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26th Dec '16 8:50:14 PM ThePest179
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* AttemptedRape: There are some rapists that Paul manages to shoot before they can start anything.

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* AttemptedRape: There are some rapists that Paul manages AdultFear: The thought of your loved ones getting brutally raped and/or murdered when you're not around to shoot before they can start anything.help is a pretty potent fear for most people.
26th Dec '16 8:40:53 PM ThePest179
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* ItGetsEasier: Paul vomits after killing his first criminal, but soon becomes accustomed to it.

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* ItGetsEasier: Paul is not very comfortable fighting criminals early on in the film. At first, he beats up a mugger with a sock filled with quarters, then goes home, taking a drink of whisky to calm his nerves. He also vomits after killing his first criminal, but soon becomes accustomed criminal.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Paul drinks a couple of time in the film
to it.deal with the stress in his life.



* NewYorkSubway: Two muggers try to rob Paul on the subway. [[ForegoneConclusion They do not survive]].



* PoliceAreUseless: See TheLopsidedArmOfTheLaw above.



* RapeAsDrama: Kersey's daughter was raped and his wife was killed, all for drama and motivation. Also the rape/murder is played for [[GratuitousRape exploitation turn-on]], which makes all of the subsequent action seem more than a bit hypocritical.

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* RapeAsDrama: Kersey's daughter was raped and his wife was killed, all for drama and motivation. Also the rape/murder is played for [[GratuitousRape exploitation turn-on]], which makes all of the subsequent action seem more than a bit hypocritical.


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** Being a vigilante is ''really dangerous''. There are two separate occasions where Paul is seriously injured by the muggers he's fighting, once where he's stabbed, another where he's shot.


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* SinisterSubway: Paul gets mugged in the subway ''twice''.
26th Dec '16 12:05:42 AM ThePest179
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* CrusadingWidower: The entire reason Paul is risking his life by fighting muggers and gangbangers is because they killed his wife and raped his daughter.
16th Dec '16 9:10:18 PM Dravencour
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->''"People like the idea of revenge. You ever hear the expression, 'The best revenge is living well'? It means supposedly the best way to get back at someone is just by being happy and successful in your own life. Sounds nice. Doesn't really work on that Creator/CharlesBronson-kinda level, you know what I mean? Those movies where his whole family just gets wiped out by some street scum. You think you could go up to him, 'Charlie, forget about the .357. What you need is a custom-made suit and a convertible. New carpeting, french doors, a divan! That'll show those punks!'"''

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->''"People like the idea of revenge. You ever hear the expression, 'The best revenge is living well'? It means supposedly the best way to get back at someone is just by being happy and successful in your own life. Sounds nice. Doesn't really work on that Creator/CharlesBronson-kinda level, you know what I mean? Those movies where his whole family just gets wiped out by some street scum. You think you could go up to him, 'Charlie, forget about the .357. What you need is a custom-made suit and a convertible. New carpeting, french French doors, a divan! That'll show those punks!'"''
5th Nov '16 11:52:23 AM ThePest179
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* ItGetsEasier: Paul vomits after killing his first criminal, but soon becomes accustomed to it.



** A decade after the film was released, a real life urban vigilante incident took place in New York; the Bernie Goetz case.
28th Sep '16 9:48:16 AM CumbersomeTercel
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A 1974 action-crime-drama film based on [[Literature/DeathWish the 1972 novel]] by Brian Garfield (who also wrote ''Film/DeathSentence''). The film was directed by Michael Winner and stars Creator/CharlesBronson (the actor, not [[Film/{{Bronson}} the prisoner]]).

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A 1974 action-crime-drama film based on [[Literature/DeathWish the 1972 novel]] by Brian Garfield (who also wrote ''Film/DeathSentence''). The film was directed by Michael Winner Creator/MichaelWinner and stars Creator/CharlesBronson (the actor, not [[Film/{{Bronson}} the prisoner]]).
23rd Sep '16 6:20:27 PM Luigifan
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* TheBigRottenApple:Both the original film and its New York-set sequels depict a city where violent crime is so out of control that citizens are forced to take vigilante action.

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* TheBigRottenApple:Both TheBigRottenApple: Both the original film and its New York-set sequels depict a city where violent crime is so out of control that citizens are forced to take vigilante action.



* WretchedHive: A New York City were gangs and solitary muggers roam the streets and the subways. Citizens live in fear and the police seem to offer no safety.

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* WretchedHive: A New York City were where gangs and solitary muggers roam the streets and the subways. Citizens live in fear and the police seem to offer no safety.
24th Jul '16 3:46:17 PM Dravencour
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* CartwrightCurse[=/=]DisposableWoman: Kersey's wife. One of the series' most notorious traits--his daughter in the second, girlfriends in the third, fourth, and fifth films, numerous non-Kersey women in all films -- basically, if you're female and hang around Paul Kersey, you're pretty much screwed.

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* CartwrightCurse[=/=]DisposableWoman: Kersey's wife. One of the series' most notorious traits--his wife in the first film, his daughter in the second, girlfriends in the third, fourth, and fifth films, numerous non-Kersey women in all films -- basically, if you're female and hang around Paul Kersey, you're pretty much screwed.
28th Apr '16 2:50:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Paul. By the series end he's a BadassGrandpa too.
13th Apr '16 5:52:36 PM Mdumas43073
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* KarmaHoudini: The three muggers and rapists from the first film, who start Kersey's road toward vigilantism, are never caught by the cops or killed by Kersey. In the sequels however, the trope is averted, in which, if you're a bad guy, then you're not leaving the movie alive.

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* KarmaHoudini: The three muggers and rapists from the first film, who start Kersey's road toward vigilantism, are never caught by the cops or killed by Kersey. In the sequels sequels, however, the trope is averted, in which, averted; if you're a bad guy, then you're not leaving the movie alive.
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