pacifist and conscientious objector, he finds the catharsis from that act invigorating; he makes himself an attractive target for muggers and commences a one-man city beautification project. Probably the best vigilante film, and certainly the most-copied. Spawned many inferior sequels. Herbie Hancock's score was nominated for a Grammy.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Bronson
3-Nov-1921 30-Aug-2003 Death Wish
Vincent Gardenia
7-Jan-1922 9-Dec-1992 Cher's father in Moonstruck
Jeff Goldblum
22-Oct-1952   The Fly
Christopher Guest
5-Feb-1948   This Is Spinal Tap
Hope Lange
28-Nov-1931 19-Dec-2003 Peyton Place
Stuart Margolin
31-Jan-1940   Angel Martin on The Rockford Files
Helen Martin
23-Jul-1909 25-Mar-2000 Pearl Shay on 227


Charles Bronson   ...   Paul Kersey
Vincent Gardenia   ...   Frank Ochoa
William Redfield   ...   Sam Kreutzer
Steven Keats   ...   Jack Toby
Stuart Margolin   ...   Ames Jainchill
Stephen Elliott   ...   Police Commissioner
Jack Wallace   ...   Hank
Kathleen Tolan   ...   Carol Toby
Ed Grover   ...   Lt. Briggs
Fred Scollay   ...   District Attorney
Chris Gampel   ...   Ives
Robert Kya-Hill   ...   Joe Charles
Olympia Dukakis   ...   Cop
Marcia Jean-Kurtz   ...   Woman at Airport
Helen Martin   ...   Alma Lee Brown
Christopher Guest   ...   Patrolman Reilly
Hope Lange   ...   Joanna Kersey
Jeff Goldblum   ...   Freak 1
Christopher Logan   ...   Freak 2
Gregory Rozakis   ...   Spraycan
Floyd Levine   ...   Desk Sergeant
Hank Garrett   ...   Andrew McCabe


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