• Death Wish 3 (1985)

Death Wish 3

Release Date: 1985

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2004

R |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

When architect-turned-vigilante Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) returns to New York City, he discovers that one of his friends has been murdered by gang members. After the cops bring Paul in for questioning, he receives a tempting offer from the police chief (Ed Lauter) : Paul can have free rein to eliminate the gangsters, as long as the police get the credit. Paul agrees and goes to war against Manny Fraker (Gavan O'Herlihy) and his vicious gang of thugs.

Cast: Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin, Ed Lauter, Martin Balsam, Gavan O'Herlihy, Kirk Taylor, Alex Winter, Tony Spiridakis

Director: Michael Winner

Genres: Action , Crime drama

Production Co: Cannon Group, Golan-Globus

Keywords: Suspenseful, Rivalry, Car, Hospital, Friend, Rousing, Quest, Police station, Pursuit, New York City, Murder, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 25
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Death Wish 3 may be the first movie where the director and both costars have publicly denounced elements of the film. Director Winner has said he doesn't approve of the film's philosophy of taking the law into one's own hands. Bronson has been quoted as saying the film is too violent for his taste. show more

  • 25
    Liam LaceyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Death Wish 3 is a little like granddad yelling, You kids better get out of my yard, and then following up his threat by tossing a grenade onto the patio and turning the kids into human hamburger. [01 Nov 1985]

  • 25
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The action, direction and special effects are all better than the last time around, which isn't saying much, since Death Wish II was so ineptly directed and edited that it was an insult even to audiences that were looking for a bad movie. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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