Death Wish

Death Wish (1974)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Neo-Noir, Rape And Revenge Film, Vigilante Film  |   Release Date - Jul 24, 1974  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Death Wish is a 1974 American vigilante action film loosely based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Brian Garfield. The film was directed by Michael Winner and stars Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey, a man who becomes a vigilante after his wife is murdered and his daughter is sexually assaulted during a home invasion. It was the first of a franchise, the Death Wish film series.

At the time of release, the film was attacked by many film critics due to its support of vigilantism and advocating unlimited punishment of criminals. The novel denounced vigilantism, whereas the film embraced the notion. Nevertheless, the film was a commercial success and resonated with the public in the United States, which was facing increasing crime rates during the 1970s.

Movie Info

Budget

$3,000,000

Box Office

$22,000,000

Themes

Tags

Action Hero, Anti Hero, Architect, Cult, Fight, Film Based On A Novel, Hospital, New York, New York City, One Against Many, One Man Army, Police, Revenge, Taxi, Vigilante, Vigilante Justice, Violent

Attributes

Based On: Death Wish
Filming Location: Arizona
Narrative Location: Arizona, New York City
Subject: revenge

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Alternate Titles

Bosszúvágy
HU
Death Wish
AU, CA, EC, IN, NL, PH, SG, ZA, GB, US
Death Wish - Våldets fiende nr. 1
SE
Death Wish 1 - Ein Mann sieht rot
DE
Death Wish I
US
Desejo de Matar
BR
Dorinţa de a ucide
RO
Een wreker in de stad
BE
Ein Mann sieht rot
AT, DE
El justiciero de la ciudad
ES
El vengador anónimo
AR, MX, PE, UY, VE
En mand ser rødt
DK
Il giustiziere della notte
IT
Mirties troškimas
LT
Mrtvé přání
CZ
Nådeløs By
NO
O ektelestis tis nyhtas
GR
O Justiceiro da Noite
PT
Paul Kersey ne oprošča
SI, YU
Přání smrti
CZ
Prianie smrti
SK
The Sidewalk Vigilante
US
Touha smrti
CZ
Túžba smrti
SK
Un justicier dans la ville
CA, FR
Väkivallan vihollinen
FI
Våldets fiende
FI
Yara
TR
Życzenie śmierci
PL
Ο Εκτελεστής της Νύχτας
GR
Смртоносна жеља
RS
Смъртоносно желание
BG
狼よさらば
JP
猛龍怪客
HK, TW
추방객
KR